For an unforgettable experience, descend to the depths of
Bendigo with us at Central Deborah Gold Mine and discover the
significance of Bendigo's gold mining history.
When gold was first discovered in Bendigo in 1851 it sparked
decades of gold mining worth billions of dollars. Central Deborah
Gold Mine was one of the last commercial mines to cease operation
in the wealthy Bendigo goldfields, operating for just 15 years
between 1939 and 1954. Although a relatively short time frame,
during this period the mine produced 29,865 ounces (929kg) of gold.
Today, Central Deborah Gold Mine shares its rich history with
You will be mesmerised by the beauty and lure of gold on one of
our fascinating underground tours.
Mine Experience Tour: 75 Minutes
Don a hard hat and miner's lamp, descend 61 metres beneath the
surface and be guided through the honeycomb of tunnels where almost
one ton of gold was unearthed and discover what conditions as a
miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era.
Underground Adventure Tour: 2.5 hours
Venture 85 metres underground and gear up in overalls, boots, a
miner's hat and lamp. Climb ladders, work a mine drill and search
for gold with finders keepers! This tour also includes a "miner's"
lunch or afternoon tea served underground in the Crib Room.
Bookings are highly recommended and children must be at least eight
years of age to complete the Underground Adventure Tour.
Each tour includes access to the mine's surface with its
treasure trove of vintage mining machinery, gold panning, museums
and picnic area. Don't forget to climb the mine's poppet head for a
fantastic view of Bendigo.
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