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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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Coober Pedy Old Timers Mine Self-Guided Tour
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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 yesterday

A good way to see how the first miners dug to find opal veins. At the end of the visit a friendly man shows you how the miners used trucks to suck rubble up.

Thank TontonXav
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun , very interesting and informative- worth doing. The displays were great and the displays of opal left in the rock was great

Thank ClaireVictorHarbor
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting way to spend half an hour or so. Friendly staff and informative. Kids really enjoyed it - despite bumped heads

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many objects collected to give a good overview of life in Coober Pedy. Great experience for a very low cost. Gives you an understanding of life 'gouging' for Opal, not everyone's cup tea and very hard work!

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good mine experience but what made it spectacular was the owners enthusiasm to take the kids to one side and give them one on one explanations of the mine, Coober Pedy history and the machinery. Top hospitality and huge respect to the family who...More

Thank delpsw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours here learning about CP history and the life of a family living underground. Very informative, friendly owner who gave a demonstration of the trucks used to sieve the ground. Worth doing.

Thank 113wanderers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great family experience. Being able to see the mining machine in operation was an added bonus. The displays were well explained and there was a great variety of displays depicting life in the early days of Coober Pedy. Thoroughly reccomended

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really good way to get a bit of history and understanding of the area. We spent about an hour looking around. There is a great selection of artifacts in the museum. Admission of $15 for adults seemed reasonable.

Thank sez444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative place to visit could spend an hour or more looking around displays are well done. Staff friendly.

Thank Coral M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed the self guided mine tour. Staff very knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly. Kids were particularly happy with the free noodling pit set up out the front. They came away with opal chips they were so proud of finding. Highly recommended.

Thank Shayster23
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