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Get out of the city and see something different! Coober Pedy, Opal capital of the world, is an entirely unique place and unique experience in the Australian Outback. Coober Pedy is located in central northern South Australia, almost 9hrs drive north of Adelaide, past Pt Augusta, past Woomera, or a 2hr flight. The Opal Festival is something you can not experience anywhere else. Coober Pedy celebrates its rich heritage and multicultural community, its unusual underground lifestyle, and of course Opals! Those colourful, shiny rocks that have mesmerised many throughout generations.
Umoona Opal Mine and Museum, image courtesy of cooberpedy.com
In addition to experiencing this unique mining lifestyle, you can expect the 2019 Opal Festival to be rich with food and bevvies, crafts and market stalls, games and entertainment, activities for all ages, celebrating all cultures.
Entry is Free! Come along for Friday night Fireworks and Live Music at the Opening Event, at the Racecourse, followed by a weekend filled with celebrations on Saturday and Sunday night. Check out the Program here! (A very useful map is included in that link!) While in Coober Pedy, drop in at the Visitor Information Centre, located in the District Offices, Lot 773, Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and weekends and public holidays 9am to 1pm. Phone: (08) 8672 4617.