Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine, Peak Hill
Gold was first discovered at Peak Hill in 1889 and was described as a high hill of felspathic rock containing large masses of iron, ferruginous quartz and quartzite. The mine ceased production and in 2002, but remains open to public to view.
Families are able to access multiple viewing areas over five open cuts, there are spectacular views from the hilltop, easy and difficult walking trails (not pram friendly), rest areas, and a bridge walk over historic mine workings.
On our visit we only went to the first lookout near the carpark entrance, the view is spectacular and definitely worth a stop if driving though to Dubbo and Parkes. Photos and informative signage can be located at the entrance of the mine and on the walls of the viewing shelters, which we also found interesting to read.