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Old Timers Mine

Closed Now: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Old Timers Showing Its Age

It was only $15 to do the tour and completely worth it. A self walking tour with some ups & downs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Worth the visit

A great way to see the history of the opal mines & lives of the miners. Friendly & knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“self guided tour”(103 reviews)
“hard hats”(24 reviews)
“own pace”(15 reviews)
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 gift shop opal mines entry fee worth a visit the owner underground experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very friendly staff, prices are negotiable if asking politely. Will definately go back if looking to buy more stones. Great selection.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aidenT
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Nice self-guided tour of an old mine and living quarters. Friendly staff. Interesting to see the real opal veins in the walls!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tuulikki P
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We loved taking the tour and learning about mining in Coober Pedy. The walking tour is extensive and thorough as you make your way through the original mine and underground home of a family (now for display only). There is also a nice selection of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Although we didn't do the mine tour, we visited the shop and gallery. Has some wonderful jewellery and souvenirs

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ALAN B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The flyer said there was a mine demonstration at 9.30 am but when we turned up, the owner said he took over the business from the previous owner who took away the mining equipment. So mining demo was no longer available. In any case, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wuwuwoo
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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