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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
08-86725555
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Ranked #2 of 15 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Be prepared to spend a number of hours at this original opal mine site. Three times a day, Trevor, the owner of the mine does a demonstration of how modern opal mining is conducted. But make sure you have no loose sleeves if you join in the process. For safety reasons you will be required to wear a hard hat... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great underground mine and old time dugout home Great experience for kids and adults Lots to see and explore Great shop and friendly service A must for all visitors to Coober Pedy

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Brisbane
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a great afternoon looking through the mine. Amazing seeing how things were done by hand, back breaking work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had two Tourist Attraction mine site places to go to and chose The Old Timers Mine. We spent two hours here reliving moments of Coober Pedy's history and the ups and downs of the town itself. Well put together and wonderful value for money all in one place. This is not only a show of an underground home ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a FANTASTIC experience at the Old Timers Mine today. Upon arriving we sat down with Trevor (the owner) and had a great conversation. It felt like we were talking to an old friend... The tour it's self is really very fun (we giggled the whole time). It was great walking through and being given a historical perspective of... More

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Orange, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Gives you a look at the way mining used to be done in times past. A lot of back-breaking toil in cramped tunnels, often working while lying down with the roof just above you. Nice history and I like the rooms where they lived set up just like they would have been. The shop is also very good with a... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we could not get any afternoon tours with any operator so we decided to give old timers mine a go and i thought it was very informative and actually loved it as one goes through the mine at his own pace - the wife enjoyed a bit of noodling and found a few nicely shimmering little opal pieces; recommendable!

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