Don a hard hat and miner’s lamp, descend 61 metres beneath the surface and walk in the footsteps of past gold miners at Bendigo's iconic Central Deborah Gold Mine. With only the lamp on your helmet to light the path our friendly and knowledgeable guides will regale you with stories from a bygone era as you explore the honeycomb of underground tunnels, see past mining equipment in action and discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush. Afterwards, explore the surface of the mine with its treasure trove of vintage mining machinery, gold panning and interpretive museum.
• 75 minute walking tour with an expert tour guide. • Kit-up in a hard hat and miner's lamp. • Descend 61 metres underground via an industrial lift. • Explore an authentic gold mine that operated during the gold rush era. • Uncover the unique geology of Bendigo and see gold in its original state. • Experience pitch darkness, rock drill, bogger and explosive displays. • Hear about the unique characters that worked on the Bendigo Goldfields. • Try your hand at panning for gold. • Be amazed by the Engine Room which contains the Winder that was installed in 1945 and is notable as the only complete working example in Australia, and is still used daily by our mine crew. • Climb the poppet head for a birds-eye view of Bendigo.