Tours, Times & Admission - Central Deborah Gold Mine
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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 ground

0 metres: Explore the surface

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS

The surface of the mine contains original buildings and equipment that were essential to the operation of Central Deborah in its mining days. Climb the poppet head for a birdseye view of Bendigo and 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 9:00am-4:30pm, Wednesday - Sunday. Open 7 days during School Holidays. 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 

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS

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: 60 minutes
  • Age Limits: 3 years of age and over
  • Min people per tour: 2
  • Max people per tour: 6
  • Fitness: All levels
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
  • Times: Depart every half hour from 9:30am - 3:00pm Wednesday - Sunday. Open 7 days during School Holidays.
  • Cost: Adult $32.00, Conc. $28.00, Child $17.00, Family $88.00
    Love your local deal: $15.00 per person or $60 for family. Valid for City of Greater Bendigo residents. 

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


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

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS

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

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS

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

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS

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.