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Address: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8672 5555
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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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Coober Pedy Old Timers Mine Self-Guided Tour
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Fascinating insights to the old timers

Having 90 mins to kill prior to our departure, a visit to the Old Timers Mine fitted the bill beautifully The self guided tour meant we could go at our own pace and really get to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sarah B
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having 90 mins to kill prior to our departure, a visit to the Old Timers Mine fitted the bill beautifully The self guided tour meant we could go at our own pace and really get to know the detail of how tough life really was for those first intrepid guys We were also lucky enough to be in time to... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go with children and enjoy a fairly extensive but not exhaustive tour of an underground mine and house. It's not expensive compared to others but just as good. Loads of information if you are interested as well as a good gift shop and a really great little pit where you can have a dig around for some... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this attraction. Helpful staff, hard hats supplied (thank god) and you are off. A walk through an actual inactive mine with lots of stops with great information to give you a feel of what the miners lives were like. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to see a mine up close and personal, and appreciate what miners do to bring precious minerals from the Earth to jewelry. Mark greeted us, answered our initial questions and after the self guided tour, answered further questions. His customer service skills are impeccable and his knowledge of Opals and mining is outstanding. HE is the one... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good insight into mining in this town. Good experience for children and after going around the mine and trying out the rock crushing machine they can then go panning for gold! Also a wealth of information for adults as well.

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Joergensoe Beach, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May be the best self guided mine tour because the mine it rather autentic - remember to wear a hard hat

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well priced attraction to visit while in Coober Pedy. All displays are so realistic that you get the impression of day to day life during the opal rush first hand.

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour takes you into an opal mine, underground, so hard hats, and headlights are provided. There is plenty to see, and learn along the way, on this self guided tour, with many places to stop and read interesting facts on life and mining methods used along the way. It is a labyrinth of tunnels, fun for all the family,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our kids loved this place. Was a real eye opener for them to see underground and how people lived (and still live)

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so good. Really friendly owner & staff. Interesting and wide range of exhibits, plus underground mine tour. I couldn't walk all round the mine, so my family did that & they let me in the museum part for free. Thank you !

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