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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  • We called in here to buy some potch for our Grandson. We had a lovely chat with the lady behind the counter and a gentleman. When we explained our Grandson was very interested in rocks she gave us a b...  more »
  • We just visited the mine and did the self guided tour which was excellent. I learnt so much, well worth the price! Lady on reception was kind, knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent experience for the ...  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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