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.
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. Use our Coober Pedy online itinerary builder to add Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and other attractions to your Coober Pedy vacation plans.
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum reviews
If you want to know the how, what, when of opal mining then this is the place. A fantastic movie about how Coober Pedy came to be, old time dugout home, modern dugout home, original mining tunnels... more »
This museum is a must see. It is set in a hill underground. There is a display home attached which you can be taken through. You might need to ask as it requires a guide. We saw actual veins of Opal..... more »
This place is great! We were doing a tour from Adelaide to Alice Springs and of course this was one of the stops we were really looking forward to. We also wanted to get something opal as a memory of our trip and there were so many nice options to choose from in the attached shop for both guys and girls. There are many places you can buy opal around the area, but the mine seemed a little more special and credible, and I couldn't be happier. Months after our trip I had an opal fall out of the ring and when I called to enquire they simply asked for my proof of purchase and they were happy to have their jeweller fix the issue and mail it back to me, all free of charge - that's quality! Kate was a gem to deal with and I would happily recommend others to visit this place and if you're thinking about buying something opal, you can shop with confidence here!
This place has very good and convenient accommodation. The staff is friendly and the tour is very informative. At the above of this place, there is a lookout for enjoying the view of the town and Sunrise/set spot.
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