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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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This should be on everyone’s list of things to visit. Very friendly people who have lived and mined... read more

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Jennifer B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Opal tour

We arrived late in the day but had a great look around much more under ground than we expected... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John N
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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+61 8 8672 5555
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Reviewed today via mobile

This should be on everyone’s list of things to visit. Very friendly people who have lived and mined here for a long time. We enjoyed our chat with the family learning about opal mining. The tour is self guided with lots of interesting facts and...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived late in the day but had a great look around much more under ground than we expected. Coming out we realised we were the only ones there the owners dad and son were locking up They went out of there way to make...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a good hour and a half learning all about mining for Opals and the how Coober Pedy began. So much history. Well done.

Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Share the feelings of narrow, uneven, twisting tunnels. See the replicas of actual events that bring home the difficulties the old timers faced.

Thank Richard-Canberra
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great self guided tour of an old mine. The noodling area is the best we found in Coober Pedy. The retired owner took our children and showed them another area on site to noodle where they found some good pieces of opal. A must visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this after another mine tour. Interesting to see how people live underground. The self guided tour was well laid out.

Thank Darren R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very informative and well set out and established self guided tour. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming

Thank am0ustafa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken right down the mine and saw where Opals were dug out. Part of the tour is to the shop where you can buy Opal jewellery.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see when in Coober Pedy. Self guided very good to walk around at your own pace lots to see take your time. lots of tunnels to walk around then there is the old home area to view then the shop where...More

Thank stephen b
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Self guided tour of the mine was good cos you can go at your own pace. Was interesting seeing the rooms etc underground and how people lived down there. Very informative and def well worth the admission price. Very helpful staff also. Also visit the...More

Thank Joanne L
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Response from Andy G | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the time allowed to visit the Old Timers Mine, but please contact Duncan at the Visitor Centre for everything else to do in and around Coober Pedy its worth the effort !! 08 8672 4617 or 1800 637 076
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