Mine Experience - Central Deborah Gold Mine
Tour Guide showing family a gold nugget underground on a Mine Experience Tour

Mine Experience

Don a hard hat, descend 61 metres beneath the surface of Bendigo and walk in the footsteps of past miners!

Our Mine Experience Tour is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 regulations.

Become enthralled by Bendigo’s underworld as you are guided through the honeycomb of underground tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides.

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. See the 'Hand of Faith' gold nugget replica in the museum and climb the poppet head for a birds-eye view of Bendigo.


"We 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

Gift Vouchers are available for purchase online. Full details here. 

Please note:
  • 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 6 people per group.
  • Food cannot be taken underground.
  • Dont forget to bring your camera, you'll want to remember this adventure!
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early and make sure you go to the toilet before the tour commences.
  • Central Deborah Gold Mine is a non-smoking venue.
Tour Duration:
60 minutes.
Tour Depth:
61 metres underground to Level 2.
Via an industrial lift. This tour is wheelchair accessible.
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:
Tours depart regularly from 10:00am - 3:30pm, Wednesday - Sunday.   
Currently unavailable due to COVID-19 regulations.