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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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Coober Pedy Old Timers Mine Self-Guided Tour
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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 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
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Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our young family had a great time doing a self tour of this mine - really enjoyed the free displays outside as well. Great for little ones ours are both under 5. friendly helpful staff which really helps.

Thank Tania E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was so much fun to check out - I loved rambling in the old mine - and hearing the thwack of people's hard hats (great idea to have to wear these!). The displays are a bit kitsch and old fashioned in some ways -...More

Thank Kazaly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit here this is self guided tour of the mine with a very information filled guide there is also a house set up so that you can see what it was like to live u underground.staff were very helpful worth a...More

Thank htc51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great historical record from start to finish, those who discovered the mine, those who worked it, and the family who lived there,

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so much bigger than I expected and well worth the $15 per person. It takes you through the mining section underground, also some history and collections in another layer and also living areas in another section, which I probably found the most interesting....More

1  Thank Blythe W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend had recommended coming here and I'm so grateful she did! Rolling into town at 4.15 we only had time for one spot and this was the best place to go. Great self guided mine tour, an underground house, museums and a shop for...More

Thank Jls8_adl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner is a great character. Was good to go through a mine. The owner also turned on the blower outside for a demo. Worth a visit.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Take the self tour in the old mine area. What history this tells. Great shopping experience also another must see thing to do in cooberpedy

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Interesting place, particularly enjoyed the demonstration of the blower used for mining opal. Lots of information in museum presented in a 1970-80s style. Not a flash presentation, more ramshackle in places but felt it gave a true, non sanitised flavour of mining pre modern era.

Thank squeezing
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Had a great time touring the mine and learning about the golden days of opal mining. Interesting and well put together displays with lots of interesting information provided along the way. Recommended.

Thank dipper666
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