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Bendigo - Central Deborah Gold Mine




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 two 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 visitors.

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. Children must be at least three years of age to complete this tour.

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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An interesting location with plenty to do including an underground tour (everyone wears a helmet and carries their own battery pack), exploration of all the old mining equipment and facilities and a chance to do a spot of gold panning (some gold is put into some troughs of gravel each day).

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76 Violet Street,  Bendigo 3550, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5443 8322
Map: X909 Ref: D3

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