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Central Deborah Gold Mine

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Address: 76 Violet Street, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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+61 3 5443 8322
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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At Central Deborah Gold Mine you will discover more about Bendigo's golden...

At Central Deborah Gold Mine you will discover more about Bendigo's golden past at a real gold mine that operated during the gold rush boom of the 1900s. Experience what conditions were really like for miners as you are guided through hidden underground tunnels by friendly and knowledgeable guides. Descending to the depths of Bendigo, gold fever strikes visitors on the famous Mine Experience Tour (61m underground), the exciting Underground Adventure Tour (85m underground) and Australia's deepest underground mine tour, Nine Levels of Darkness (228m underground).

Central Deborah Gold Mine was named Victoria's Heritage and Cultural Attraction of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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We went on the underground adventure tour, it was great fun. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable would definately reccommend for anyone interested in this kind of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the underground adventure tour, it was great fun. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable would definately reccommend for anyone interested in this kind of thing. The lift on the way down underground makes a terribly loud sound but we felt safe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not to be missed if visiting Bendigo. Fascinating insight to history and practicalities of deep gold mining. Plus tram talking tram rides for 48 hours in ticket we purchased. Our guide underground had been a miner and mine engineer so really knew his stuff. All good and highly recommended

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - Its a great way to start the day seeing your comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Central Deborah Goldmine today as part of a day out for my son's 11th birthday. It's such a great place to visit for kids and for adults, the tour down the mine was awesome. I'd like to make a special mention of Georg, our tour guide. He was funny and informative but he also took the time... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments about Georg - he will be so thrilled that you have taken the time to comment. He is a great part of our staff crew. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is one of the unforgettable experience during my recent Australia trip. To experience the life in the Gold Mine. I wonder how we can have so much gold in our life now. Do take note that the journey might be a bit wet and muddy.

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely a must do in Bendigo. Our tour guide was amazing, so friendly and very knowledgable. I found the whole experience to be brilliant. All of the staff at the counter were more than happy to help with anything and could not have been friendlier if they had tried. The only negative is I didn't strike it rich... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about staff. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did the basic Mine Experience tour which was just right for the amount of time (about 1 hour) and admission cost. After going through the above ground mining exhibits (including panning for gold) and the inside museum displays, we then took the guided tour. Fun and exciting to actually go down into a mine and our guide Darryl provided... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for mentioning Darryl - he is a great guide. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in Bendigo. More 

Somerville, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organized tour and it was just great and pretty informative with a lot to see and take photos of...

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed the tour. More 

Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a warm day going underground is both cool and very interesting. The tour is very interesting and very educational. Would love to go back and do the tour of the deeper levels.

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the "cool' review. Greag to have your comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Darryl our guide was amazing, so knowledgeable and very funny This tour was a little scary but enjoyable at the same time. Staff couldn't be more accommodating Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments on our staff - Great to get the comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 different tours available. We did the Mine Experience. This takes you down to 61.2m. This is an actual mine. Our guide, Darryl was great. The tour was informative and Darryl was humourous. Take a jacket as it it cold and damp. You are fitted with a hard hat and miners light. We learnt a lot about the... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments on Daryl. He is a part of a great crew of staff we have at the mine. More 

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