Pride of the Mine

Join us for a private tour of Deborah's golden reef, 61 metres underground!

You'll be welcomed by the fabulous Deborah Triangle, a Bendigo icon who emerges from the depths once a year to invite visitors into her shadowy crevices.

With only the light on your helmet to light the path, and an expert tour guide to lead the way, you'll be enthralled by the honeycomb of hidden tunnels that lie far below Bendigo on a fascinating Mine Experience Tour.

Your guide will delve into Bendigo's golden heritage, the geology of the rock formations that are encountered, demonstrate the mining methods that were practised on the Deborah Reef and explain what it was really like to be a miner during the harsh gold rush era.

What's included:

    • Meet and greet with Deborah Triangle
    • Mine Experience Tour
    • Access to explore the surface of the mine after your tour


Proudly presented by the Bendigo Pride Festival

The Central Deborah Gold Mine poppet head will be illuminated in the colours of the rainbow each night throughout the festival, 20 March - 5 April 2020.

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.
  • Central Deborah Gold Mine is a non-smoking venue.
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Tour Duration:
75 minutes.
Tour Depth:
61 metres underground to Level 2.
Via an industrial lift. This tour is wheelchair accessible.
All levels.
Age Limit:
Recommended for 15+ years
Tour Costs:
$37.00 per person
Tour Date and Time:
Saturday 21 March at 2:00pm