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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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Great attraction of Coober Pedy.

This is one of the most fascinating places in Coober Pedy. Great one to visit in order to get the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Jersey
Must stop if wishing to buy opals.

Very friendly staff, prices are negotiable if asking politely. Will definately go back if looking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia
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“hard hats”(22 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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 interesting place living underground living quarters gift shop take your time opal mines underground experience worth a visit entry fee the owner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank aidenT
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Tuulikki P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank AdventuresInAviators
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank wuwuwoo
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Very interesting. Owner knowledgeable. Great selection of opals and had other souvenirs. Underground displays well explained. Great place to show kids about opal mining. They would love the underground house.

Thank belindamagnano
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

A must see attraction when visiting Coober Pedy. Right next door to the great Comfort Inn. Stay at the Comfort Inn and the tour price is reduced. Wherever you stay, visit the Old Timers Mine. The self guided tour is easy and you can take...More

2  Thank flamingonavy1970
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Great spot to see the underground opal mines and the way people live at Coober Pedy. Good museum and exhibitions. Low headroom so you must wear hardhats. Small charge. Suitable for whole families.

Thank StevenR245
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A self guided tour with hard hat to prevent a hole in the head from the low roofed tunnels gives one an insight into how it was done and how the miners and their families lived in the early 1900's.

Thank Peter G
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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