Umoona is an original opal mine on Coober Pedy’s main street and has been converted into the town’s largest single underground tourist attraction - a “must see” in Coober Pedy
The tour and information on the opal fields is great. The gem shop was very nice. The tour of the under ground mine was a place to see
Such an interesting and fascinating place to find out how people in Cober Pedy live underground ad how Opal is mined. Definitely worth a visit!
First you watch a movie about Coober Pedy & surrounding areas, then you’re guided down fairly steep passages & enter an underground apartment with kitchen & bathroom where a caretaker used to live.
Sybel gave us a great tour- even the kids were engrossed. Very interesting and good value for money. One of the best I’ve done
A Great Tour!
Excellent short film followed by opal cutting demonstration and then tour of mine and underground home. The shop has a variety of jewellery across a varied price range. The staff extremely helpful in trying to match a pair of opal earrings to that of an opal necklace bought in 2001. They succeeded much to my delight.
I went in just expecting to go into a shop and an hour later I was still looking around the fantastic exhibits. Be it Aboriginal culture, or the history of Opal-the Dog proof fence-the Umoona Museum has it all.