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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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Address: 14 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8672 5288
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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An original old mine on Coober Pedy's main street,Umoona Opal Mine has been...

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

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Great tour. Rudy was entertaining as well as informative. Great opportunity to see dugouts especially if you are not alreay staying in one.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Merrin64
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Mannum, Australia
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Mannum, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour. Rudy was entertaining as well as informative. Great opportunity to see dugouts especially if you are not alreay staying in one.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the informative and interesting opal mine and museum in Coober Pedy. Well worth a visit. Of special interest was the tour of an opal mine and the underground house contained within the museum. The guide was most entertaining!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very interesting to look through and free to do so well worth it. Was also good as was next door to our hotel!

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Thank LHPhot
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience and good information on how the mining of opal is done with all the danger of this profession.

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Thank Gerard R
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The displays are very informative and the tour sounded good but we missed it. Bought a nice Opal ring will great help from the sales people who gave us a good lesson in the type of opal you can buy and helped us without any pressure

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Thank Kim141257
Melton, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Understanding the miners from years and years ago until today was really fascinating and then all the aboriginal artefacts to top it off. The opal jewellery was so beautiful and the lady that served us truly patient and lovely. Thank you it's worth a visit

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Yeppoon, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour! We were taken around by a great character named Rudi. He was funny and informative. A must see.

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Thank Stacey T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a tour and it was pretty interesting. Lots to look at and read, little café area, opal shop, and cheap tours through the dug out house and mine. Plenty to look at and it's nice to go underground into the cool when it's 37+ degrees outside. Staff friendly as well.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit to see the museum display they have Opal jewelry is very expensive here. Staff were pleasant.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This tour was recommended to us by our hotel. We just missed the morning tour (10:00am) but spent our time learning all about opals and viewing them in the display cases from the knowledgable staff. Once the tour we missed was done, we got to talk to a former opal miner (Rudy) who told us all about actually mining opals... More 

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