Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery

Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery

Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery
4.5
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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Located on the outskirts of Charters Towers, the Venus Gold Battery offers an insight into the incredible Australian gold rush of the late nineteenth century.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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B1r5go
Cairns, Australia13 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
John took us on a very informative tour, it was really interesting. Wild old days of the gold rush. Definitely recommend.
Written 10 October 2023
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Hi there, thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the Venus Gold Battery Tour and will pass on your compliments to John :)
Written 21 January 2024
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branson6
Lismore, Australia167 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The guide was knowledgeable, able to answer questions. Was well worth a visit. It opened the eyes to what was happening back in the days of the goold rush
Written 22 September 2023
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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the Venus Gold Battery Experience and that it opened your eyes to a different era in the Towers. We greatly appreciate your support!
Written 24 September 2023
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GlobeTrotting362897
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Family
It was an interesting experience. We enjoyed the two hologram shows and hearing about how gold was extracted from the rock.
Our guide for the day however looked like he would have preferred to be somewhere else and made comment in a belittling way to a couple of questions raised during the tour. Not good
Written 17 September 2023
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Hi there, thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad that you found the tour to be an interesting and enjoyable experience. Our great guide John can be very straightforward, which sometimes can be miscontrued as blunt. We don't think that he meant to be belittling to any of the questions asked on the tour, and we will be sure to follow this up with him. We appreciate your support and for taking the time to leave us feedback.
Written 24 September 2023
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Klo1079
Bundaberg, Australia9 contributions
July 2023 • Couples
John gave us an interesting tour depicting the history of gold in Charters Towers.
He was very knowledgeable as had himself worked in mines for many years.
Written 11 August 2023
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Hi there, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Venus Gold Battery Experience! John is indeed very knowledgable - we will pass on the compliments to him. Thank you for your support and taking the time to leave us a review, it is greatly appreciated!
Written 16 August 2023
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Iris L
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The easy Walking History Tour of Charters Towers was excellent. We love learning about the history of places - the stories behind the success of this once thriving city was fascinating. Our guide was Amazing - so knowledgeable due to his ancestry here, and his passion to keep these stories going. High recommend.
Written 10 August 2023
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Thank you so much for your review and high praise of the Charters Towers History Tour. We are so glad to hear that you found it to be an easy walk and gave you plenty of insight into the history of the Towers. Our guide is indeed passionate and full of knowledge - his input into this tour has been so crucial in fleshing out the colourful past of Charters Towers We will pass your compliments onto him. Thank you for your support of our tour, it is greatly appreciated.
Written 16 August 2023
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Gary N
Gippsland, Australia18 contributions
July 2023 • Couples
Thought we would fill a afternoon in and check out the old gold battery
Well l learnt a bit today and from the time the tour started until it finished l was impressed. The tour guide was a character he’s definitely in the right job quick witted and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this to everyone traveling through Charters Towers
Written 6 July 2023
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Hi Gaz0366, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you learned something about the Venus Gold Battery on the tour. It is indeed a step back into another era. We will pass on your kind words to the tour guide - he is certainly an asset to our team! Thank you again, we appreciate your five star review.
Written 9 July 2023
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Julie A
7 contributions
July 2023 • Family
Our group of eight (4 adults, 4 children) really enjoyed this tour. John, our guide, explained things thoroughly and involved the children. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the battery and mining in general, but his commentary was simple enough for the children to mostly understand, and stay ibterested, while at the same time he could answer in-depth, questions from the adults. We found the tour very interesting.
Written 4 July 2023
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We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We strive to make our tour of the Venus Gold Battery family friendly and suitable for all ages to understand, and are glad that John was able to deliver the information in a way that kept the kids engaged! We will pass on your kind words to him. We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour & thank you again for your review!
Written 9 July 2023
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Louise Moloney B
3 contributions
The tour guide was excellent and knew his stuff. It was a shame that it no longer operates as a demo. Well worth the effort.
Written 18 June 2023
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Thank you for your review. It is a shame that we can't operate the Battery, but we hope that the audio-visual experience helped you to understand the mechanisms of it. We are glad you enjoyed the tour!
Written 22 June 2023
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Leanne L
2 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Terrible, says it was supposed to be open so we went out there and it was shut on Friday. Charters towers has a lot going for it however there tourism certainly isn't one of them
Written 25 May 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so sorry that you had this experience. Our Venus Gold Battery Experience runs on Fridays at 10am - 11:15am, unless we have closed it off due to a private booking. We strive to make sure that all our websites are displaying the correct times that our experiences are running, so we take this issue very seriously. If you could please email admin@historicaustralia.com.au and let us know where you saw that the Battery was open at this particular time, we would greatly appreciate it so that we can rectify the issue. We apologise for any disappointment we have caused.
Written 6 June 2023
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Don T
Brisbane, Australia253 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
It was a very interesting insight into how the gold was extracted from the rock and ore. It was a long and very noisy process that really was a very onerous job. John the guide was excellent and a wealth of knowledge of the processes involved and of local history. Take the tour it is well worth it.
Written 18 May 2023
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Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you found this tour interesting and informative! The history of gold in the Towers and how it was extracted is fascinating, and John is certainly an excellent guide! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review.
Written 6 June 2023
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