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Central Deborah Gold Mine

76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5443 8322
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Adventure tour

Our family of 5 had a great 2 and 1/2 hours with Georg on our adventure mine tour. Educational and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Selena V
via mobile
A Must for underground mine lovers

A great first underground experience - more than expected. It gives you insight of work and time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
juggies2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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At Central Deborah Gold Mine you will discover more about Bendigo's golden past at a real gold mine that operated during the gold rush boom of the 1900s. Experience what conditions were really like for miners as you are guided through hidden underground tunnels by friendly and knowledgeable guides. Descending to the depths of Bendigo, gold fever strikes visitors on the famous Mine Experience Tour (61m underground), the exciting Underground Adventure Tour (85m underground) and Australia's deepest underground mine tour, Nine Levels of Darkness (228m underground). Central Deborah Gold Mine was named Victoria's Heritage and Cultural Attraction of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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+61 3 5443 8322
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family of 5 had a great 2 and 1/2 hours with Georg on our adventure mine tour. Educational and very enjoyable.

Thank Selena V
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great first underground experience - more than expected. It gives you insight of work and time spent by miners underground. Would love to do this again soon.

Thank juggies2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If exploring old gold mines sounds naff, this just may change your mind, like it did mine. You can explore below ground (you can even get married in the underground chapel), use old gold mining equipment (use the ear muffs cause it's loud!), explore the...More

Thank Marcel C
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for review and exciting comments. Great to hear you enjoyed it so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this underground tour of the Deborah mine. It gave us great representation of the working life of the miner, both above and below ground. Well worth a visit....

Thank Debbie N
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you John for a great and informative afternoon. We learnt a lot about Bendigo. If you are wanting a little taste of history, then the Deborah Gold Mine is a must do. Wonderful

Thank Trev D
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful comments and 5 star review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am afraid of heights and my wife is uneasy about descending underground, so for us to visit the shafts 61 meters under Bendigo was, initially, a challenge! However, apart from a slight intake of my breath when entering the (enclosed) lift to go down...More

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for mentioning Georg and your confidence in our guides and the tour. We will pass on your comments to Georg.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately our Son was to young for us to be able to do the underground tour. However we did really enjoy exploring above ground.

Thank Gayle E
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments. Great to hear you enjoyed your weekend.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't like going underground... 😣😨😲went with school here and couldn't go down it was so scary... Like i made someone stay up top with me. But before tge school trip i did go down.... And because i knew it was scary the first time...More

1  Thank nshoi
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi - Thanks for your review although we would have preferred you to review the mine tour if you had gone on the tour. What did you think of the surface experience whilst you waited up top? The underground tour is a very safe and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you get used to the dark 'closed in' atmosphere it is a truly wonderous experience. To see the conditions that people worked under makes you appreciate how modern technology was evolved.

Thank nmph2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the mine experience tour (first level only). Tour guide was very informative and able to answer questions from the group. Tour was very educational and a great experience of how miners did things back in the day. Would try the deep 3.5hour adventure tour...More

Thank Kay C
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and yes we aim to educate our guests, but most of all make sure they enjoy the tour.

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SharnaB82
9 May 2017|
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Response from BendigoHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Sharna, as mentioned by others there is an age limit of 3+ years to go underground on the Mine Experience Tour. When deciding if the tour will be suitable for your younger children just take into consideration that they... More
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morticiamorte
23 September 2016|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
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Christine G
25 February 2016|
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Response from 619goldierocks | Reviewed this property |
Most people would already know if they suffer from severe claustrophobia. I have taken groups of 25 university students at a time down it annually for many years (20 plus years?). I think there was a single case of a... More
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