For an unforgettable experience, descend to the depths of Bendigo's underworld at Central Deborah Gold Mine and discover the significance of Bendigo's gold mining history.
Central Deborah Gold Mine was one of over 5,500 registered gold mines on the famous Bendigo goldfields. It operated from 1939-1954 and successfully extracted 929kg of gold. Today, you can explore the underground workings and discover what life as a miner was really like.
Mine Experience Tour: 60 minutes
Don a hard hat and miner's lamp, descend 61 metres beneath the surface to Level 2 of the mine and be guided through the honeycomb of tunnels with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Discover what conditions as a miner were really like and see what was involved in unearthing the one ton of gold that was discovered at Central Deborah Gold Mine. Children need to be at least 3 years of age to complete this hour long tour. Your ticket also includes the Self-Guided Surface Tour.
Self-guided Surface Tour: Allow 30 minutes – 1 hour
Dominated by a huge 22 metre high poppet head, the surface of the mine is a highlight in itself. The surface of the mine contains original buildings and equipment that were essential to the operation of Central Deborah in its mining days. Be sure to visit the interpretive museum to see the “Hand of Faith” gold nugget replica … the Hand of Faith weighs 27.2kg, was found near Bendigo and is significant as the largest gold nugget ever found with a metal detector.
• A family ticket consists of 2 adults and up to 4 children.
• We recommend that you wear comfortable, flat, enclosed footwear on all underground tours. The mine is an average 14 degrees beneath the surface, so remember to bring warm clothing.
|Open 9.30am-4.30pm 7 days (except Christmas day)|
|76 Violet Street, Bendigo,VIC3550, Australia|
Refunds are not available for pre-purchased tickets late arrivals no shows or participants who commence a tour but choose not to complete it.
Bendigo Heritage Attractions will happily reschedule the tour time or date of pre-purchased tickets up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time. If a tour cannot be rescheduled a voucher will be issued instead.
If Bendigo Heritage Attractions cancels an experience or tour your experience/tour will be rescheduled to a mutually agreeable time or a voucher issued.