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

Underground Art Gallery

The Underground Art Gallery is conveniently located in the main street of Coober Pedy. The gallery is completely underground and is carved out of solid sandstone, it is quite large and includes a hands on mining area where you can put on a hard hat and get a bit on mining experience right in the middle of town.

There is an impressive collection of Aboriginal art and artefacts including such items as nulla nullas, didgeridoos, music sticks, dot paintings, coolamons, boomerangs and hand carved figures from the Dreamtime. Also available is a large selection of opal jewellery direct from the miner.

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.4K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Opal Cave, The

The Opal Cave at Coober Pedy has a long history of giving visitors a close up look at the beautiful gemstones which have made the town famous. Browse through the Opal Museum where you will see a fascinating display of rough and cut opal and opalised fossils millions and millions of years old.

Walk through the beautiful and unusual underground garden to their award winning show room. Here you will be able to select from an extensive range of opal jewellery, rough and cut opal, a large range of souvenirs and local art and craft.

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.4K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Opal World

Buy opal where it is found - Coober Pedy is the opal capital of the world. This is an ideal place to buy a memento of Coober Pedy. Opal World has an extensive range of quality opal and opal jewellery.

The opal shop is located at the Desert Cave Hotel complex. Quality rough and cut opal are available, one hundred percent international written guarantee, tax-free to overseas visitors, award winning displays.

Desert Cave Hotel Complex, Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.4K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Underground Catholic Church Of St Peter And Pauls

The first purpose built underground Catholic Church of its type in the world opened June 25 1967 and extensions completed September 1984.

It still remains Australia's only purpose built underground Catholic Church and is classified a historical site in Coober Pedy, South Australia.

Special features of the church include the bell tower, St Anthony's Window, the Jasper stone altar and sanctuary, and the Holy Picture of Marija Pomagaj.

Post cards and fridge magnets are available for purchase and many visitors light a candle expressing a personal prayer.

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.5K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Star Opal Fossil Collection

In 1974 we purchased the block where Star Opal and our dugout home are now situated. On the block there was a small stone building, which was used as a cutting room by the previous owner and a very small one roomed dugout.

At Star Opal we strive to give you the personalized service that is most essential when you are purchasing opal. Our aim is to show you a large range of opal so that you can make that personal choice, and have the expert advice of our staff regarding your purchase. Our resident goldsmith is always ready and willing to set that special piece in the design you require.

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.5K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Faye's Underground Home And Opal Mine

Located in a beautiful desert garden, is Faye's famous Underground Home. The original one room home housed the first mail truck driver over sixty years ago. It was converted by Faye Nayler and two other women, using only picks and shovels, into a kitchen and bedroom. Later five other rooms were added including a wine cellar and a swimming pool. Unlike a number of display homes in town, Faye's Underground Home is actually lived in. The occupiers will be happy to show you the advantages of dugout living in the extreme Coober Pedy environment.

Old Water Tank Road
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.8K from Flinders Ranges/Outback

Flinders Ranges/Outback: Events

Coober Pedy Opal Festival 2018

An Outback Festival like no other!
Celebrating all that is Coober Pedy - opals, underground, outback, and our amazing multicutural community. Come along and get down and dirty!

Event Dates
      23rd 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, a booking service for local tours and accommodation as well as information on areas throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723

Located 0.4K from Flinders Ranges/Outback