The town of Coober Pedy is located in one of the most extreme weather areas in Australia with the highest temperature reaching nearly 50 degrees Celsius while the water source is very limited.
However, this town is endowed by nature with a few valuable mineral resources, including opal. There are so many opals in Coober Pedy that it is called the “opal capital” of the Earth.
In addition to pearls, Coober Pedy is a destination that attracts many tourists each year, mainly thanks to the design of the town being completely underground. The early Coober Pedy residents did this to survive in the harsh sun.
Except for the months of January, February, March, May, June, the weather in the rest of the year is quite favorable for visiting Coober Pedy. Due to its location in the Southern Hemisphere, summer here lasts from December to February.
However, in May, the temperature dropped suddenly to a minimum of 14 degrees Celsius. The town also has limited rain from time to time, around 21mm. The period from June to August the town does not have rain, but the temperature is not too extreme because this is still winter.
The most “great” weather for Coober Pedy tourists falls from September to November. At this time, the temperature fluctuates in the range of 30 degrees Celsius, the rainfall increases to about 38 mm.
Here are some activities you can try while visiting Coober Pedy:
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