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

Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage

A rare opportunity to visit a world class Aboriginal Art Gallery with the added bonus of meeting orphaned kangaroo's and other wildlife.

The kangaroo Orphanage was established in 2008 to take in orphaned kangaroo's from the far north of South Australia covering about the area of Germany.

Since opening in 2008 the Orphanage now takes in all Australian wildlife including Wombats,Birds and Lizards. Visitors can get up close with Orphaned Kangaroo's at the daily feeding times of 12 noon and 5.30 pm. Tour groups are welcome by appointment. Entry to the feeding sessions are by donation as the Orphanage is totally self funded ,

The Gallery also offers an Aboriginal Cultural and Heritage talk which explains the history of Aboriginal Art, Weaponry ,The fabled Kaiditchi man shoes and Bush medicine. These talks are by appointment only.

The Gallery holds an extensive range of Aboriginal Artefacts as well as significant works by many of Australia's best known Aboriginal Artists .

Proprietors Josephine and Terry Brennan-Kuss who are dedicated wildlife carers also mine the elusive Opals and have on display in the Gallery "The Centenary Plate" which is an Opalized collection of over 200 sea shells that they mined in 2014.

131 Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.6K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Old Timers Mine and Museum - Self guided tour

Relive history and step back in time to 1916 with this original opal mine, historical museum and underground home, designed to give you the ultimate underground experience.

Continuous self guided tours and maps available in different languages.

Come and see some of the first opal found by William Hutchison in 1915.
The experience of the Old Timers Mine and Museum is one that is truly unique to this unusual town.

Come and talk to our friendly staff about opals and underground living and mining.

Our family has been in the opal business since the 1960's. Have a look at our beautiful Coober Pedy, Mintabie, black and boulder opal acquired over 50 years. We also have a large range of fossils, opal pipes and seashells.

Authentic aboriginal paintings available in our shop and we provide you with a certificate of authenticity when purchasing solid opal and jewelry.

- Explore an historic 1916 opal mine
- See the natural seems of opal and fossils
- Admire opal with UV lights
- Walk through an original underground home
- Continuous self guided tours
- Underground gift shop
- Historic museum
- Opal jewelry
- Noodle in the pits
- Large range of souvenirs

Crowders Gully Road
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.6K 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 2020

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.

Timetabled on June 19 to 21, to celebrate the 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
      19th Jun
      20th Jun
      21st Jun

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.3K 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