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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 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this mine as a self touring experience and found it engrossing and informative. At $15 per person its reasonably valued. Warning: this underground experience can be a little confronting to claustrophobics. I toughed it out.

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good way to see how the first miners dug to find opal veins. At the end of the visit a friendly man shows you how the miners used trucks to suck rubble up.

Thank TontonXav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun , very interesting and informative- worth doing. The displays were great and the displays of opal left in the rock was great

Thank ClaireVictorHarbor
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting way to spend half an hour or so. Friendly staff and informative. Kids really enjoyed it - despite bumped heads

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Many objects collected to give a good overview of life in Coober Pedy. Great experience for a very low cost. Gives you an understanding of life 'gouging' for Opal, not everyone's cup tea and very hard work!

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Really good mine experience but what made it spectacular was the owners enthusiasm to take the kids to one side and give them one on one explanations of the mine, Coober Pedy history and the machinery. Top hospitality and huge respect to the family who...More

Thank delpsw
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Spent a few hours here learning about CP history and the life of a family living underground. Very informative, friendly owner who gave a demonstration of the trucks used to sieve the ground. Worth doing.

Thank 113wanderers
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