Tom's Working Opal Mine, Coober Pedy

4.4
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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Tom's Working Opal Mine Reviews

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  • Interesting to see how an opal cave is and how it’s mined. You can even learn about opal and his story.  more »
  • No guided tours as tourist seasin is over but they offer self guided tours at $15pp. We really loved discovering everything in the mine ourselves, which was well sign posted. The bosons chair, well...  more »
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  • This is actually an amazing tour of a working mine. Very informative, plus you can try out stuff such as Divining rods, Lifts and actually drilling for Opal. Totally worth it.
  • Had a really great time at the mine, we did the full guided tour, which was very informative and interesting. Drilling for opals was a highlight!

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