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

929kg of gold was extracted from Central Deborah Gold Mine, which would be worth over $70 million today!
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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. Visit the interpretive museum to see the “Hand of Faith” gold nugget replica.
  • Tour Duration: Ticket valid all day. Allow at least 30-45 minutes.
  • Age Limits: All ages
  • Fitness: All levels
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
  • Cost:  Adult $5.00, Child FREE, Explore the Surface is included with the Underground Mine Experience Tour and Vintage Talking Tram Tour.

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.

 

 

FAQ

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 T&Cs for going underground?

Yes. To ensure your safety and maintain a positive experience all visitors descending underground need to wear flat enclosed footwear. It is a safety requirement that everyone who descends underground must wear a hard hat at all times. Headwear which obstructs the hard hat from being properly fitted cannot be worn under the hard hats. We have smaller hard hats available for children. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.

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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. It is a safety requirement that everyone who descends underground must wear a hard hat at all times. Headwear which obstructs the hard hat from being properly fitted cannot be worn under the hard hats. We have smaller hard hats available for children. We recommend dressing for the temperature, which is an average of 14 degrees underground.

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.