Old Timers Mine

Old Timers Mine, Coober Pedy: Hours, Address, Old Timers Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Timers Mine
4.5
Speciality Museums
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Relive history and step back in time to 1916 with this original opal mine, historical museum and underground home, designed to give you the ultimate underground experience. Continuous self guided tour and maps available in different languages. Come and see some of the first opal found by Willie Hutchison in 1915. Try your luck and look for opal in our noodling pits. Kids will love it. • Explore an historic 1916 Opal Mine • See the natural seams of opal and fossils • Admire opal with UV lights • Walk through original underground homes • Continuous self-guided tours • Underground gift-shop • Historic museum • Opal jewellery • Noodle in the pits • Large range of souvenirs
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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442Mark
Brisbane, Australia44 contributions
Jun 2022
Great set up, interesting facts, nice opals and things for sale. Great for kids too as there are two noodling boxes to find opal chips.
Written 18 June 2022
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suem030
Newcastle, Australia391 contributions
We wanted to visit one opal mine and decided on this one due to the other things of interest on offer
It’s a well organised, easy to follow route through an old mine with explanatory comments throughout. All very informative. The safety helmet was welcome as some of the passages are fairly low.
The service in the shop was friendly, with no pressure to buy, and all my questions were answered. This was not my experience in other opal shops.
Certainly worth a visit!
Written 16 June 2022
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jenandsteve2016
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
May 2022
Take yourself through the Old Timers Mine at your own pace and see plenty of interesting information about mining. Low cost.
Written 16 June 2022
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Chrissy C
Ormeau, Australia6 contributions
May 2022
This was a great under groung mine tour, its self guided so you take your time, good information. Great for the kids too.
Dont miss it if in Coober Pedy
Written 7 May 2022
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Lyn H
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Self guided tour of the mine gave our family a great insight into Opal mining and the struggles of the early miners in the region. It was fascinating to see Opal in the wall just as it has been for 100 million years.
Written 22 April 2022
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sterpo65
Oakleigh, Australia237 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Good self guided tour. Very informative about the mines and many other local events over the last 100 years. Highly recommend
Written 31 March 2022
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Travelling_Brunts
Bannockburn, Australia36 contributions
Jun 2021
Self guided underground tour, suitable for our 6 year old, and not too long in time that he was bored! Lots of great history to see and read about, a great introduction to our first time in this region.
Written 9 February 2022
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wadla
Adelaide, Australia117 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Well worth the tour of the old mine, plenty of info on how mining was done back in the day. It’s dated but the info is clear and the staff friendly
Written 2 November 2021
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Laraine-N
Adelaide, Australia46 contributions
Sep 2021
We really enjoyed the history of Coober Pedy at the Old Timers Mine. Definitely worth a visit, give yourself plenty of time to enjoy.
Written 15 September 2021
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Rebecca C
8 contributions
Sep 2021
Was a nice enough place. Have to guide yourself through the tour. Make sure you wear the hard hat as clearance is low
Written 11 September 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM