Explore the Surface


WinderDominated by a huge 22 metre high poppet head, the surface of the mine is a highlight in itself as it contains so many original buildings and equipment that were essential to the operation of Central Deborah in its mining days.

Explore the old Blacksmith's Shop, the First Aid Room and the Carbide Lamp Room. You will 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 (it is still used daily by our mine crew and for the Nine Levels of Darkness Tour).

The surface also displays buildings and plant equipment from other mines that used to operate in Bendigo, including the Deborah Extended, South Deborah, North Deborah and Monument Hill Mines.

Gold-Panning-Central-DeborahEach underground tour includes access to the surface of the mine, Interpretive Museum and don't forget to try your hand at gold panning for riches in the Gold Treatment Area ... who knows, you might even strike it rich!

Explore the Mine's Surface

Adult $6.50

Concession $5.00

Child (5-15) $4.00

Family $19.00 = 2 adults and up to 4 children

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Online Bookings: Please note that you cannot book online on the day of your tour. Online bookings need to be made at least 24 hours in advance. To book on the day, please phone (03) 5443 8255.

After exploring the surface of the mine don't forget to check out our Gift Shop which offers an extensive collection of unique, unusual, Bendigo and Australian themed products that are ideal for gifts, souvenirs or that perfect memento of your visit to Bendigo.