Tom's Working Opal Mine, Coober Pedy

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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. To visit Tom's Working Opal Mine and other attractions in Coober Pedy, use our Coober Pedy road trip planning website .
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  • This was quite the place to stop for an hour or so. Guided and self-guided tours are available. We opted for the self-guided. Being underground, it was a little difficult to interpret the provided map...  more »
  • Great experience, a must see place, it's a walk distance from the town centre, it's few streets away with easy walk.  more »
  • If your in Coober Pedy you need to get underground, this is a nice easy tour which you can do as a group with a guide or do on your own with a map & info. The mine is not large so you won't get lost a...  more »
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  • Sign at front 'open 7 days', we went last Sunday, new sign 'closed Sundays' Went back Tuesday for 10am full tour, told need at least 4 people for full tour, can do self tour only. Enough time wasted on them, did guided tour of another opal mine
  • Awesome experience. The highlight of our Coober Pedy trip. The tour guide is directly involved with the mine and was very detailed with his explanation of mining equipment and processes. We even got to try our luck at using a jack drill to mine for opal. Luckily we all pulled out decent souvenir chunks which will serve as a great reminder of our trip to Coober Pedy. Highly recommended.
  • It was great! We went for the mini tour as the full hour tour wasn't available (although it went over an hour anyway). Very interactive with the guided tour. Learnt a lot and got to keep some opals at the end of the tour. This tour was worth every dollar.
  • Would highly recommend Tom's working opal mine if you're passing through Coober Pedy. We ended up spending most of an afternoon here. It was a great experience to see all of the equipment working and to have a go at using the divining rods. The kids loved it!
  • If you do one thing in Coober Pedy, make it this! Wonderful tour explaining everything I wanted to learn about opals and mining. Included a live demonstration of various mechanical tools and machinery.
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