366 km south of Coober Pedy lies Pimba, the junction for travellers going to
Roxby Downs and Coober Pedy. Pimba is the service town for the Olympic Dam Mine
(82 km), the historic opal mining town of Andamooka (110 km) or the Oodnadatta
Track (216 km). It also lies next to the Trans Australian Railway line with both
the Indian Pacific and Ghan passing through.
There are several salt lakes including Lake Hart in the north and Island
Lagoon in the south. Both are viewable from lookout points along the highway.