Tom's Working Opal Mine
Arid Areas Tours
Offers 4WD tours around town, extending to the Painted Desert and the Breakaways.
Mail Run Tour
Coober Pedy–based full-day mail-run tours through the desert and along the Oodnadatta Track to Oodnadatta and William Creek return ($195).
A good budget tour taking in the major town sights plus a little fossicking. Two-hour sunset Breakaways tours ($50/25) also swing by the...
Tom & Mary's Greek Taverna
This busy Greek diner does everything from a superb moussaka to yiros, seafood, Greek salads and pastas with Hellenic zing. Sit back...
Tom's Working Opal Mine information
Lonely Planet review
The best place to check out a working excavation is Tom's, 3km southwest of town: miners continue their search for the big vein; visitors noodle for small fortunes. Self-guided tours adult/child $10/5.