Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, Coober Pedy

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Umoona is an original opal mine on Coober Pedy’s main street that has been converted into the town’s largest single underground tourist attraction – a “must see” in Coober Pedy.

One of the biggest range of Coober Pedy Opal in rough and cut stones, opal curios such as opalised shells and opal pipes, as well as Boulder, Yowah and Black opalExquisite jewellery and opal items designed and handcrafted on our premises.

Authentic Aboriginal artifacts; paintings by local artists.

Refreshments available.

Tax free to overseas visitors.

International certificate of guarantee.

Friendly multilingual staff with working knowledge of opal mining. Guided tours through two underground homes and our mine at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Work out when and for how long to visit Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and other Coober Pedy attractions using our handy Coober Pedy family vacation planner.
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  • Easily accessible in town (but there are stairs) and free but one feels that it is an underutilized space or not quite finished. Really is is a passageway with some of the town's history displayed. Th...  read more »
  • Nowadays there are very few full-time opal miners living in Coober Pedy and many resident live above ground. Umoona Opal Mine and Museum is a fun way to see how miners might have lived in the hay-day ...  read more »
  • I did this tour with my 6 year old daughter. Fun, informative and interesting. It's not just a mine but has underground dwellings to look through. Quite an easy mine tour with only a few places requir...  read more »
  • The history of this town is captured so well. I really enjoyed going browsing through all the opal mine and jewelry store
  • Nice free place to visit. Also did the paid tour and really enjoyed it.
  • We had the miss fortune of going to the Umoona restaurant last night. I don't know how it is connected to the mine but it was our first disappointing experience in Coober Pedy since we have been semi regular visitors over the past 20 years. After being seated at a table we had no offer of either a drink or menu's. Another couple came in after us, seated by same girl, asked whether they woild like a drink to start and given both water snd menus. We then waited and waited and finally had to get her attention and request both menus and water. These eventually came but no offer of drinks. We then waited again until I finally again caught her attention and requested a wine menu. At this stage I was well and truely ready to walk out. When we finally got to order our wine our first choice was unavailable. We were both tired and hungry so we stuck it out and eventually got our meals which were surprisingly good considering the start to our dining experience . Certainly wouldn't recommend.
  • Interesting and informative tour
  • Nice place to visit and free!
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