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Central Deborah Gold Mine

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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

About as fun of a regional experience as we have had. The mine was incredibly entertaining and had a thorough guide take us through. Great fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lukeWilson22
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great exposé of the heydays of gold mining in Bendigo. A fully narrated guide down the mine gives a good understanding of the mechanism of mining gold and the various tools used. The over the ground exhibit is also instrumental to understanding the history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 16alexanderh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well organised with a top guide. Very educational and alot of fun panning for gold and climbing the tower. Great history and interesting for all ages.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony D
mordi35, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the Must Do recommendation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very informative museum and has lots of fun panning for gold. Well worth the trip to take a look.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Countryg1
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel on the Bendigo Talking Tram your ticket allows for discount on any mine tours. You have a choice of a number of tons ranging from 75 min to about 2.5 hours. You are given hard hats and battery packs for lighting and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for mentioning Nathan who is a great guide and very passionate about Bendigo heritage.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 60 meter underground tour of the mine and it was amazing. Our guide was fantastic and told us many interesting facts about the area and the gold mining. The museum walk was nice and fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oritv2015
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review and 5 stars. we agree that the mine experience is a must do when you are in Bendigo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 went today. We enjoyed the whole experience. Firstly the customer service representative, Sarah Jane, was warm and friendly. We then had a nice guide knowledgeable guy named Bill. We did the tour that went 61 metres underground. Wearing the hard hat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - I will pass this onto Bill as he will appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

There is something different and special about being 61m underground down a mine shaft. This is the only way i would do it - with a professional guide whom has a lifetime of experience working with mines, whose knowledge of mining and mining history is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the detailed review. It really encourages our team to get these reviews.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Two of us did the tour that went to 61m underground due to time constraints. The guide, Darryl was very informative and engaging with the group despite the size. Participants were provided with all the necessary safety equipment and given clear instructions as required. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patricia1209
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a detailed review of our site. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Bendigo.

Reviewed 26 November 2018

This was a great experience. We booked the mine experience tour and were very pleased that we did. Our guide, JT, was really knowledgable and was an excellent tour guide. One good tip is to buy a combined entrance tour ticket from the tourist information...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 353lewis
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and yes a combined ticket is the best value ticket to purchase. You can also buy an extra day on the trams for just $2.

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SharnaJ82
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
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Response from mordi35 | 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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