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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
Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Central Deborah Gold Mine is perhaps the best place to visit in Bendigo. We went there in winter, and it was a wonderful time there. Along with our guide, we explored the depths of the mine, saw veins and lodes of gold, fool gold etc....More
Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and tour into the mine is a must! Especially for the kids.
Tour guide was awesome and made it thoroughly entertaining for our young kids. Be warned though it does get cold underground!!
I would not hesitate to come back and...More
We tied this in with the hop on hop off tram and got a discount. There are several options, depending on the day you visit, the time you have and the depth to which you want to descend.
We went for the easy option and...More
Happened across this place as we drove into town and decided to check it out. Had no idea what it entailed and were pleasantly surprised! The desk staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our tour guide Darryl was certainly passionate with imparting his wealth of...More
We took an afternoon trip here and did the level 3 mine trip - the one going 61' underground. We enjoyed the experience and the guide was very knowledgeable and ran an excellent tour. I do not like mines, caves or any enclosed space, but...More
We had four days in Bendigo and the visit to Central Deborah Gold Mine was one of the highlights. An easy walk from town and we were able to collect our tram tickets and confirm our mine experience visit with our pre-paid voucher (including the...More
We bought the Mine Experience Tour (61 m deep) and it was so good. We had an excellent guide and we learned so much from him. The tour is quite long and you get your money's worth. I can't wait to go back and go...More
Myself and my partner did the $85 adventure 3 level tour today, the tour lasted some 2.5 hours of just us and a retired gold miner come tour guide showing us around the mine, explaining the history of the town and mine, the geology of...More
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
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 do need to keep a hard hat on the whole time, it is dark underground, there are loud noises when the mining equipment is demonstrated and there aren't any toilets underground. Alternatively, some visitors choose to split their group/family up, with some going underground and the others exploring the surface of the mine and doing a Vintage Talking Tram Tour with the younger children, which also departs from Central Deborah Gold Mine.
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
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 student feeling claustrophobic that I recall, but not seriously. The main drives (tunnels) are open and wide, the underground access is via a roomy "raise climber", not via a small cage (it is as big as a hospital lift or bigger). It is not physically demanding. The only place it gets narrower is if you choose to go down the ladderway to an interesting lower level, but if it worried anytime one could ask the guides to stay in the main tunnel - from memory they split into two groups in that instance (and of course everyone is always in the presence of a guide at all times). The guides are conscientious about how people feel.