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Tour Guide showing family a gold nugget underground on a Mine Experience Tour

Mine Experience

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.

Your ticket also includes access to explore the surface of the mine at your leisure. Try your hand at gold panning, see the 'Hand of Faith' gold nugget replica and climb the poppet head for a birds-eye view of Bendigo.

For more information about our Mine Experience Tour or to make a booking just give our friendly Bookings Office a call on (03) 5443 8255.

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"Did the experience tour, which was excellent. The guide was fantastic and knew everything there was to know about the mine and the history, she answered everyone's additional questions. It was fun to see real gold underground and there's demonstrations of the mining drills and machines. You can also pan for gold, I found three flecks. Definitely worth a visit!" Google Review

Please note:
  • You cannot book online on the day of your tour. Online bookings need to be made before midnight. To book on the day of your tour, please phone 03 5443 8255.
  • If you are booked on the last tour of the day, please allow time before your tour commences to Explore the Surface.
  • Translation Sheets: We have French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Spanish translations available for the Mine Experience Tour.
  • Family = 2 adults and up to 4 children.
  • Everyone who takes part in this tour is required to wear a hardhat at all times.
  • Closed footwear is highly recommended.
  • It is an average of 14 degrees underground, don't forget to bring a jacket.
  • Maximum of 20 people per group.
  • Food cannot be taken underground.
  • Please leave backpacks above ground, lockers are available.
  • Dont forget to bring your camera, you'll want to remember this adventure!
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and make sure you go to the toilet before the tour commences.
Tour Duration:
75 minutes.
Tour Depth:
61 metres underground to Level 2.
Access:
Via an industrial lift. This tour is wheelchair accessible.
Fitness:
All levels.
Age Limit:
3 years and over. Visitors aged 3-15 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
Tour Costs:
Adult $32.00, Conc. $28.00, Child (5-15) $17.00, Family $88.00.
Tour Times:
Daily at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.

21-26 Sept + 30 Sept-6 Oct: Spring School Holidays
9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm

AFL Grand Final Long Weekend

Fri 27 + Sat 28 September: 9:20am, 9:40am, 10:00am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am, 11:20am, 11:40am, 12:00pm, 12:20pm, 12:40pm, 1:00pm, 1:20pm, 1:40pm, 2:00pm, 2:20pm, 2:40pm, 3:00pm, 3:20pm and 3:40pm 

Sun 29 September: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm and 3:30pm