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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
08-86725555
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction 2011. See 1916 opal mine, Historic museum and underground home. Mining... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Longreach
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230 reviews 230 reviews
121 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We loved this place even though we didn't do the underground tour. The shop has lots of displays and even some real opal in a seam to show visitors how it appears when mining. The staff are lovely and offer free demonstration of mining equipment 3 times a day as well as free noodling in their pit out the front... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A very interesting stop off and pit stop from our journey to Uluru. We stopped off in Coober Pedy to check out the town and to learn a bit of the history. Our idea was to get an understanding of Miners life, and learn a little more about the fabulous opals. We were not disappointed here at Old TImers Mine.... More

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Port Lincoln
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great self guided tour that gives a glimpse into the hardships and lives of the first opal miners in Coober Pedy. The museum displays some quirky memorabilia from bygone times.

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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

An affordable self guided tour with written and audio guides. This is a genuine opal mine turned into a museum. Two underground houses, furnished in 1920s and 1980s styles, are part of the complex, where mining memorabilia is exhibited in an extensive network of hand-dug tunnels and shafts. In the museum, you can find tools and implements used to excavate... More

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Mildura, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great self guided tour through an excellent mine and museum, lots of hands on stuff to see and do and an awesome gift shop at the end

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Exmouth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Much to see and read, however be aware if you have a bad back or over 6 ft you have to bend a lot to avoid bashing your head on the roof. Lucky for me they insist on all wearing hard hats but this does not stop the impact.

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Never been to coober pedy before so our first time underground was a unique experience something different

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This mine gave an excellent insight into life in Coober Pedy historically and more recently. They said to allow half an hour to go through the mine, but it took us longer than that because it was so interesting. The dust started to get to me by the end of the hour, though.

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Speers Point, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stopped here on our way through the town. Lovely surprise lovely staff who were very friendly. Very informative tour very well done!

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Melbourne
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Fun experience for the family, very informative for all ages - 4 & 12 year old enjoyed the exhibition and adults found the displays very informative.

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