Tours, Times & Admission - Central Deborah Gold Mine
Visitors pushing an Ore Truck on a Nine Levels of Darkness Tour

Tours, Times & Admission

929kg of gold was extracted from Central Deborah Gold Mine, which would be worth over $70 million today!

Explore the surface: Above ground

The surface of the mine contains heritage-listed buildings and equipment that were essential to the operation of Central Deborah in its mining days. Climb the poppet head for a bird's-eye 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
  • Cost: Free of charge. A ticket is required for entry. 

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

Tour guide showing children gold underground on a Mine ExperienceMine Experience Tour: 61 metres underground 

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
  • Cost: Adult $35.00, Conc. $30.00, Child $25.00, Family $99.00

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




What are your operating hours?

9:30am - 4:30pm daily.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are highly recommended for all underground tours and are essential for groups of 10 or more.

Are there Ts&Cs for going underground?

Yes. To ensure the safety and maintain a positive expereince. All underground particpants must: Wear flat enclosed footwear. Wear the hard hat provided at all times underground. Arrive 15 minutes before your tour time

How long should I allow?

Explore the Surface: Your ticket is valid all day. We recommend allowing 30-45 minutes to explore the surface. Mine Experience Tour: 75 minutes.

Are tours guided?

All underground tours are guided by one of our friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides. Explore the Surface is a self-guided tour that you can complete at your leisure.  

What should I wear?

Flat enclosed footwear is essential and we recommend dressing for the temperature which is on average 14 degrees.

Is there an age limit on any of the tours?

Explore the Surface: There is no age limit.   Mine Experience Tour: 3 years of age and over. Everyone who descends underground must wear a hard hat at all times.

Is Level 9 still running?

CDGM will no longer be offering the Level 9 tour. Due to an important project.