Mitchells Gully Gold Mine

Historic Site in Charleston & Around

For a true taste of the region’s gold-mining past, swing into Mitchells Gully Gold Mine, 3km north of Charleston. You'll get a friendly primer on the 1860s mining days and then explore mining tunnels and railway tracks on a pleasant, 40-minute bush walk, goggling at Charleston's last remaining waterwheel and stamping battery along the way.

If you're staying in the area, reserve a spot on a night-time glowworm tour (adult/child $25/5).