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!
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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
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.
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
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.
I really enjoyed this mine and although I've spent multiple years working underground myself, it was great to give the average person an insight into life underground in a mine. Very well setup, much bigger than I anticipated and a great selection of relics from...More
Was an excellent place to visit and the host new his stuff. For the price money well spent. Would have love a guide when going into the old timers mine. Was great to see the blower in action. Great for kids.
We loved that this venue had not only an underground mine/tunnels to look through even needed a hard hat which the kids loved but it also had the underground house, a blower display/demonstrations and then also a gift store also. It really was an all...More