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Old Timers Mine

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gives one an insight into mining in the early 1900's

A self guided tour with hard hat to prevent a hole in the head from the low roofed tunnels gives... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter G
Great tour

We ended up coming here when another tour fell through and it was great! Even though it was self... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, 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. Mining machine demonstrations, Multi lingual self guided tour written and audio guides. Opal showroom. Look for...more
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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up coming here when another tour fell through and it was great! Even though it was self guided, we have a great time and it was really informative! We even got to do some noodling outside for some opal

Thank Jacintajm
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the mine you walk through the tunnels dug by the miner. Hard hats are provided because the tunnels vary in height. See models of miners at work and view their tools. The hardships these miners endured becomes increasingly clear as the cave deepens. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The self guided tour of the opal mines is a great experience. Working your way through the confined spaces and have a look at the original living quarters. Well worth a look if your passsing through.

Thank Backpacker1091
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With map in hand it was a self guided walk on different levels. A Museum and an underground home to look through. Naturally if you wanted to purchase opals they were there as they are in most places here.

Thank Brungford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to visit by the host at our B & B accommodation. This is a well established and run smallish ( not surprisingly) establishment which does a great job of educating on all aspects of the local mining, history, and lifestyle in this...More

Thank AB2310AB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Self guided tour with easy to understand descriptions of the various exhibits which were relevant to the way this mine had operated.

Thank shottonc6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the Old Timers Mine great value for $15 per person and it kept us entertained for well over an hour. Worth the visit. Opal prices were better from shops just off the main street. They were a bit expensive at the Old Timers...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not so big as this was - like the name is chosen - old times mine. At least you'll need one mine ... due to the fact that there is not so much more in CP, you usual make more than one. So fair but...More

Thank Olli S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a joy to visit. $15 per adult and $5 per child. Opens at 9 am and need about an hour. Self guided tour just the right length. Go 1 level underground and walk in a actual used to be opal mine. Fascinating stories and...More

Thank Servaise
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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