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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

14 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5288
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Everything You Want To Know About Opal Mining

Highly recommend you take the in house guided tour led by a ex miner. Very informative and you get... read more

Reviewed today
A great local attraction!

In the heart of Coober Pedy, this opal mine and museum has it all. A great underground complex... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James A
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An original old mine on Coober Pedy's main street,Umoona Opal Mine has been converted into the town's largest single underground tourist attraction- A "must see" in Coober Pedy An original Opal Mine with guided tours at 10,2 and 4 pm daily Genuine dug-out home on display Historic opal mining interpretive centre Aboriginal interpretive centre Award-winning documentary video "The Story of Opal" Exclusive Opal Jewellery and Opal Stones
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
14 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5288

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Reviewed today

Highly recommend you take the in house guided tour led by a ex miner. Very informative and you get to go down to the mine and understand how it work. There is also a fossilised fish hunter. Rudy the guide and ex-miner have plenty of...More

Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Coober Pedy, this opal mine and museum has it all. A great underground complex with informative staff who can share specific details about the town and how opal mining is done! A must visit!

Thank James A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

absolute must see when in Cooper Pedy. We did this tour as part of a half day tour and all members of my family purchased jewelry here. Very interesting to see an underground mine and the history

Thank goulburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Coober Pedy and was very surprised with the number of houses above the ground but most had living arears under ground, and the amount of shops and the beauty of the place. The Umoona Mine is a great place with a Heritage Museum...More

Thank peggym123456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit. We were there between guided tours, so missed out on the mine part. It's well laid out, very interesting history on opal mining, and archeological history of the area. Would liked to have seen the movie, however, you can...More

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place to get a feel for what the opal mining business is all about. Part of the facility is free and has a nice gift shop with knowledgeable staff. The tour is worth the price to get a little more understanding of life in...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was very authentic as he has been an opal most be since the early 70s. Tour was a good introduction to opal miningvand Coober Pedy.

Thank CJWSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site includes a mine, a museum and a demonstration home dugout, all of which is well worth seeing. The explanations provided for each give the visitor a really good understanding of how and why this town was created.

Thank jrandsk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The movie and tour combination took about an hour or so, and for $10pp, was a great way to find out more of the history in the area, and more about opals in general. It was helpful to have a tour guide that grew up...More

Thank MQ007b
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A must visit, good information and history about Opel mining in Coober Pedy. Good sovernaires and some good quality opals for purchase. The mind tour is also worth doing. The top of the building gives you great photo opportunities of the town.

Thank michael s
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22 February 2017|
Response from Nicholas T | Property representative |
Hello Yes we are open all Sundays 8am-6pm we are closed Christmas Day. Please call 0886725288 if you need more information
Erina D
20 July 2016|
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Response from robbo9900 | Reviewed this property |
Under an hour but very cool and worth a visit . There is a 20 minute video at the start which is a bit dated but it was awesome so glad we saw it . Explained so much about the area . You get to the. Go underground to see... More
19 May 2016|
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Response from Nicholas T | Property representative |
Hello thank you for the question the only fee is for our mine tour adults $10 children $5. Family packages available. All other areas including museum are free