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Bookings Essential!

Coober Pedy is currently in Peak Season. GUIDED Tours Bookings are essential, and spaces are limited. Bookings can be done online up to 24hrs beforehand through our website. For bookings within the 24hr window, please contact us on 0461 540 154.


From the 05/07/2024 - 26/07/2024 Self-Guided tours are being run between the hours of 8:30am - 10am, 12:30pm - 1:30pm and after 3:30pm. This is due to the mine being at full capacity during the guided tours. 

We are open 7 days a week, 8:30am - 4pm. Running Guided and Self-Guided tours. Take a look at our Tour Information page for more details. 


Tom’s Opal Mine is an authentic Opal Mine worked in the 80’s and 90’s. It is now a display mine showcasing underground workings with opal seams visible throughout.

We invite you to visit and join us for a Guided or Self-Guided tour.

Tom’s is a family friendly business welcoming pets on leads.

Please call us to discuss disability access.

Come on down to Tom’s Opal Mine for some underground fun!





Adults $34

Children $15

Family $85 

(2 Adults & 2 Children - $6 per additional child)

Adult 18 and up, Child 4-17 years old,

children 3 years and under free.  

Tour Times: Peak season (April - October) 10am and 1:30pm.


Please arrive 10 minutes before start time

Up to 1 ½ hours with a local tour guide. You will be equipped with a mining helmet and black light for the duration. Enjoy the tour showcasing history of Coober Pedy, mining, and opal. Listen to the techniques of opal mining, noodling and black lighting. Live demonstration of a working Blower and Bosun Chair.

Questions are welcomed and encouraged.

Children have the opportunity for an opal hunt along the way. 

At the end of your guided tour complimentary scones, cream & jam. Adults - barista made coffee or tea. 

Children - chocolate or strawberry milk. 

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements
e.g. dairy or gluten free. 

At the end of your tour children have the opportunity to negotiate an opal sale in exchange for a coin and/or sweets!


Adults $15 Children $8 Family $40 

Adult 18 and up, Child 4-17 years old,
children 3
 years and under free.  

Tour Times: 9am to 4pm

You will be provided with a map, mining helmet and black light, for you to explore the mine at your leisure. Points of interest include information displayed on slides/faults and levels, history of opal mining, display of round and square tunnelling, static display of tunnelling machine and opal seams throughout the mine.

Don’t forget your camera! Plenty of photo opportunities.




After your tour, guided or self-guided, we encourage you to try your luck at hand noodling available above the mine. Noodling is the process of sifting through spent tailings to find any opal that may have been missed during mining. Original dirt is brought from the precious opal fields for this purpose.



Lot 1993 Stuart Hwy, Coober Pedy SA 5723, Australia

+61 461 540 154

PO Box 615, Coober Pedy, SA 5723

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