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Old Timers Mine

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Address: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08-86725555
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Description: Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction...
Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction 2011. See 1916 opal mine, Historic museum and underground home. Mining machine demonstrations, Multi lingual self guided tour written and audio guides. Opal showroom. Look for your own opal in own noodling pit, Family affordable and educational. See how the Old Timers in Coober Pedy lived and worked. An experience you will not forget. T-QUAL accredited
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Interesting place

Really enjoyed the time we had here lots to see, my girls aged 6 and10 found it very interesting. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Thank you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the time we had here lots to see, my girls aged 6 and10 found it very interesting. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Thank you.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Did the self guided underground tour. $20 for the family. Spent about an hour there. Well worth it. Recommend for family with kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a self guided tour and with a map we followed our way around this original hand dug mine. It gave us a really good insight into early life in Coober Pedy. There were displays using shop dummies that blended in so well to help create the unique atmosphere, there were old posters and clipping about life in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The mine and museum were set up in 1987 and I don't think they've been updated since. The posters and info are good but some of it is rather outdated. The mannequins in the mine are ancient and falling apart. It's not all terrible and there is some interesting stuff there, but the $15 entry fee is overly expensive.

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Roxby Downs,
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Trevor was so informative and it was a bonus that we had the original owner there to show us through to the entry. The mine is efucational and kept very much true to fact. Kids loved the opal sandpit out the front.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are there at the right time there is a demonstration of an underground mining machine, but if you miss that, the mine is really interesting with opal mining and the development of Coober Pedy being well explained and demonstrated around the walls and in the small museum. There is a bit of a hard sell of opals in... More 

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Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

All the family enjoyed the self guided tour. There is plenty to see and learn about. You certainly get a sense of mining in the early 1900's. Friendly staff. Well done for the insight into producing this gem for all to experience.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Being the first mine and under ground dug out in this area from the early days it was a great experience. To walk through the mine and able to see replicas of the past both of housing and mining was great. A demonstration of a blower used in the mines and audience participation as well great. A tip grab the... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Nothing to dislike at all , it was a fantastic experience. I spent sometime there with a guided tour by the owners. The knowledge they had to share was a experience in itself. Go and taste the outback of Australia, the last frontier in the world.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is one of the things you should do. A small fee gets you in. It gives you a very good expereince of mining in CP. You don on a helmet (you will need it) and you get down into the mine and see how the miners lived and mined.

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