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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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An original old mine on Coober Pedy's main street,Umoona Opal Mine has been converted into the town's largest single underground tourist attraction- A "must see" in Coober Pedy An original Opal Mine with guided tours at 10,2 and 4 pm daily Genuine...more
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14 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5288
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although this mine was first discovered in the 1920’s, it still runs and produces gorgeous opals today. There is a museum and tour available by appointment. This visit for us, was with a tour group from The Ghan. We were given an educational tour through...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jeffreyshapiro
Reviewed 3 days ago

Some free displays to look at, but not worth joining the paid tour if you have already seen other mines or houses.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank K5802EYjohnk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Umoona Opal Mine & Museum as one of the excursions offered during our trip on the Ghan. We were in groups of about 16 people so it was easy to ask questions as our guide took us through the maze of rooms and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MPAnderson001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the money for the $12 museum and underground house tour. Really loved it. The museum tour started with a video of the history of the town and then we were taken to an old underground house and then to an old underground mine. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 807trevorb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in for a quick visit but ended up being there for two hours. The tour is well worth it. The staff are great.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GregN_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am 15 years old and have just returned from a central australia school tour, we visited the mine and stayed in the residence which is also part of the mine. It was fascinating to see how they live underground. However, my favourite place was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank licoricelee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to see the underground tunnels made by prospectors when mining for opals and where they live underground. Very informative video presentation given in the underground theatre.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank janjimbo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Toured the mine. Extensive with guides very informative. Part of the mine is a residence and you can imagine living there. Good gift shop with plenty of opals at a large price variance. Well worth a visit. Would have given a 5 but the exit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 515geoffm
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We did the guided tour which was far better than I expected. Our guide was an old miner that explained how it all works and how it is to live in a "dugout". He was open to lots of questions and gave a very informative...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pookybun
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Entry to the museum is free, and there is plenty of information on the history of Coober Pedy (White Man's Burrows). However, I recommend doing a tour which they run at different times during the day, there is a fee for this, but we found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 22, 2017|
Response from nicholast447 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we are open all Sundays 8am-6pm we are closed Christmas Day. Please call 0886725288 if you need more information
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July 20, 2016|
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Response from robbo9900 | Reviewed this property |
Under an hour but very cool and worth a visit . There is a 20 minute video at the start which is a bit dated but it was awesome so glad we saw it . Explained so much about the area . You get to the. Go underground to see... More
May 19, 2016|
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Response from nicholast447 | Property representative |
Hello thank you for the question the only fee is for our mine tour adults $10 children $5. Family packages available. All other areas including museum are free