Heritage Blinman Mine
Heritage Blinman Mine
5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The mine "wheal Blinman" was the reason for the establishment of the town. The town is named after shepherd Robert "Pegleg" Blinman who discovered copper on a hill while tending his flock of sheep. Now some 150 years later the mine has breathed new life into the town, drawing people interested in history, mining, minerals and outback life. People come on tour and over the course of a little over an hour step back into time and experience a taste of life in the 1860's, complete with sounds of mining through an innovative sound system. Our visitors leave not only with an appreciation of the lives of the Cornish miners who settled in Blinman but also of the determination and dedication to a small (very small, just 20 people) group of people who saw the opportunity to breathe new life into a town. The tour is suited to all ages, we particularly like taking families and kids on tour. Suitable for groups with prior booking. Bookings recommended at all times.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Anne A
Leeds, UK107 contributions
Dec. 2023 • Solo
Decided to visit the mine while visiting Hawker and glad I did.
I was the only person on the last tour of the day, so a real personal experience.
Mike was my guide. He was a mine of info (non pun intended) really knowledgeable without being boring. He took his time explaining every aspect of the mine and answering any questions.
A great experience and wish I'd booked to stay in the area. Its definitely special!
A big thanks to Mike for making it so interesting.
Written 2 December 2023
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Hello Hella1, Many thanks for your review and recommendation, we are so pleased you enjoyed the tour, it is a gem (no pun intended). Susan
Written 5 December 2023
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Explorer42873564060
2 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
It was great to go into a working mine and the tour guide was very good. It was a good experience. It must of been hard work in those days to get through that rock to find copper.
Written 26 October 2023
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Hello Explorer42873564060, Many thanks for your review, it certainly would have been hard work, we are fortunate to have better equipment than the miners of old. Susan
Written 28 October 2023
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Scmurray
Adelaide, Australia55 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience. We were lucky to get in the last tour of the day and we were so glad we did. The guide Barbara was just brilliant and they have done an amazing job resurrecting the mine as a tourist attraction
Written 15 September 2023
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Hello Scmurray, Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed the tour. We do advise bookings as the tour is very popular. Susan
Written 18 September 2023
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Cath_and_Ben
Mount Gambier, Australia82 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Fiona through the mines at Blinman. She was interactive with all people on the tour, including our 8 and 10yo kids, helping to keep their interest as well as ours. The tour goes into the tunnels of the original copper mine, so it’s not for those who may feel claustrophobic, though tunnels are always at walking height (no crawling required!) A great way to experience and learn about this part of the area’s history. It is recommended to book as groups are limited to around 10-12 people.
Written 7 August 2023
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Hello Cath_and_Ben, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased you enjoyed the tour. Susan
Written 8 August 2023
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PoppyTawny
Geelong, Australia31 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Very informative tour run by local residents, as is the small town.
I found the tour interesting as well as the information on the town which effectively runs itself, not coming under any shire or council.
Written 8 June 2023
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Hello PoppyTawny, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your time to write a review. Susan
Written 21 July 2023
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Lyn C
1 contribution
May 2023 • Friends
Very knowledgeable Tour Guides, and fun too. For a whole hour, ours had everyone's attention with the amazing history of the mine, as well as lots of interesting anecdotes of the men and boys who came through the mine over the years.

It was great to hear that the community banded together to re-open the mine for tourists, which is helping keep this little town going.
Written 6 June 2023
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Hello lyncM521DX, Many thanks for your review and recommendation. Glad our tour captivated everyone's attention. Susan
Written 7 June 2023
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,009 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This was an excellent tour of this old, no longer working mine. The tour is an hour long and is definitely enhanced by the fantastic tour guide Mike. Mike was very knowledgeable about the workings of this mine when in was in production and he was very approachable and made the tour very enjoyable. The miner's worked in horrible conditions and the life expectancy was around 35-37 years of age.
Written 18 May 2023
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Hello lorrainelawire, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Susan
Written 7 June 2023
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Guy W
4 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Feel and see the ghosts of a 100+YO copper mine in, at the time, one of Australia's most inhospitable mining regions... Blinman in SA's Flinders Ranges. A gorgeous little town, loved by the handful of local residents left.
Written 10 May 2023
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Hello Passenger293735, Many thanks for visiting Blinman and taking the time to leave a review. It is a gorgeous welcoming little town, Susan
Written 7 June 2023
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Lynne1944
Kashmir, India189 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
A great resourceful way for a small town to maximise advantages of its history. Guide was well informed and interesting giving insight into the work and dangers of early mining operations here.
Written 29 April 2023
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Hello Lynne1944, Thank you for taking the time to post a review, greatly appreciated, Susan
Written 6 May 2023
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Tony W
2 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Awesome place! Not to be missed in the Blinman area!
Knowledge of the guides, set up of the tours was fist class!
The history of this area is amazing.
Thank you Blinman Mine Tours!
Thank you also Nth Blinman Hotel for the accommodation!
Highly recommended this area and these activities.
Written 6 April 2023
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Hello Tony W, Many thanks for your review and recommendation. Susan
Written 6 May 2023
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