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Tom's Working Opal Mine, Coober Pedy

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
Take an underground tour of Tom's Working Opal Mine, where you can dig for opals in a functioning mine. Tickets are sold right at the entrance, where you can also pick up a hard hat and other necessary tools. You can choose an interactive guided tour, conducted by experienced miners who provide participants with detailed explanations and demonstrations. Self-guided walking tours are also available for those who prefer to stroll through the mine at their own pace. Both types of tours are safe and well-lit, with no need to crouch or crawl through narrow tunnels. After your tour, relax at the reception area, where you can grab a free beverage and connect to the mine’s free high-speed Internet. Make Tom's Working Opal Mine a centerpiece of your Coober Pedy vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Coober Pedy tour planner.
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  • This mine still in operation is open to the public and admission is $ 12. They give you a helmet and map and then we enter into the depths. And a cute place and it is definitely a nice thing to see. In some places you can also see traces of Opal. There is also a small shop that sells Opal jewelry.
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  • By far the best activity the kids participated in at Coober Pedy. Our tour guide was genuine and authentic with great knowledge of current opal mining. The kids got to have a go and this is a great pl...  read more »
  • We took the tour and highly recommend. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and obviously proud of the mine. Our kids loved having a go at the drill and were very excited to keep some "opals"....  read more »
  • Worth a vist, see a few machines fire up. See a bit of opal. Do a bit of noodling.
  • Great place to experience, and explore how they live and mine opals. Interactive tour, our tour guide Ben was great, the kids had many questions, and all were answered very well. Well worth the visit
  • We had the best tour guide! She was the essence of Coober Pedy. She was warm and approachable, ultra-Australian, a little hungover but still had an excellent sense of humour. We heard a few bad luck opal mining stories that seem synonymous with Coober Pedy. We learnt of the techniques and saw the various machines used to dig out the underground tunnels. I would recommend this tour. It is informative, inexpensive, easy to find, and fascinating.
  • Worth a visit, great little tour and the kids will love it!
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