Heritage Blinman Mine

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Heritage Blinman Mine
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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.
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1-2 hours
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Nicole J
Buderim, Australia27 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This is a fantastic experience if you are interested in our outback history. Our guide Susan was absolutely wonderful, so knowledgeable. The small town of I think 24, now own the mine but this also means they are responsible for everything. And wow they've done an amazing job. I highly recommend this experience and its not over priced.
Written 12 May 2022
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Karen B
3 contributions
Apr. 2022
The town of Blinman have done an amazing job in setting the mine up for tours. The tour itself is fascinating, and the kids absolutely loved it. Add this to your Flinders Ranges list of must dos!
Written 12 May 2022
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penelopec672
Bruges, Belgium3 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful tour of the Blinman Mine just a few days ago. Paula who was our guide was exceptional ! She has such a detailed knowledge of the mine and also kept all of us enthralled whether we were two young girls who were ten years of age or ourselves or others that definitely count as ‘seniors’

Informative, captivating, poignant, sad and funny - it was just over an hour of real relatable history, delivered with such passion by Paula who kept us totally enthralled- a must do visit when in the Flinders Ranges !!
Written 14 April 2022
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kate
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
Mar. 2022
Really well presented tour with knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide from the local community. Was a good insight into the past, and a credit to the towwnsfolk who are working to keep the local heritage alive
Written 5 April 2022
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CathyVictoria
Victoria12 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
Fabulous tour with Susan won brought the history of the mine to life. Remarkable community effort to enable people to visit. The pub & cafe are well worth a visit too.
Written 24 March 2022
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Hello CathyVictoria, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We have a very cool town here, something for everyone. Susan
Written 7 April 2022
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Coastal722692
26 contributions
Jun. 2021
We took the Blinman mine tour out of interest and were so glad that we did. The guide was very informative and the experience gave us a real idea of how those miners lived and worked.
Written 7 March 2022
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Hello Coastal722692, Thank you for your review and recommendation, we are pleased you enjoyed the tour. Susan
Written 7 April 2022
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Wily_bear
Canberra, Australia11 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
What a hidden gem! We are so happy to have stumbled upon this wonderful tour guided by Susan. More than just a walk through a mine, Susan vividly bought the whole experience to life, with stories and information on the lives of the miners and townsfolk. We talked about it for the whole 2 hour journey back to our hotel. Another highlight is that the current Blinman residents poured heart and soul into bringing this project to fruition. They ought to be congratulated. Highly recommended
Written 12 February 2022
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Hello Willy_bear, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are passionate about the history, so pleased you found that we do bring the experience to life. We appreciate your recommendation. kind regards Susan
Written 7 April 2022
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Dianne W
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
Oct. 2021
My ancesters were Welsh miners and I really had no idea of how they worked and lived. I know a lot more now.
The hymn that was played underground was one of my mother's favorites. I got goosebumps.
Written 19 November 2021
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Hello Dianne W, Thank you for your review. We like it when the tour touches "a nerve" the miners did it tough, such amazing stories they could probably all tell. Susan
Written 15 December 2021
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Dean
4 contributions
Nov. 2021
A tour of the Blinman Mine is a must do for anyone visiting the area. Our tour guide was fantastic and made the trip very enjoyable for all on the tour. A great place to visit.
Written 14 November 2021
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Hello SurferDean1962, Thank you for your recommendation and review. So pleased you enjoyed the tour. Susan
Written 15 December 2021
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Dave R
6 contributions
Oct. 2021
A great experience, the whole family really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The mine itself has been brilliantly restored and was a treat to go below ground via the Adit. The tour alone should be enough to bring you to Blinman, but once you're there, explore the town. It's a great place to explore and have lunch.
Written 10 October 2021
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Hello daveF2035QF, Many thanks for your review and recommendation, we are so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Blinman is certainly a great place to visit and at the mine office/information centre we can provide information about all the "must do's" Susan
Written 11 November 2021
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