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Coober Pedy - Cities, Towns and Localities
Since the 1st of February, 1915, when opal was first discovered here, Coober Pedy has been supplying the world with the majority of gem quality opals. Today, the uniqueness of Coober Pedy and its surround, make it a popular tourist destination. One of the mainstay attractions in Coober Pedy is the unique style of underground accommodation and authentic underground homes, as well as the museums, opal shops, opal mines, churches, galleries etc.

Check out some of the following events for Coober Pedy.

Coober Pedy Events

Opal Festival
• Held over the Easter weekend to celebrate the start of the opal mining ‘season’. Although much of the action takes place at the Oval complex on the town’s ‘triangle’ adjacent to the Stuart Highway, things happen throughout the town including the Opal Walk through town, a sunrise church service at the Big Winch, the Classic Ambrose Golf Tournament, the entertaining street parade and a Motor Club Speedway.
Greek Glendi
• Two ethnic evenings with plenty of traditional dancing and food, held in July.
Coober Pedy Races
• Held over the October long weekend. The Coober Pedy Races are a family event, where thoroughbred and stock horse races, gymkhana, novelty, family and sporting events fill a two day program.
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