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Central Deborah Gold Mine


Explore an authentic gold mine that operated from 1939-1954 and extracted 929kg of gold!

Kids and parents don a hard hat and miner’s lamp, descend 61 metres beneath the surface of Bendigo and walk in the footsteps of past miners! For families with children under 3 years there are still hidden treasures to discover on the surface self guided tour; see the carpenters shed, interactive display museum, climb the trestle way and poppet head and even pan for gold.

Monday- 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Tuesday- 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Wednesday- 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Thursday- 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Friday- 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Saturday- 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Sunday- 09:30 am – 04:30 pm



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Age: Children must be over 3 years of age to go on the Mine Experience Tour, over 8 years of age to go on the Underground Adventure Tour and over 14 years of age for Nine Levels of darkness.
Pre-Book: Just turn up.
Changing Facilities: Baby’s change room is located on the mine’s surface.
Pram Accessibility: Strollers cannot be taken underground.
Refreshments: Cafe.
Parking: Free street parking.
Parent Accompany Child: Yes.
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