Underground Adventure - Central Deborah Gold Mine
Visitor working a drill on an Underground Adventure Tour

Underground Adventure

Gear up in overalls, boots, miner’s hat and lamp. Climb ladders, work a drill and enjoy a miner's lunch!

Our Underground Adventure Tour is currently unavailable due to Covid-19 regulations.

Descending to the third level of the mine, 85 metres underground, you will be mesmerised by the lure of gold and the stronghold that it had over people as you explore the underground drives, crosscuts (tunnels) and stope workings that still contain gold veins.

For a delicious taste of what life was like working underground, a traditional ‘miner’s lunch’ is served in the Underground Function Room.

Your ticket also includes access to explore the surface of the mine at your leisure. Try your hand at gold panning, see the 'Hand of Faith' gold nugget replica and climb the poppet head for a birds-eye view of Bendigo.

For more information about our Underground Adventure Tour or to make a booking just give our friendly Bookings Office a call on (03) 5443 8255.

"Fantastic insight into what life would have been like as a gold miner over 150 years ago. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable with all the facts and information about the mine and its workforce. It really gave me a feel of how hard life must have been working in the mine 150 years ago. A great way to spend 2.5 hours!" - TripAdvisor

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

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 2:00pm Underground Adventure Tour, please allow time before your tour commences to Explore the Surface. 
  • Family = 2 adults and up to 4 children.
  • Everyone who takes part in this tour is required to wear a hardhat at all times.
  • Overalls and boots are supplied.
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for the tour to operate.
  • Maximum of 10 people per group.
  • 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.
  • Backpacks can't be taken underground, lockers are available at reception.
  • Central Deborah Gold Mine is a non-smoking venue.
Tour Duration:
2.5 hours.
Tour Depth:
85 metres underground to Level 3.
Via an industrial lift to Level 2, then climbing 6 sets of 4 metre ladders down to Level 3 and back up again to Level 2. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Medium, ladder climbing is involved.
Age Limit:
8 years and over. Visitors aged 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
Tour Costs:
Adult $85.00, Conc. $75.00, Child (8-15) $52.50, Family $245.00.
Tour Times:
11:00am and 2:00pm daily.
Highly recommended.