Opal Experience

Discover the beauty and history of Australia’s national gemstone at the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum, one of Coober Pedy’s original attractions and the Opal capital of the world.

Join the local guide as you meander along the Opal tour on a journey through history. You will then enjoy an immersive opal experience showcasing the largest display of high end opals in South Australia as well as the opportunity to take in some wonderful shopping at the retail shop.

Explore the underground caverns, hand dug shafts and tunnels featuring an original underground dugout home and memorabilia from the past.

From Umoona you will then head to one of your two lookouts across this unique outback town. Looking out over the Breakaways it’s hard to believe that a vast inland sea covered the area and that over time, the landscape has been transformed into a dramatic terrain that changes colour with the passing of the sun and creates an almost surreal panorama. Your second lookout is at the Big Winch, and will provide you with the perfect vantage point to truly appreciate the breathtaking landscape and view of the surrounding town.

A visit to the Opal Quest Mine is where you will have the opportunity to don a hard hat and try your luck at fortune while enjoying this relaxed lunch in this unique underground dining experience.

Recommended Fitness Level:  Moderate – stairs, steep inclines, short walks and navigating underground tunnels required.

 

Price

Platinum and Gold Service guests

Included in your fare

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