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Central Deborah Gold Mine

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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...more
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76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the short (75 minute) tour of the gold mine. You are taken by cage lift approx 62 metres underground and shown how the miners worked the rock faces to extract the gold ore. It was well worth the visit and we were also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TonyB2277
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the 85 metre underground mine tour today. I had "Jez" as my guide and he gave an excellent insight into the mining history of the area and of the operations of the mine. Hands on demos of equipment was very interesting including the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris M
mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Chris for the review - much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to experience the second and third level tour of the mine The guide was very knowledgeable and patient During our tour we were lucky enough to have lunch underground - a Cornish pie. We worth the experience If we had of been in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shaned136
mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may be a little expensive for some at $199 (4 hours) but the Deep and Dirty Tour taking you down 228 m to Level 9 was definitely worth it. You get a full understanding of what life was like for a miner and of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for mentioning our staff in your fine review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of four of us took the vintage tram tour of Bendigo which runs to the mine. The journey to and from the mine was great. There are options as to the nature of the mine tour required and we elected for the less...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and mention of the value of the experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to our wonderful guide, Darryl, my visit was just what I'd hoped for. I wanted to learn more about the experience of the miners, the process, the history of Central Deborah and gold mining in the area. The basic tour covered all that in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 15 February 2019

Due to time constraints I was only able to do the tour that went down 61 metres to Level 2. However it was extremely interesting. Our guide Darryl was fantastic. A wealth of good information balanced with just the right amount of humour. It provided...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Doug Q
mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for mentioning Darryl. He loves taking guests on the tours.

Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful experience this tour is. So hands on from the era. So worth the tour Tge guide is just fantastic and so much knowledge. I have been a few times and love sharing this place with my friendd

Date of experience: August 2018
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mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

The 'mine experience' tour was great value for money. I gained a very clear insight into the conditions for miners, and the whole process of getting the rocks to the surface. The tour included access to buildings with various equipment needed to extract the gold...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 30 January 2019

went to the mine to gain a perspective of the hardships endured by our forefathers.an interesting experience guide was very informative and gave an in depth view of their experiences and the quantity of gold which was extracted from this mine

Date of experience: January 2019
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mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thank you for the review.

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SharnaJ82
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 mordi35 | 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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