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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 worth the time!

A great opportunity to get an in depth look at the conditions that miners worked under. Fantastic displays and the host was very pleasant. A great experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Albany, Australia
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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A great opportunity to get an in depth look at the conditions that miners worked under. Fantastic displays and the host was very pleasant. A great experience!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well presented self-escourted walk through mine. A warren of drives and dead-ends. Well signposted so getting lost is difficult. Lighting good, and head-height OK for the average person. Need a hard-hat and a torch would be useful to read the pamphlet. Floor is uneven in places, but most authentic. The museum at the end is most interesting with an excellent... More 

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Watsons Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The tour is well worthwhile, especially for those who have no exposure to opal mining. The owners are most hospitable.

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Longreach, Australia, South Pacific
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a great place to explore Such an interesting background story to the underground house and mine Loved being able to walk around into all the nooks and crannies Staff very friendly and informative

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You do a self-guided tour for $15 (so just a piece of paper, no irritating guides) of a mine that was re-discovered in 1987, then some poorly-done modern exhibits and parts of a fairly modern underground home. I found it very interesting and it covered most of what Coober Pedy is about in one go.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited the Old Timers Mine in Coober Pedy in Early April 2015 on our outback tour and were impressed by the many partitions and small offshoots within the well lit old mine. There are many exhibits and the walk is easy but wearing a simple plastic helmet is a must due to some very low ceilings. Outside there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the time we had here lots to see, my girls aged 6 and10 found it very interesting. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Thank you.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Did the self guided underground tour. $20 for the family. Spent about an hour there. Well worth it. Recommend for family with kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a self guided tour and with a map we followed our way around this original hand dug mine. It gave us a really good insight into early life in Coober Pedy. There were displays using shop dummies that blended in so well to help create the unique atmosphere, there were old posters and clipping about life in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The mine and museum were set up in 1987 and I don't think they've been updated since. The posters and info are good but some of it is rather outdated. The mannequins in the mine are ancient and falling apart. It's not all terrible and there is some interesting stuff there, but the $15 entry fee is overly expensive.

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