Nine Levels of Darkness Tour
Nine Levels of Darkness
Underground Adventure Tour
Mine Experience Tour
Nine Levels of Darkness

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Address: 76 Violet St, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Phone: 03 5443 8322  |  Fax: 03 5443 8341  


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At Central Deborah Gold Mine you have the unique opportunity to descend underground and explore a real gold mine that operated during the gold rush era.

The passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of the tour guides is contagious and you can't help but become enthralled by the beauty and lure of gold as you are guided through the honeycomb of hidden underground tunnels where almost one ton (929kg) of gold was unearthed. Worth about $44 million in today's prices.

With only the light on your cap to light the way, the silence of being far below the hustle and bustle of the city and the cool underground temperature helps you imagine what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era.

Three different underground experiences are available the Mine Experience tour, Underground Adventure tour and Nine Levels of Darkness.

The Mine Experience tour is 75 minutes in duration and 61 metres underground. Suitable for children three years and over.

The Underground Adventure tour is two and a half hours in duration and 85 metres underground. Lunch is included. This tour is suitable for children eight years and over.

The Nine Levels of Darkness (Australia's deepest underground mine) tour is around four hours in duration and 228 metres underground, lunch included. This tour is suitable for children 15 years and over.

Bookings are essential, please contact Central Deborah Gold Mine for further information.

Central Deborah Gold Mine was awarded Victorian Heritage and Cultural Tourism Attraction of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

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Nine Levels of Darkness

Children need to be over 15 years of age


Underground Adventure Tour - Family

Rate for two adults and up to four children. Children need to be over eight years of age.


Underground Adventure Tour - Child

Children need to be over eight years of age


Underground Adventure Tour - Concession


Underground Adventure Tour - Adult


Mine Experience Tour - Family

Rate for two adults and up to four children. Children need to be over three years of age


Mine Experience Tour - Child

Children need to be over three years of age


Mine Experience Tour - Concession


Mine Experience Tour - Adult


Payment methods accepted

EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Local directions

Corner of High and Violet Street, Bendigo - 600 metres south of Alexandra Fountain.


  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Guide
  • Interpretive centre
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • Tour desk


  • Fossicking
  • Prospecting
  • Shopping

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2011  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

Opening hours

Closed Christmas day.


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Visitor Information Centre

Disabled access

The surface of the Mine and the Mine Experience Tour are wheelchair accessible. Please contact them for further information.

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