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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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Interesting and informative tour

We did the basic level 2 tour - the guide was very well informed and gave a clear idea of the life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard F
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Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
Truly amazing!

I did the "nine levels of darkness" tour with my dad, which sees us go 228m below ground and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah A
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the basic level 2 tour - the guide was very well informed and gave a clear idea of the life of the miner and how gold mining was conducted.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the "nine levels of darkness" tour with my dad, which sees us go 228m below ground and straight back in time to the conditions and tools of miners in that time. This experience was worth every cent! And I would gladly do it...More

1  Thank Sarah A
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review and comments about our guide Ken. It is great that you mentioned him as we love hearing about our staff. The Level 9 Tour is Australia's deepest mine tour but it really the staff that bring the experience to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic guide jezza who made a 2.5 hour tour seem like minutes. Full of interesting information about the geography of gold mines and the history of mining in Victoria. If you can take the deeper tours that go to level 3 as this unmodified area...More

2  Thank kipster42
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for mentioning Jezz. We pass on your comments about staff and they love the feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the short tour of the mine but it was fantastic. The guide was interesting and new his subject. We went 60m down and got a real feel for what it was like to be underground. The guide operated some of the machinery to...More

1  Thank adriangl45
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the comments and we hope to welcome you back.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes its was cool being underground. Very informative. A great guide, who showed us the mine and we descended approximately 60 metres. Was noisy when showing how the blasted the rock.

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

Yes the mine is a great place to be on a hot day - Always around the same temperature and cool.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you’re in Bendigo, the gold mine tour should be on your list of things to see. Ken, a former miner himself, was our tour guide and he gave an informative overview of how gold mining works while we were deep underground. At the end...More

1  Thank MoreTravel278
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for mentioning ken - Great that you enjoyed our experience and provided us with a 5 star review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on the school holidays with my niece who is eight. We bought a ticket for the 75 minute mine tour and the talking tram. This was about $60 and each ticket was valid for two days and you could come and go as...More

1  Thank Cath W
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the extensive 5 star review. Wonderful that we welcomed your family to our mine!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a week off over the holidays and we decided to do a mine tour, just the 75 mins one. We enjoyed it all and tour guide was very friendly and informative. Had a lovely look around up top when the tour was over as...More

Thank Sammyben17
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the comments and the 5 star rating.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Tour, guides very knowledgeable. Kids are well catered too..excellent experience reasonable price. Would of loved to of gone down deeper but age limits for kids didn’t allow this. But would recommend tour. Planning for gold was our favourite part and keeping what we found...More

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

Thank you for the comments and great your kids enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Omg! Was a bit sceptical about this at first but what a day! We did a tour and it was amazing. Our tour guide Jezz was great too. Very knowledgeable. The tour we did was I think 60m down. We are looking to go back...More

Thank rhysie1991
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review - We love to hear these excited reviews.

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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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