Road Trip to Coober Pedy
Whether you are taking the 3000 kilometre journey from Adelaide to Darwin, or you want a unique road trip in South Australia, make sure you plan to stop for a few nights to explore our unique town of Coober Pedy...
Coober Pedy Sunrise
Planning your road trip on the Explorers Way is easy with this suggested itinerary below with more details available at http://southaustralia.com/things-to-do/road-trips/explorers-way
Adelaide to Clare Valley - 2 hours. Visit some of the many wineries and cellar doors, explore the region's history, including the copper mining town of Burra or the Steamtown Heirtage Rail Centre at Peterborough.
Clare Valley to Flinders Ranges - 3 hours 30 minutes. Visit Mount Remarkable National Park to see Alligator Gorge or the 360 degree murals at Jeff Morgan Gallery.
Flinders Ranges. Walk into Wilpena Pound or take a scenic flight to truly appreciate its magnitude and beauty. Other highlights include Rawnsley Bluff, Razorback Lookout in Bunyeroo Gorge and Stokes Hill Lookout. See Yellow-footed rock wallabies at Brachina Gorge.
Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta - 1 hour 40 minutes. North of Wilpena is the historic mining town of Blinman. Pass through Parachilna Gorge towards the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna: an oasis in the desert. Travel to Port Augusta via Hawker, Quorn and the Pichi Richi Pass. The Wadlata Outback Centre is a major attraction and an accredited visitor information centre. Activities include the G’day Mate Theatre and Tunnel of Time.
Port Augusta to Coober Pedy - 6 hours. The Woomera Heritage Centre and Interactive Rocket Range Museum is fascinating. Travel along the Stuart Highway to see the huge inland salt lakes. Take-in the unique mining landscapes on the drive to Coober Pedy.
Coober Pedy. Stay underground, go opal shopping or try your luck at noodling (fossicking) for opals at various working mines. Take an opal mine tour at The Old Timer’s Mine Museum and Umoona Opal Mine and Museum. Play a round of golf on a course with no grass and experience sunset at The Breakaways, one of South Australia's outback gems.
Coober Pedy to Uluru - 9 hours; or Alice Springs - 8 hours. Last stop in South Australia is Marla, population 70, give or take. It’s primarily a service town and is visited twice a week by The Ghan passenger train. Border crossing into the Northern Territory, stop at Erldunda Roadhouse before travelling west to Uluru or north to Alice Springs and Darwin.
We have modern apartment accommodation along with caravan sites available and are conveniently located just of the Stuart Highway near the "Welcome to Coober Pedy" blower truck. Our park is a friendly and secure location, complete with the amazing Nostimo Pizzeria right in the park.
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Call: 1800 067 787