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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
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Nice museum we didn't do the the mine and dug out tour $10 pp. But did see the video presentation about the town and opals , around 1 hr is enough

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tuurtje75
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

After arriving in Coober Pedy hours ahead of schedule, we asked for local advice as to how to best spend time visiting worthwhile attractions. This venue was recommended and we now know why. For just $12 each, after visiting a free display, we were treated...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daryl P
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of an organised tour on the Ghan. To be honest I probably wouldn’t have visited otherwise but I am really pleased we did. The tour was so interesting with a very knowledgeable guide. It was brilliant to be able to walk down...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time there, I love learning and I learned a lot ! That was more than interesting, and I recommend it !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emilyoc2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited here as part of a tour. Very interesting to see how the mines were originally dug by hand and then machine. Well worth a visit Our kids are 5 & 7. Both Kearny a lot about opals and mining

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Presentation by an experienced opal miner This was a very informative talk from who could give the facts with a lot of humour thrown in. I wouldn't have missed it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrianC3899
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Very good tour and tour guide! The video you watch beforehand was very interesting and educational! Sonya our guide was very good and knows alot! Highly recommend! Very reasonably priced also

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle L
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Such a wonder to see, I couldn’t believe the amount of tunnels under ground there was! Ended up purchasing some opal which I’m pleased with

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jacintajm
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited Umoona as part of our TOTALLY EXCELLENT Noble Tours afternoon... and found it to be a fascinating place, beautifully presented. A must on your visit to Coober Pedy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SallyBell6
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This is one of many opal shops to visit .It combines an interesting museum and gives an insight into the area. On departing follow the path for 360 views of the area

Date of experience: August 2018
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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