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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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If you only do one mine tour while in Coober Pedy, this one should be it. It's self guided with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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A must

Had a wonderful tour around the old timers mine. Allow a couple of hours to read all the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia
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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 early days underground house underground home mining experience living underground interesting place great insight take your time opal mines entry fee worth a visit the owner underground experience live underground
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Thank Frostee65
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank MarkKT1970
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank sharonfS5859PT
Reviewed 6 December 2018

It was only $15 to do the tour and completely worth it. A self walking tour with some ups & downs but easily traversed. The set pieces are a bit long in the tooth but the kids would love it and a family pass is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

A great way to see the history of the opal mines & lives of the miners. Friendly & knowledgable staff were ready to assist & answer any queries.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spikeymikeys
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The self guided tour follows a numbering and explanations on panels about what you see and what people were doing. All originals tools and equipment. A complete underground appartment, all furnished, is part of the exposition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

It is worth to visit, but don’t expect much. It combines old style mining shaft with home rooms which is typical for the town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vavania
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is one of the most fascinating places in Coober Pedy. Great one to visit in order to get the taste of the Opal Mining Capital of Australia. Interesting for visitors of any age. The staff is friendly and informative and they will gladly give...More

Date of experience: October 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