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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 17 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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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

fascinating story of how the mine was started and illustrated by mannequins of miners at work, information was clearly written. Also went on the "Mail Run" with postman, visited various sights along the way and the stations who had either mail or supplies to get.

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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In the highly competitive world to entice Independent free agents into a mining experience in the land of endless mining for gems there is one huge Goliath who will win you over with personality and approachable ness. 'Doctor' Trev left a burnt out career in Psych Nursing and now is a full time carer for those afflicted with Opal Fever.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lots to see down the mine, the original dugout home and museum full of memorabilia. Very friendly and enthusiastic friendly staff. Reasonable price for opal jewellery too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

No trip to Coober Pedy can be complete unless you visit here.... This was a must on our trip to Uluru and Central Australia and great for the kids. Highly Recommended!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Of all the attractions with the township I thought this was the best both for the size of the set up and the variety of interest within the complex. The selection in the shop didn't disappoint; my opal found me. The self-guided tour of the mine gives a great sense of actual conditions with an impressive example of opal seam... More

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This self-guided tour gave a fascinating insight into the working methods of a century ago. The handout together with the exhibit labels provided very helpful information. There is also a period miner's house to see, together with a shop selling a wide range of merchandise. There are timed demonstrations of some outdoor mining equipment. Well worth a visit when in... More

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Stawell, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have a look at how a lot of home dwellers live in Coober Pedy.also watch how an actual opal mine works. The kids of all ages loved this.Can also pay your green fees here for the golf course.$10.00 One has to experience this if your are a golfer.The only Golf Club in the world with reciprocal rights with St Andrews... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

$15 entry per adult, a hard hat and you are set for an hour's exploring the display from mining to living underground.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The mine is very large and welcoming, upstairs you will be able to visit an original underground house.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Kids (aged 9 & 10) absolutely loved this place. The boy now has 'opal fever'. Some great info and exhibits though the mannequins are looking pretty tired (mining is tough). Hosts are conscious of costs associated with taking families through central Oz and are not out to gouge people. Pick up a brochure from your hotel and get 20% off... More

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