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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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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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Well worth it with kids

Had a ball. Friendly people running the show and fun had by all. Interesting history and good shop. Worth the visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Matt D
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Port MacDonnell
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Port MacDonnell
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a ball. Friendly people running the show and fun had by all. Interesting history and good shop. Worth the visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time visitor to Coober Pedy. Wow! Amazing. Old Timers Mine is run by a bunch of very enthusiastic and energetic "Old Timers". These guys are passionate and full of useful facts. I really enjoyed the self guided tour. It is set up well. There are a few other tourist places to visit that offer a mine tour that are... More 

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Thank Shell T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you only have time to visit one place while in Coober Pedy then this will show you everything. The staff were amazing even though they must see 1000's of tourists.

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Thank angela o
Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Hi angela o, Thank you for your very positive review, your comments about the staff is much appreciated and i will certainly pass on your positive comments to them, Regards, Trevor More 

Mount Gambier, SA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We aren't normally one for "tours" but the Old Timers Mine exceeded our expectations. Gave a great insight into how mines were dug, where opal is found underground (still some legitimate pockets left in situ for display), early dug outs, mining equipment demonstration, etc. Well worth the $15 entrance fee. The gift shop is also reasonably priced compared with other... More 

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Thank SandraJones
Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Hi SandraJones, Thank you so much for your positive review, we are very proud of the Old Timers mine and what we offer our visitors and your review covered exactly what we try to achieve, pleased you enjoyed the experience, Regards, Trevor More 

Aberdeen, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family found it fascination and we'll set up. You go down into a mine which has information and former mining equipment plus amazing stories of opal miners of Coober Pedy.

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Thank jeffmonicabrown
Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Hi jeffmonicabrown, We are so pleased your family found the experience of the Old Timers Mine fascinating, we pride our self's on being family friendly, Regards, Trevor More 

Port Augusta, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The self guided tour was excellent as I could walk around the mine at my own pace and return to previous areas as I wished. The mine gives a good idea of the difficulties faced by the early pioneers and the possibility of a good find. One site shows how close some of the miners came to a fortune, where... More 

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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Hi chops2015, Thank you for your positive review, we re glad you enjoyed the experience, Regards, Trevor More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good introduction to the life of the early miner. Was also very good to get a live demonstration of a working blower. Thank goodness for the hard hat as some places were quite low. Also enjoyed the underground home. Was made to feel very welcome.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know this is a pretty good activity when your eight year old grandson says it was cool. Lots of fun moving around underground viewing all the displays and crawling into some of the smaller spaces to try to imagine what it was like for the miners. Outside there us a noodling area where you can try to find a... More 

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Thank David S
Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Hi David S, Thank you for your positive review, we take pride in being a family friendly attraction it is with joy to hear your 8 year old grandson totally enjoyed the experience of the Old Timers Mine, Regards, Trevor More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt really welcome here, lovely friendly staff. Were not history lovers but was interesting to go underground and see the opal mine and the different methods of extracting opals through the years. We made our way round the mine ourselves but you can get guided tours and audio tours too. Wouldn't recommend this if you get a bad back as... More 

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Thank katie10590
Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Hi katie10590, We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience of the Old Timers Mine, your review covered a lot of what we try to achieve, yes we agree some parts of the mine itself are low but we did not want to change the true essence of the hand dug aspect of the mine. If you do have a... More 

Cranebrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An original opal mine dating back to 1916, well presented full of artefact's. Underground display home so interesting we really enjoyed this visit.

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Thank Elaine777 K
Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this review

Hi Elaine777 K, Thank you for your positive review, most importantly we are pleased that you enjoyed the experience of the Old Timers Mine, Regards, Trevor More 

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