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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
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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