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Old Timers Mine

Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5555
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Visited the Old Timers Mine with my kids. We all loved the tour and I purchased some opals. One of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
andrew23walton
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Melbourne, Australia
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Good first introduction to opal mining

Did the self guided tour and it was very interesting. A really good display and the kifs stayed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
1968_Monkey50
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Adelaide, Australia
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the Old Timers Mine with my kids. We all loved the tour and I purchased some opals. One of the kids left their necklace on the counter, unbeknownst to me. Dropped in 2 weeks later on way back through Coober Pedy to buy a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the self guided tour and it was very interesting. A really good display and the kifs stayed intetested. Reasonably priced Afterwards did some “noodling” in their rock pit and found some chips of opal with some nice specks. The kids 10, 14 & 17...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short walk from the centre of town and worth the effort to get there even on foot. Lots to see and very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Old Timers Mine for a self guided tour. Very well organised and easy to follow guide. Recreations of the conditions in a typical mine were excellent. Not at all claustrophobic!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

If you stay next door at the Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience (as we did), there is a discount on entry if you show your room key. The self guided tour is great (even if parents need a chiropractor afterwards ;) ) The outdoor "noodling"...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The kids thoroughly enjoyed following the map to find the numbers on this self-guided tour. Mum and Dad were happy reading the detail and examining things in more detail, so we all enjoyed our own personal experiences. This is an old hand dug mine, which...More

1  Thank Amanda C
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Old_Timers_Mine, Owner at Old Timers Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Great to hear you loved it guys, look forward to seeing you again and many more Happy families....

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a self-guided tour full of interesting artifacts in a real mine (not used for mining anymore of course). There are lots of things to see and really gives you the flavor of what it might have been like to be a miner in...More

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic staff, awesome underground tour with very informative map, very well equipped museum and an interesting addition with the old miners house attached to the mine. Our two year old son was scared of the 'cave' so we had to take it in turns doing...More

Thank LynnieAus
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This was a great look at what it might have been like to live and mine for opals in Coober Pedy. Hard hats and a sense of adventure are needed for this one.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Excellently presented underground Opel mine museum . World class presentation. Informative and well laid out.

Thank kevin h
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Response from Andy G | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the time allowed to visit the Old Timers Mine, but please contact Duncan at the Visitor Centre for everything else to do in and around Coober Pedy its worth the effort !! 08 8672 4617 or 1800 637 076
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