Tom's Working Opal Mine, Coober Pedy

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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 visited as a young couple who wanted some hands-on opal mining experience. We had a lovely female guide (with a charming little dog) who hoisted is up the mining shaft if we so dared. Walking...  more »
  • Thank you to the lady who ran the information counter - she went out of her way to make our visit informative and fun. We did a self guided tour. We asked so many questions & she answered them all...  more »
  • 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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