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“Self guided tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Timers Mine

Old Timers Mine
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US$11.53*
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Coober Pedy Old Timers Mine Self-Guided Tour
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Coober Pedy
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Owner description: 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 your own opal in own noodling pit, Family affordable and educational. See how the Old Timers in Coober Pedy lived and worked. An experience you will not forget. T-QUAL accredited
Kwinana
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Self guided tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Narrow passages, opal in situ, mining displays, museum, and dugout home make for an interesting self guided tour. Of course tour ends in a souvenir shop. Lovely opals in fab settings. Enjoyed this mine very much. If you are short on time and only have time for one mine tour....make it this one. Say hello to cheeky Tina. Lovely lady.

Visited April 2014
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Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We had a great time and it really helped us understand what mining in the old days would have been like. Well worth the visit and the admission fee.

Visited April 2014
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Perth, Australia
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Tourist Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We did the self guided tour which I think is better than taking a tour group. The mine shows life as it was when opals were first discovered in Coober Pedy. We thought it was very interesting and the mine gives a good history of the area.

Visited April 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good history and photos.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff, I thought it was slightly over priced for what it was. It was set out very well however I did get claustrophobic at one point and has to seek some fresh air. Kids loved it, adults loved the photos. An experience if nothing else.

Visited April 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Fascinating trip down the mine, seeing the underground homes was incredible. Really good visit. Only disappointment was there was no Noodling on the day we went. Would highly recommend

Visited April 2014
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