Underground Birthday Parties


For a Birthday that totally rocks, head 61 metres underground!

Strike gold with your next birthday party by putting on a hard hat and miner’s lamp and descending 61 metres beneath the surface of Bendigo to experience what it is like to be a miner. Then, enjoy your party in the Underground Function Room. There are lots of fun games to be played. Finish off the experience with a gold panning demonstration and see how much gold you can find. Remember .... finder’s keepers!


What’s included in an Underground Birthday Party?

  • Dedicated party host/Underground tour guide
  • An underground tour followed by games in our Underground Function Room
  • A choice of dining in the Underground Function Room (small pie warmer available) or the Picnic Area
    on the surface
  • Gold panning demonstrations
  • Any gold that is found, you get to keep!
  • Access to the mines surface
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Souvenir for the birthday child
  • Birthday party invitations
  • Party bags to take home

What’s not included in an Underground Birthday Party?

  • Food; However, party hampers for the Underground Function Room can be arranged at an extra cost
  • Birthday cake (Please don't bring ice-cream cakes, we haven't got a freezer underground)

When can I host an Underground Birthday Party?
Packages are available at 10:30am and 2:00pm on weekends and during school holidays and run for 2 hours (allow an extra half hour for gold panning). You can access the surface of the mine for the entire day.

How much is an Underground Birthday Party?
Packages cost $21.00 per child with a minimum of 10 children. We can cater for up to 15 children per party and five adults are welcome to come along free of charge.

What about food?
You are more than welcome to bring your own picnic lunch, or make use of the pie warmer provided in the Underground Function Room. Food for the underground party will need to be dropped off at least an hour prior to the party to allow time for transportation underground. Alternatively, we are happy to provide an Underground Birthday Party Hamper for $10.00 per person and do all the work for you!

Basic Birthday Hamper:

  • Pies, Pasties and Sausage rolls    
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chips
  • Muffins
  • Lollies
  • Jugs of cordial and water
  • Serviettes and disposable cups

(We are more than happy to cater for any special dietary requirements if you let us know in advance.)

How do I book an underground Birthday Party?
Just give our friendly Booking Officer a call on (03) 5443 8255.
NB! All children must be 3 years of age and over to descend underground. 

More information…

  • The picnic area is shaded but it is recommended to bring hats and sunscreen in hot weather.
  • As this is an underground party don’t forget to wear warm clothing, especially during the Winter months. It is an average of 14 degrees underground.
  • Access underground and on the mines surface is wheelchair accessible.
  • Children must be 3 years of age and over to descend underground.
  • Don’t forget the birthday cake! We haven't got a freezer underground, ice-cream cakes are not suitable.