Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, Coober Pedy

(4.3/5 based on 260+ 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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  • We stayed at the accommodation next to the museum for one night in September 2016. The accommodation was much like a hostel - bunk beds with one bathroom. We could also walk up to the main ablutions b...  more »
  • Very interesting. You learn all about opal mining from when it started to the present day. In the museum you get to see the old mines and see how they used to extract the opal and where the miners use...  more »
  • Such an amazing tour! the nice lady showed us a video about Opal development and then showed us how people live underground- now and past. Must if you come all the way to Coober Pady 
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  • The information and artefacts were nicely displayed, however the main part of the museum was the jewellery shop! Friendly staff who were happy to show you jewellery without any pressure sales tactics.
  • 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