Destination Guide: Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy


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A truly unique place where a labyrinth of homes, hotels, shops and churches have been carved into caves beneath the earth’s surface, Coober Pedy needs to be seen to be believed.

Places to visit in Coober Pedy

Welcome to Hollywood in the Outback. Coober Pedy’s sun-baked, lunar-like landscape and ‘dug-out’ homes have appeared in films like ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’, ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’, ‘Red Planet’, ‘Pitch Black’ and more!

Accommodation in Coober Pedy

To escape the extreme heat, most of Coober Pedy’s residents live in underground houses that are tunnelled out of the sandstone surrounds. So why not do what the locals do and spend a night in a purpose-built underground motel?

Built 10 metres below ground level, the Radeka Downunder Motel provides its guests with a tranquil, quiet atmosphere that allows you to relax underground while the town works above you. The Radeka Downunder Motel is located in the centre of town, within walking distance of shops and local attractions.

How to get to Coober Pedy

At Cobber Pedy our coaches stop at Bus Terminal, 52-56 Hutchinson St, Coober Pedy SA.

With more than 180 stops across the country and services in all mainland states and territories, Greyhound is Australia’s largest coach network. Check out our most popular routes to Coober Pedy below. Travelling to the Coober Pedy from another location? There's a good chance we have a service there! Find available trips through the booking form at the top of the page.

How to get around Coober Pedy

Once your Greyhound bus to Coober Pedy arrives Bus Terminal, 52-56 Hutchinson St, Coober Pedy SA, you’ll find it’s a small town that’s easy to get around on foot. You’ll find most of the attractions on one main street (Hutchison Street), and you can walk just about anywhere in town within 10 minutes, as long as you can handle the heat.

There is no public transport system or taxi service in Coober Pedy, but tours to attractions outside town – like The Breakaways or The Painted Desert – can be arranged at the Coober Pedy Visitor Information Centre (Lot 773, Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy), or at the reception desk of your hotel.

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