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Visitors pushing an Ore Truck on a Nine Levels of Darkness Tour

Tours, Times & Admission

How far underground will you go?

Winding Engine being operated to hoist cages from below ground0 metres: Explore the surface

The surface of the mine contains original buildings and equipment that were essential to the operation of Central Deborah in its mining days. Try your hand at gold panning and climb the poppet head for a birdseye view of Bendigo. Be sure to visit the interpretive museum to see the “Hand of Faith” gold nugget replica. All underground tours include access to the surface of the mine.
  • Tour Duration: Ticket valid all day. Allow at least 30-45 minutes.
  • Age Limits: All ages
  • Fitness: All levels
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
  • Times: Open 9:30am-4:30pm daily. Self-guided at your leisure. 
  • Cost: Adult $6.50, Conc. $5.00, Child $4.00, Family $19.00

Full details and online bookings for Explore the Surface available here. 


Tour guide showing children gold underground on a Mine Experience61 metres: Mine Experience 

Explore the honeycomb of underground tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides to discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era.
  • Depth: Level 2, 61 metres underground
  • Tour Duration: 75 minutes
  • Age Limits: 3 years of age and over
  • Min people per tour: 2
  • Max people per tour: 20
  • Fitness: All levels
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
  • Times: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm daily.
    (More frequent during holiday periods)
  • Cost: Adult $32.00, Conc. $28.00, Child $17.00, Family $88.00

Full details and online bookings for Mine Experience Tours available here.


Visitors climbing down ladders on an Underground Adventure 85 metres: Underground Adventure 

Calling all adventure seekers! Gear up in overalls, boots, miner’s hat and lamp. Climb ladders, work a drill and enjoy a traditional miner's lunch served underground.
  • Depth: Level 2 and 3, 85 metres underground
  • Tour Duration: 2.5 hours 
  • Age Limits: 8 years and over
  • Min people per tour: 2
  • Max people per tour: 10
  • Fitness: Medium, ladder climbing involved
  • Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible
  • Times: 11:00am and 2:00pm daily
  • Cost: Adult $85.00, Conc. $75.00, Child $52.50, Family $245.00

Full details and online bookings for Underground Adventure Tours available here.

 


Visitors using a mine drill on a Nine Levels of Darkness Tour228 metres: Nine Levels of Darkness

Are you brave enough to descend underground in the original miners' cage on Australia's deepest underground mine tour? Climb down the shaft, work a drill, set a charge and enjoy a traditional miners lunch 228 metres underground. This is the ultimate gold mining experience!
  • Depth: Levels 6, 8 and 9, 228 metres underground
  • Tour Duration: 3.5 hours 
  • Age Limits: 14 years and over
  • Min people per tour: 2
  • Max people per tour: 6
  • Fitness: Medium, ladder climbing involved
  • Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible
  • Times: 10:30am each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, excluding Public Holidays.
  • Cost: $199 per person

Full details about Nine Levels of Darkness Tours available here.


Dja Dja Wurrung Tram sitting at the Bendigo Tramways DepotPackage Deals

For the full gold rush experience package your Central Deborah Gold Mine experience with a Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram tour and a visit to the Bendigo Joss House Temple

Click here for the full list of package options and to book online.