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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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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 1 week ago

this self guide tour of an original opal mine is really good, you get a map to help you along the way. Not only do you get to walk through this but there is also an original dugout as well as a display home. there...More

Thank shell4russ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely interesting place to go. Self guided tour so no need to sit through stuff that didn't interest you as much. Very clear and concise map guide with excellent information available. Well signed, customer service excellent.

Thank Sue E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a multi award winning tourism attraction for a reason and anyone with a need to discover how opal mining, living underground was all about should stop here for a self guided tour. They also book rounds of golf for the local golf club...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this self-guided tour of an old underground opal mine, and the opportunity to see how dugout (underground) houses looked.

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthwhile place to visit to get a perspective of life in early Coober Pedy. There was variety of areas to wander underground through working and living conditions of early miners.

Thank AustralianHorizons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a look one of those thinks you would only do once a good experience and the museum had some old cool stuff

Thank Timnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to see the old ways of opal mining, but not much help if you're curious about all the mounds of rubble around town. It's really well displayed & has a great little self guided tour, just don't do it if...More

Thank Asinvari
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit to learn about the early mining days of the town and the Gough family. Lovely people who were very happy to help.

Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We did a self guided tour, which is both affordable and very informative. Lots of reading as well as visuals. Was fantastic to see how the old miner use to live and mine for opals. I do wish it had a section on how opals...More

Thank Gemmacu
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. The old timers was interesting and gave an insight into mining years ago. OK priced. Lovely young lady on the front counter

Thank Aussiepauline
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