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 boom.

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 underground tunnels where 929 kilograms of gold was unearthed.

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.

Gold fever strikes visitors on the famous Mine Experience Tour (61 metres underground), the exciting Underground Adventure Tour (85 metres underground) and Australia’s deepest underground mine tour, Nine Levels of Darkness (228 metres underground).

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

Central Deborah Gold Mine was inducted into the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after being awarded Victoria's Heritage and Cultural Tourism Attraction of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Content: Central Deborah Gold Mine
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Mine Experience Tour: Adult $32, Concession $28, Family $88. Underground Adventure Tour: Adult $85, Concession $75, Family $245. Nine Levels of Darkness: $199 per person. Family includes two adults and up to four children.

$28.00 - $199.00

Mine Experience Tour (children need to be over three years of age): 3 -4 years = Free, 5 - 15 years = $17 Underground Adventure (Children need to be over eight years of age): $52.50 Nine Levels of Darkness (Children need to be over 14 years of age): $199

$17.00 - $199.00
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interpretive centre
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 4:30pm

25 Dec 2019

  • Closed
  • Museums Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
76 Violet Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550

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