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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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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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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

One of the places that was suggested to us to see and we were absolutely stoked we did getting to see how they separate the dust and rocks from the diggings(a vacuum of awesomeness,take your watch off if you have a go)a totally informative self...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed April 6, 2017

An in-depth look into the history and present-day mining. We arrived in time for the demonstration which was interesting and a bit of fun. Then we headed off with our booklet and guided ourselves through the mine. I was pleasantly surprised by the display rooms...More

Thank Carolyn A
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

A fantastic place which gives a wonderful insight into opal mining in Coober Pedy. Very well described and illustrated.

Thank HelenJS22
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Spent an hour or so in this mine tour. Interesting facts and lots to see including an underground house. Hard hats provided to protect your head as there are a few low spots on the walk around under the ground. Easy walk, nothing strenuous.

Thank joellenf910
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see a little bit of the mining side of town but didn't want to spend a lot of time doing it. The guy running the place was lovely; we were able to have a look around the shop and got a demonstration...More

Thank walkaboutography
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

With my hard hat on I ventured down the mine. Interesting portrayal of life in the mines. Friendly staff, good picture opportunities.

Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Underground world, mining - what we do know about that and people who lives there? The best place to visit is Old Time Mine in Coober Pedy! Friendly staff can tell you everything about the history of opal mining as well as today realities. Must...More

Thank nosimonov
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Great little museum showcasing underground living and mining of days gone by. Friendly staff is happy to introduce you to some history background information before embarking to the self guided tour. Really good!

Thank BoneandBtwo
Reviewed February 13, 2017

One of the things must see while you in CP, just to see how olden days people lived, dug.... good little sand pit where to find small opals in front of this mine - great fun for kids

Thank hurtova
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This mine was the highlight of my 8 year old's whole spring holidays. He had a blast exploring the mine, using the mining equipment, noodling for opals and learning about how they are formed - not to mention a good hour or so piffing rocks...More

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