Fodor's Expert Review Central Deborah Gold Mine

Bendigo Factory Fodor's Choice

This historic mine, with a 1,665-foot shaft, yielded almost a ton of gold before it closed in 1954. Aboveground you can pan for gold, see the old stamper battery, and climb up the poppet head, but the thrill of mining is felt belowground. The one-hour underground tour takes you 200 feet below the surface in an industrial lift to widened tunnels, letting you experience the conditions miners worked in during the gold rush era. Hear the roar of the traditional mining equipment and see gold in its natural state. The tour is wheelchair accessible.

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Quick Facts

76 Violet St.
Bendigo, Victoria  3550, Australia

- 03 - 5443–8255

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: A$7 (aboveground only); self-guided tours (including entry) from A$32

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