Come and learn about the history of the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine in Walhalla, an original living historic gold mining town. Explore deep underground and discover what life was like for the miners, and how they extracted over 13 tons of gold from up to 1km underground.
Underground daily tours of this historic site are operated by the Walhalla Board of Management Incorporated on behalf of the people of Victoria. The tour takes visitors 300m into the huge underground machinery chamber hewn from solid rock over a century ago. Old mining methods are discussed and a large outcrop of the famous Cohens Line of Reef can be seen from inside the mine.
Each tour is conducted by a Mine Guide who is familiar with the Mine's history and the history of Walhalla. Tours are informative as well as entertaining.
Tours are limited to 30 people. If there are more people than can be accommodated on one tour, additional tours will be conducted.
The Mine is well lit and ventilated – the tour doesn’t enter confined spaces and the whole tour is conducted on flat walking. The tour is accessible by wheelchair and children’s pushers.
Tours last for 45-50 minutes.
$20 for one adult, $50 for one family of two adults including four children of school age, $15 concession.
|$15.00 - $50.00|
Children / concession
You will be taken underground by a trained tour guide who will tell you all about the mines' history. The tour should take 45 to 50 minutes.
Days of operation:
Tours run every day of the year at 1.30pm. During School/Public Holidays tours are 12noon, 1.30pm, and 3pm.
Explore deep underground with a guided tour of the Walhalla Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine. Find out what life was like for the miners, and discover how this became one of the worlds' richest gold mines.
The tour takes visitors 150 metres below the surface and 300 metres into the hillside to the huge underground machinery chamber hewn from solid rock over a century ago. Old mining methods are discussed and a large outcrop of the famous Cohens Line of Reef can be seen from inside the mine.
Located at the north end of the living historic gold mining town of Walhalla, the mine commenced operation in 1865. Over the Mine's 50 year history it produced 440,312 troy ounces of gold or 13,695 kilograms. It was the top producing gold mine for six of those 50 years. During that time the population was over 4,800 people, but there are now less than 20 permanent residents living in Walhalla.
Tours operate on total fire ban days, but not declared code red fire days.
The tour takes 45-50 minutes and is wheelchair and stroller friendly, plus there is a free museum and blacksmiths shed. Toilets are available.
Visitors are required to wear suitable footwear.
Tours are every day at 1:30pm. On school/public holidays tours are 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.
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