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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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Old Timers Mine Coober Pedy SA

This mine tour was fantastic.To see how they worked the seams and combed in and out, excellent.The museum at the end is most interesting with an excellent...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Coober Pedy, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This mine tour was fantastic.To see how they worked the seams and combed in and out, excellent.The museum at the end is most interesting with an excellent...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not for the claustrophobic, but a really good and interesting idea of how early life in the mines and underground homes was lived. They give you a hard hat: you'll need it.

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Blaxland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A fascinating trip back in time to how opal miners lived. Well worth the time to inspect this attraction. The self guided tour works very well and is extremely interesting. However, not for anyone who is claustrophobic.

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Maroubra, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fun, hands on, museum.. will take you 2 to 3 hours.. put on a hard hat (and then find out why it was a good idea when you bump your head because you are not looking at head height while looking at the display :) ) Most informative with relics and newspaper articles, artifacts, photos and history of Coober Pedy..... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Walking around the old mine, reading records of named miners who really worked down there, seeing the tools they used, feeling your hard hat bang against solid rock when you don't duck low enough to get through an opening, squinting at the light way up above a real shaft with real footholds, happening on a model of a miner lying... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This old mine gives you the feeling of what it was like when the first miners came to Coober Pedy. The size of the tunnels, and shafts and the living quarters they made for themselves. The kids will love it here too.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very welcoming, especially to the children. We did the self guided tour underground, 2 adults, 4 kids $40. In hindsight, we probably should have done a guided tour to gain more of an "educational" experience. If you are travelling with a pet, there is a "pet area" to lock up your dog in the shade.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We did a self guided walk. It was good value at $12.50. It was fun negotiating the tunnels, but they were large enough so you didn't feel claustrophobic. Unfortunately we missed the blowing demonstration due to wet weather!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was a great experience and would highly recommend this mine. It gives you a thorough detail of the way it was done and the way they mine opal today.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This mine tour was fantastic informative and they welcomed kids. There is a demonstration every day of a working blower out the front. Kids loved this!! Well worth the visit!!

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