Coober Pedy
Opal Capital of the World

Tom's Working Opal Mine

Tom's Working Opal Mine

Category Travel & Tourism
Subcategories Tour operators
Address Located on the Stuart Highway just north of town
Other 1800 196 500 (Other)
Other 08 8672 3966 (Other)
Departure/Duration Information         Cost

Guided Tours:

Departure Daily

1- 1/2 hours

Wir Sprechen Deutsch



Self-Guided Tours

Daily at any time between 8am and 5pm


Tickets Available at the Mine.





Tom's Working Opal Mine is an Underground Opal Mine situated along the Stuart Highway, just 500m north of Coober Pedy.


Choose a Guided Tour (supervised, try hands-on activities if you like) or a Self-Guided Tour (walk-through, just looking) through our mine to get an insight of what it means to be an "Opal Miner".


Look at "Opal" still in the wall, learn all about the Precious Stone, how a "blower" and a "Tunnelling Machine" works, why we drill "Holes" into the ground, experience a ride on the "Bosun Shair", try your hands on "Divining Rods" and go "Noodling".


  • Open 7 days and all Public Holidays!
  • Wheelchair friendly (access all areas of the mine)
  • Pets welcome (lockable, shaded facilities available)
  • Large Car Park with Picnic Area & Toilet Facilities 
  • Reception Area with Free Internet, TV & Coffee
  • "Opal from our Mines" & "Opal Jewellery" Displays






        Guided Tours

        Adult: $25
        Child: $10 Age 5 - 15 years

        Under 5 years of age is Free 

        Family (2x2): $55


        Self-Guided Tours

        Adult: $10

        Child: $5 (between 5 & 15)



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