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Tom's Working Opal Mine

1993 Stuart Hwy, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 3966
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A real working mine and a must do

A great place to visit with friendly staff and knowing it is a real working mine adds to its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Outtrim, Australia
Must visit

An amazing experience to go underground to this working mine. Shafts every way that you turn. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Martin P
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Working opal mine situated just 500m north of the town along the Stuart Highway. Open 7 days a week. Guided and self guided tours are available at our large underground reception area. See modern day equipment in action while on a guided tour with our experienced tour guides. Both tours are wheel chair accessible! See our showroom where you can buy souvenirs or high quality opal. We aim to give you an experience you will not forget.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (32 reviews)
“real working” (6 reviews)
“jack hammer” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1993 Stuart Hwy, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 3966
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to visit with friendly staff and knowing it is a real working mine adds to its interest. Choose from self guided tours or short or long guided tours. Gem sales also available at reasonable prices. Plenty of parking.

Thank 221jodi
Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing experience to go underground to this working mine. Shafts every way that you turn. We were given an ultra violet torch which then shows up the opal seams in the rock. Due to our arrival time we did the self guided tour.

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had a great time at Tom's mine. First they noodled topside and found some beautiful fragments. After that we had the full tour and all came away feeling like we had a real taste of the opal mining of Coober Pedy.

Thank MrJohnnySan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting, informative hands on fun. The only working opal mine in Coober Pedy that is open for tours.

Thank LuckyGuy_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the conducted tour and so glad we did. Our guide was so knowledgeable and able to impart that knowledge in a clear and gentle manner. She made us all feel comfortable and took any amount of time needed to demonstrate and assist those...More

Thank Runawaygirl60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did the guided tour today with my two daughters. Great fun, very informative. Really hands on which my girls loved. They've been talking about it all afternoon. Highly recommend!

Thank Skye W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and a lot of new information. We were late for the last tour, so we went for a self-guided tour and we still liked it a lot.

Thank ElvyK11
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

An interesting experience to discover life in a mine.We had a chance to try some machinery but felt a little bit unsafe.Also our guide was a bit addicted and side tracked.

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Wife and I did the guided tour. And it was worth every cent. Fascinating few hours underground including hands-on with some equipment. Our guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to and ask questions. I now definitely have a far better understanding...More

Thank Laffo57
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Very informative tour. Great to see a working mine and the Kids enjoyed being Able to get hands on and noodle for opals. Only down side some of the equipment was not working but overall a very enjoyable tour

Thank Kirsty K
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Lorna W
21 December 2016|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
If our driving - go to Bathurst, Dubbo, Broken Hill and across to Port Augusta before heading north on the Sturt Highway which is approximately 2100 kms and a long long drive. Lots to see if you have the time to stop and... More
Nadine W
8 April 2016|
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Response from harleybearhsc | Reviewed this property |
No but you can pick through the tailings its a bit of fun take home some slivers of opal. Its fun and interesting.