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Old Timers Mine

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to take our American friends for an Aussie experience

Thanks to the Old Timers Mine. Our American friends enjoyed the experience and the proprietors were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Very interesting with great staff/owners

The mine tour is very interesting and the owner and his parents are a wealth of local and opal... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
South Australia, Australia
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“self guided tour”(105 reviews)
“hard hats”(24 reviews)
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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. Opal showroom. Look for your own opal in our noodling pit, Family affordable and educational. See how the Old...more
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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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All reviews self guided tour hard hats own pace underground house underground home mining experience living underground interesting place great insight take your time entry fee opal mines the owner worth a visit live underground for sale great value
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the Old Timers Mine. Our American friends enjoyed the experience and the proprietors were extremely informative and friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jamocall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mine tour is very interesting and the owner and his parents are a wealth of local and opal mining history knowledge. Well worth the money.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank familyGNZ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A worthwhile experience to appreciate the hard conditions, including limited space, the miners had to cope with. Includes an old underground home display.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Possum1234
Reviewed January 24, 2019

An interesting look at opal mining in Coober Pedy. A little long winded but good. The caves are the most interesting part. Lots of opals to choose from for purchase from $50 to $100000

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We originally came into the shop to look for Opal jewellery (and we did find a beautiful ring, which we purchased!) and then were told about the self guided tour. Very interesting to wander through underground and read all the information signs. The people who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Motivated01
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

If you only do one mine tour while in Coober Pedy, this one should be it. It's self guided with loads of information to ensure you're well informed and entertained. I learnt so much from the tour, not just about the mines and housing but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour around the old timers mine. Allow a couple of hours to read all the exhibits and take plenty of photos. Some parts can be a tight squeeze but adds to the experience. You will wear a hard hat for safety

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MarkKT1970
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Firstly thanks for being open Sunday’s! Fun self guided tour through the mine, home & museum. (Allow an hour) Shop stocks & sells local opals. New owner very knowledgeable & great to talk to.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roamingranger16
Reviewed December 23, 2018

A must do in Coober Pedy. A great experience of early mining through to modern mining techniques. Opals clearly visible throughout the mine. Excellent display of the history of Coober Pedy as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We all loved walking through the actual mine. The old timers mine held our 4 year olds interest for a short while but then she wanted to rush through some of the other parts i.e. viewing how they have lived/live underground. You can take as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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