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Old Timers Mine

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Pleasant thing to do on a hot day

A worthwhile experience to appreciate the hard conditions, including limited space, the miners had... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia

An interesting look at opal mining in Coober Pedy. A little long winded but good. The caves are the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lucy C
Sydney, Australia
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“self guided tour”(105 reviews)
“hard hats”(24 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 underground house underground home mining experience living underground interesting place great insight take your time opal mines entry fee worth a visit the owner live underground for sale in town
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A worthwhile experience to appreciate the hard conditions, including limited space, the miners had to cope with. Includes an old underground home display.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Possum1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting look at opal mining in Coober Pedy. A little long winded but good. The caves are the most interesting part. Lots of opals to choose from for purchase from $50 to $100000

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We originally came into the shop to look for Opal jewellery (and we did find a beautiful ring, which we purchased!) and then were told about the self guided tour. Very interesting to wander through underground and read all the information signs. The people who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Motivated01
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

If you only do one mine tour while in Coober Pedy, this one should be it. It's self guided with loads of information to ensure you're well informed and entertained. I learnt so much from the tour, not just about the mines and housing but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Frostee65
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour around the old timers mine. Allow a couple of hours to read all the exhibits and take plenty of photos. Some parts can be a tight squeeze but adds to the experience. You will wear a hard hat for safety

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MarkKT1970
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Firstly thanks for being open Sunday’s! Fun self guided tour through the mine, home & museum. (Allow an hour) Shop stocks & sells local opals. New owner very knowledgeable & great to talk to.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roamingranger16
Reviewed 23 December 2018

A must do in Coober Pedy. A great experience of early mining through to modern mining techniques. Opals clearly visible throughout the mine. Excellent display of the history of Coober Pedy as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 20 December 2018

We all loved walking through the actual mine. The old timers mine held our 4 year olds interest for a short while but then she wanted to rush through some of the other parts i.e. viewing how they have lived/live underground. You can take as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharonfS5859PT
Reviewed 6 December 2018

It was only $15 to do the tour and completely worth it. A self walking tour with some ups & downs but easily traversed. The set pieces are a bit long in the tooth but the kids would love it and a family pass is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

A great way to see the history of the opal mines & lives of the miners. Friendly & knowledgable staff were ready to assist & answer any queries.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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