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Central Deborah Gold Mine

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Discover Central Deborah's golden heritage!

Central Deborah Gold Mine's success as a tourist destination has always been the passion of their staff and tour guides, which include some of the grandchildren and relatives of the original Central Deborah miners. They literally bring Bendigo and Central Deborah's golden heritage to life as they passionately regale the visitors with stories of what life was really like during the harsh gold rush era of 1851-1954. Central Deborah Gold Mine was awarded Victorian Heritage and Cultural Tourism Attraction of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Things to do

Mine Experience Tour - 75 minutes

Don a hard hat and miner’s lamp, descend 61 metres beneath the surface of Bendigo and walk in the footsteps of past miners! Become enthralled by Bendigo’s underworld as you are guided through the honeycomb of underground tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides. With only the light on your cap to light the path you will discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era. Afterwards, explore the surface of the mine with its treasure trove of vintage mining machinery, gold panning and interpretive museums. Children need to be at least 3 years of age.

Underground Adventure Tour - 2.5 hours

Gear up in overalls, boots, miner’s hat and lamp. Climb ladders, work a mine drill and search for gold with finders keepers! Descending to the third level of the mine, 85 metres underground, you will be mesmerised by the lure of gold and the stronghold that it had over people as you explore the underground tunnels, drifts and stope workings that still contain gold veins. This tour also includes a traditional ‘miner’s lunch’ served in the Underground Function Room where you will get a delicious taste of what life was like working underground. Afterwards, explore the surface of the mine with its treasure trove of vintage mining machinery, gold panning and interpretive museums. Children need to be at least 8 years of age.

Nine Levels of Darkness - 3.5-4 Hours

AUSTRALIA'S DEEPEST UNDERGROUND MINE TOUR. Drop 228 metres underground in the original miners' cage to Level 9 of the mine (if you're brave enough) and see if you have what it takes to be a gold miner from the 1900s! Be guided through authentic mining tunnels by your Shift Boss who will “put you to work”, teaching you all the tricks of the trade. Learn how to set a charge and operate a Mine Drill. Climb down parts of the mine shaft using the ladder way. Experience the thrill of following the cap of the reef up into a T-rise. After a hard day’s work, enjoy a lunch break underground. Children need to be at least 15 years of age.

Bendigo Vintage 'Talking' Tram Tour

Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking ... Be delighted by the wide streetscapes and grand architecture of Bendigo as your tram tells you entertaining stories about a city founded on one of the world’s richest goldfields. Stopping throughout the city, this tour allows you to get on or off the tram at any stop and wander through the city at your leisure, enjoying the many attractions, shopping and dining facilities that Bendigo has to offer

Ticket Information

Pass Option

Ticket Type

Price

Central Deborah Gold Mine Tours

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour - Adult

$30.00

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour – Child (5-15yrs old)

$16.00

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour - Concession

$26.50

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour – Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)

$83.00
Central Deborah Gold Mine Underground Adventure Tour

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Underground Adventure Tour – Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)

$245.00

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Underground Adventure Tour - Adult

$85.00

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Underground Adventure Tour – Child (8-15yrs old)

$52.50

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Underground Adventure Tour - Concession

$75.00
Central Deborah Gold Mine Nine Levels of Darkness Tour

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Nine Levels of Darkness Tour – Per Person (minimum 2 people)

$199.00
Central Deborah Gold Mine Mine Experience Tour and Vintage Talking Tram Tour Package

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour & Vintage Talking Tram Tour – Family(2A & up to 4C)

$120.50

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour & Vintage Talking Tram Tour Package – Adult

$43.00

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour & Vintage Talking Tram Tour Package – Child(5-15)

$24.50

Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine Experience Tour & Vintage Talking Tram Tour Package – Concession

$38.50

Visitor Information

Operating Hours

Opening time

9am

Closing time

5pm

Closed Christmas Day

Location

76 Violet Street Bendigo, 3550

Additional Information

o Mine Experience Tour:
 Children need to be at least 3 years of age. Participants aged 3-15 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
 This tour is wheelchair accessible.
 A minimum of two people is required for each tour to depart. Maximum of 20 people per tour.
 Participants are required to wear a hard hat at all times.
 It is an average of 16 degrees Celsius underground, remember to bring a jacket.
 Tours depart regularly, please visit their website for departure times.


o Underground Adventure Tour:
 Children need to be at least 8 years of age. Participants aged 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
 A minimum of two people is required for each tour to depart. Maximum of 10 people per tour.
 Participants are required to wear a hard hat at all times. Hard hats, lights, boots and overalls are supplied.
 Tours depart at 11:00am and 2:00pm daily. Bookings are recommended. Please phone 5443 8255 to book your place.
 Please inform us if you have an dietary requirements.
 Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and go to the toilet before the tour commences.

o Nine Levels of Darkness:
 Participants need to be 15 years of age or over.
 A minimum of two people is required for each tour to depart. Maximum of 6 people per tour. Larger groups can be catered for with advanced notice.
 This tour is suited to those who have a good level of fitness and enjoy getting wet and dirty. If you suffer from any serious health problems that may impede your ability to climb ladders you should consider the fascinating Underground Adventure Tour or Mine Experience Tour.
 Participants are required to wear a hard hat at all times. Hard hats, lights, boots and overalls are supplied.
 Tours depart at 10:30am Mon-Sat (Excluding Public Holidays). Bookings are essential and need to be made at least 48 hours in advance. Please phone 5443 8255 to book your place.
 Please inform us if you have an dietary requirements.
 Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and go to the toilet before the tour commences.





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