Flinders Ranges/Outback Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Flinders Ranges (SATC)

Flinders Ranges/Outback

South Australia’s Outback is a fascinating mix of breathtaking landscapes and intriguing characters. Coober Pedy is one of the world’s leading opal producers and is a captivating town where more than half of the population reside underground.

Overnight in an underground hotel or join the famous Outback Mail Run to Oodnadatta and William Creek. Admire the stunning natural landscape, try your luck at opal digging and learn the history of this alluring region.

Bushwalk through the Flinders Ranges national parks and discover gorges that are millions of years old. Climb Mount Remarkable in the Southern Flinders Ranges, walk through Wirrabara and Bundaleer forests, or taste the local flavours on the Southern Flinders flavours trail.

Discover the sheer magnificence of Wilpena Pound, take a scenic flight for the best view and experience the gateway to the Outback in the Northern Flinders Ranges with dramatic mountain peaks, vibrant red earth, and brilliant blue skies.

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Arabunna Clutral Tours (SATC)

Flinders Ranges/Outback: Where To Go / Sightseeing


Opalios has been mining in the Coober Pedy opal fields since 1973 and is still mining today. We are a family business that cuts all our own opal and create bespoke Opal jewellery on site.

We have an experienced opal miner, expert opal cutter, and jeweller on site, and all our opal is cut to the finest standard. All opals and jewellery come with a written certificate, guaranteeing quality, value, and craftsmanship.

Come and see Andrew, Stella and George for the best value opals.

8 Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.1K from Flinders Ranges/Outback


The Breakaways are one of South Australia's Outback gems. They're a striking rocky landscape of flat-topped mesas.

The Breakaways were once covered by an inland sea. They are now home to an array of native fauna and flora. Take in this remarkable view, which you'll find approximately 33 kilometres north of Coober Pedy.

The best time to see the awesome Breakaways is sunset, when you can appreciate the amazing sandstone colours.

South Australian tour operators can take you there to explore the site or you can drive yourself however permits should be collected from the Coober Pedy Visitor Centre in the District Council Office on Hutchinson Street before departing. Permits are AUD2.20 per person.

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.4K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Umoona Opal Mine And Museum

Visit Umoona Opal Mine and Museum, Coober Pedy's largest underground and only award winning tourism attraction.

Take a walk through our museum where you will find information on Aboriginal and European settlement in the area. Step back into Australia's ancient past and view fossils from the South Australian Museum.

Take our guided tour and experience underground living in our display home, or see what it was like digging for opal in our authentic mine. Watch our multi award winning documentary " The Story Of Opal" in our panoramic theatre, then visit our retail showroom with Australia's largest range of exclusive opal jewellery, rough or cut opal (crystal, black and boulder) and a large range of opalised fossils and specimens. Please refer to website for tour times and costs.

Choose a stone and our in house jeweller will make a special piece of jewellery just for you. All of our opals and jewellery come with 100 percent international guarantee.

Lot 14 Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.4K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Flinders Ranges/Outback: Events

2020 National Opal Symposium

2020 National Opal Symposium to be hosted in Coober Pedy, outback SA.
A collaboration between the Opal Miners Association, Department of Mines and Energy, Coober Pedy Retail, Business and Tourism Association, and the District Council of Coober Pedy.
Joins us in creating a clear 20/20 vision for the future of Opal Mining, Marketing and Retail of our national gemstone.
Share discoveries, new mining techniques, and be part of the discussion in marketing the virtues of the only ethically sourced opal in the world - Australian Opal.
A Symposium to keep our National Gem - and the industry behind it - flourishing!!

Event Dates
      8th Apr
      9th Apr

Various locations
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.2K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Coober Pedy Opal Festival 2019

An Outback Festival like no other!

Celebrating all that is Coober Pedy - opals, underground, outback, and our amazing multicutural community.

The Opal Festival is the largest community event in Coober Pedy and is held annually to celebrate the vibrant and culturally diverse community, opal and mining. The Festival provides an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate and strengthen its cultural and social bonds. Incorporating food and beverage, craft and market stalls, games and entertainment; the festival provides activities for all ages and cultures in an engaging and entertaining event.

Timetables on June 21 and 22, to celebrate our amazing spring time weather.

Fireworks display and live music is earmarked for an opening event on the Friday night at the Racecource, followed by celebrations on Saturday and Saturday night.

Come along and get down and dirty!

Event Dates
      21st Jun
      22nd Jun

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.3K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

2019 Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run

The Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and fun run on 1 June 2019, will be an outback running experience like no other.

Held in the spectacular Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, near Coober Pedy, South Australia, the race starts at the main lookout, Kanku Pulka.

Competitors will travel down from the escarpment, through the spectacular coloured hills of the breakaways country, onto the moon plain and alongside the dingo fence.

There is a fun run for kids under 11 and with bikes, dogs and prams able to be included, this event has something for everyone.

Supporters and family members can watch race progress from the start/finish hub, view the exhibits, enjoy the free National Reconciliation Week barbecue and soak up the atmosphere of this special place.

It's more than just a race. Competitors can stay in iconic Coober Pedy for a few days and extend their running experience into a short holiday.

With opportunities to get underground, noodle for some opals, take a mine tour and check out some art, there is so much to see and do. And with water flowing into Lake Eyre from recent northern rains and the bird-life soon to follow, it's a fantastic time to see something incredibly special.

Event Dates
      1st Jun

Breakaways Road
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 19.0K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Flinders Ranges/Outback: Travel Tips

Coober Pedy Visitor Information Centre

The District Council of Coober Pedy and the Coober Pedy Visitor Information Centre welcomes visitors to our unique town. There is nowhere else in the world like it.

The Visitor Information Centre is within the administration complex of the Council Chambers. The centre provides detailed information on local attractions, as well as information on areas throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Lot 773 Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.3K from Flinders Ranges/Outback