Taking one or several Coober Pedy tours will be a great way to explore this odd mining town in the Outback. There are several reasons for taking a tour, rather than just looking around on your own, and one of the most important is time. Most visitors and tourists to Coober Pedy will have only a limited number of days that they will be able to stay here, and if you are unfamiliar with the region, you might miss out on a memorable sight unless you take a tour. There are a number of excellent tours available in Coober Pedy, and any of them can make your visit more enjoyable.
The same folks who own the Underground Bed and Breakfast also offer you several very nice tours of the area around Coober Pedy. Their half day tour, which includes plenty of good stuff to drink, will show you the Dog Fence, opal mines, Breakaways, and Moon Plain. If time is of the essence, you can also take a two hour tour. The Painted Desert Tour is a six hour tour to acquaint you with the rugged beauty of the Australian Outback.
GNK Opals Adventure Tours
This family owned business offers you two Coober Pedy tours to choose from – a morning tour, from 8am to noon, and an afternoon tour, beginning 2 ½ hours before sunset (this tour lasts 4 ½ hours). The morning tour will take you and your family or friends to a working opal mine, the Underground Serbian Church, the Big Winch, the golf course, and various underground homes. Afternoons will include the Serbian church, an opal cutting demonstration as well as mine tour, the Dog Fence, the Moon Plain, and the Big Winch. You can also arrange a tour into the Outback, specially designed for you.
Opal Cave Tag-Along-Tours
Getting a good night’s sleep is so easy in an underground hotel or motel, that it can be easy to oversleep and miss the morning’s tours. Fortunately, Opal Cave Tag-Along-Tours can provide you with an interesting, one hour tour of Coober Pedy. This tour will feature a guide and your automobile, and you will be shown an underground home and church. You will also be able to watch as opals are cut by professionals. This short tour is a good way to fill in the odd hour, or if you do not have much time to spend looking for Coober Pedy attractions.
Riba’s Evening Mine Tour
Another short, but very entertaining tour is Riba’s Evening Mine Tour. This tour will take about one and a half hours, and will teach you about opal mining, and you will see the precious stones right in the matrix of the stone. You will have fun using a divining rod and learn how to locate opals yourself. Noodling will give you a chance to pick up that special souvenir, too.
Enjoy A Tour In Coober Pedy
There is no better way to get acquainted with this town than by taking a Coober Pedy tour. There are plenty of tours available, for both short excursions and day long treks that will entertain and enlighten the entire family.