PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Central Deborah Gold Mine is temporarily CLOSED.

At Central Deborah Gold Mine you have the unique opportunity to descend underground and explore a real gold mine that successfully operated during the gold rush boom, extracting 929 kilograms of gold.

How far underground will you go 61, 85 or 228 metres?

Mine Experience Tour, 61 metres underground, 75 minutes Explore the honeycomb of underground tunnels and discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era. Wheelchair accessible. For ages three and over.

Underground Adventure Tour, 85 metres underground, 2.5 hours: Calling all adventure seekers. Gear up in overalls, boots, miner’s hat and lamp. Climb ladders, work a drill and enjoy a traditional miner's lunch served underground. For ages eight and over.

Nine Levels of Darkness, 228 metres underground, 3.5 hours: Are you brave enough to descend underground in the original miners' cage on Australia's deepest underground mine tour? Climb down the shaft, work a drill, set a charge and enjoy a traditional miners lunch 228 metres underground. This is the ultimate gold mining experience to add to your bucket list. For ages 14 and over.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

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
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 9:30am - 4:30pm

25 Dec 2020

  • Closed
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interpretive centre
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • Quality Tourism Accredited Business
  • Museums Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
76 Violet Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550

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