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Old Timers Mine

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Address: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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+61 8 8672 5555
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Visit Coober Pedy's Historic Old Timers Mine,S.A best tourist attraction...

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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Coober Pedy Old Timers Mine Self-Guided Tour
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With my hard hat on I ventured down the mine. Interesting portrayal of life in the mines. Friendly staff, good picture opportunities.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Carolyn P
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

With my hard hat on I ventured down the mine. Interesting portrayal of life in the mines. Friendly staff, good picture opportunities.

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Thank Carolyn P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Underground world, mining - what we do know about that and people who lives there? The best place to visit is Old Time Mine in Coober Pedy! Friendly staff can tell you everything about the history of opal mining as well as today realities. Must see place.

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Thank nosimonov
Suva, Fiji
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum showcasing underground living and mining of days gone by. Friendly staff is happy to introduce you to some history background information before embarking to the self guided tour. Really good!

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Thank BoneandBtwo
Mackay QLD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things must see while you in CP, just to see how olden days people lived, dug.... good little sand pit where to find small opals in front of this mine - great fun for kids

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Thank hurtova
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mine was the highlight of my 8 year old's whole spring holidays. He had a blast exploring the mine, using the mining equipment, noodling for opals and learning about how they are formed - not to mention a good hour or so piffing rocks with the owners son! The stories that accompany the tour are great and don't be... More 

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Thank Onthegokidintow O
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A do it yourself self paced tour of an old mine. The details provided bring the museum to life. A must for all.

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Thank Julie T
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definately pop in and have a look.. they have a doggy hut for those travelling with a pooch and Trevor the owner was super.. you could spend hours in here reading all about the history and the tour gave you a real perspective on how it was to dig the Opal.. we totally loved it and worth every bit the... More 

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Kadina, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ron Gough was a well known happy Opal miner who would always sing out "yabba dabba dooh" (like flintstones Barney- long ago). as years went by & Ron passed away his wife Jennie made their DUGOUT HOME in-to a Tourist Opal mine exhibiting, and thus sharing a lot of the rare opals & specimens often risking their lives mining over... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had lots of fun finding our way through this mine (not a working mine), going from one information point to the next. Informative and unique underground setting. My hubby had hurt his ankle & was on crutches - he even managed to hop through. Boys enjoyed noodling (searching through soil mounds) for opals at the end. Friendly owner who obviously... More 

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Thank elina_maree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very friendly welcome and an interesting part of Coober Pedy to visit .A very good insight as to the history and hard work that the first opal miners had to endure back in the early days

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