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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

14 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5288
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It's interesting to see old times and aopl mining industry in Coober Pedy. I liked the video room... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
flower123456
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Sydney
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Interesting history and good value

Stopped in at Umoona Opal mine and Museum during our stay in Coober Pedy and really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephanie M
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Alice Springs, Australia
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An original old mine on Coober Pedy's main street,Umoona Opal Mine has been converted into the town's largest single underground tourist attraction- A "must see" in Coober Pedy An original Opal Mine with guided tours at 10,2 and 4 pm daily Genuine dug-out home on display Historic opal mining interpretive centre Aboriginal interpretive centre Award-winning documentary video "The Story of Opal" Exclusive Opal Jewellery and Opal Stones
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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+61 8 8672 5288

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's interesting to see old times and aopl mining industry in Coober Pedy. I liked the video room and their life stories.

Thank flower123456
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in at Umoona Opal mine and Museum during our stay in Coober Pedy and really enjoyed learning about their town's opal history along with more recent facts and tales about town life from the enthusiastic and funny tour guide. The tour runs 3 times...More

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Umoona Opal Mine is an absolute must see in Coober Pedy! There’s a free underground museum with a lot of interesting information. I had a guided tour that included a little documentary, the old mine and a small underground home (they call it dugout)....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shows a great overview and insight of the area’s history and culture and surrounds. The underground style of living is really cool!

Thank Simidford F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Coober Pedy on numerous occasions, and always stop in to the Umoona Opal Mine to pick out a new opal for myself. The guided tour is a great introduction to Opal Mining and gives a detailed history of the discovery of opal...More

Thank AddictedToTravel2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit to this Opal Mine. It was part of our half day tour and we thoroughly enjoyed. We were given a guided tour of how the m8ne was operated and the narration and re-enacted sections were brilliant. Highly recommend.

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When buying a pair of 9ct gold opal earrings from Umoona Opal Mine I was told by the attendant that it was a solid crystal opal with a painted black background. I asked to also view doublet earrings to which the attendant showed me a...More

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Sabrina P, Manager at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are open to, and appreciate all forms of feedback, and reviews, as we are committed to maintaining our 30 year reputation, in customer satisfaction. We would like the opportunity to look into this matter further, and would appreciate more...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The video at the start was great, however the tour wasn’t as good as the others in town. The guide continually shone the torch in our eyes (which we were unsure why she had due to all the lighting - a uv torch would have...More

Thank Belinda T
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Umoona Opal Mine and Museum is right in the center of the little town. There are lots of information exhibition on opal and ancient animal fossils. They are for free and I feel that is actually the best part of the museum. I was extremely...More

Thank lily0622
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Highly recommend you take the in house guided tour led by a ex miner. Very informative and you get to go down to the mine and understand how it work. There is also a fossilised fish hunter. Rudy the guide and ex-miner have plenty of...More

Thank pioneertraveller
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Kezway65
23 February 2017|
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Response from Nicholas T | Property representative |
Hello Yes we are open all Sundays 8am-6pm we are closed Christmas Day. Please call 0886725288 if you need more information
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Erina D
21 July 2016|
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Response from robbo9900 | Reviewed this property |
Under an hour but very cool and worth a visit . There is a 20 minute video at the start which is a bit dated but it was awesome so glad we saw it . Explained so much about the area . You get to the. Go underground to see... More
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1954dean
19 May 2016|
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Response from Nicholas T | Property representative |
Hello thank you for the question the only fee is for our mine tour adults $10 children $5. Family packages available. All other areas including museum are free
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