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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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Great mine tour

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Eich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, all of a sudden this interesting place. Take your time to discover the history of this place and take a beer to chat with the locals. Spending a day here in the coolness of the underground makes the stay worthwhile. We've totally enjoyed our stay

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited the old timers mine with my partner and we both loved it immensely. its tight enough to feel like your in a mine but wide enough that you wont feel claustrophobic. take a camera and turn the flash off. great photo ops throughout the mine.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well worth the entrance fee and not only that but you get a great work out as well. This is an original dug mine. There are some areas where a machine has been used but the majority has been fashioned with pick and shovel, sweat and blisters. remember to wear a helmet and bend those knees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Take the brochure from your motel to get a discount I knew almost nothing about opals and managed to catch a guy polishing them in the polishing room and he told us all about how they cut them what they're worth the ones to look out for. Do the tour for sure but if you can corner someone and ask... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great little shop with an interesting tour underground with the history of opal mining. Great for the kids as well, very welcoming. They loved noodling in the pit out the front and didn't want to leave! Will visit again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by our self guided tour of this mine. My kids and I enjoyed exploring underground and reading the interesting stories

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Worth the time and a visit - it helps you understand this town, which is one in world and what Opal is all about. You can do it in 30 minutes or take 2 hours.

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Broken Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I recommend the Old Timers mine if you want to learn more about opals and mining. They have a great self guided underground mine tour and the owner does some practical demonstrations on the mining equipment.

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Whyalla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were just driving around the town of coober pedy and came across Old Timers Mine. I've seen good reviews on here so i was happy to check it out. We are a family of 5, with a 6yr old, 4 yr old and 20month yr. I'm so happy we went in, it's been our highlight so far. The children... More 

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Additional Information about Old Timers Mine

Address: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08-86725555
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Coober Pedy
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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