Underground Church

The Catacomb Church - Saint Peter & Paul's Catholic Church

Useful Information

Location: Coober Pedy, 850 km north of Adelaide and 680 km south of Alice Springs. Off main street on Halliday Pl. (29°0'11.79"S, 134°45'46.75"E)
Open: All year daily.
Fee: free.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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1977 church built.


Saint Peter & Paul is the first underground church in Coober Pedy. Today it as a katholic church, but originally it was used by all denominations of religion. When it was built, everyone was helping, a true pioneer manner. This underground church is cut out of the rock in the form of a cross: two passages crossing each other, which gives it a typical church-like shape.