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Battery Hill Mining Centre

Peko Rd, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860, Australia
+61 8 8962 1281
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Fascinating and well-designed picture of mining times

This gives a great picture of the mining foundation and history of Tennant Creek. Very informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PeterD4781
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Tennant Creek, Australia
An unexpected gem

Visited Battery Hill today. Phoned earlier to book 11am underground mine tour. Very impressed with... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
marief630
,
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
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Battery Hill overlooking the township of Tennant Creek is named after the original ten-head stamp battery. The 1930’s site echoes the soul and spirit of the miners. Underground Gold Mine tours are conducted regularly. Take self guided walks and meander past the historic machinery. Pay a small fee and enjoy Freedom, Fortitude and Flies; the social history museum and Minerals Museum with its superlative McLaughlin Collection. You will be surprised, they are worth every cent.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Peko Rd, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860, Australia
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+61 8 8962 1281
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gives a great picture of the mining foundation and history of Tennant Creek. Very informative. Great guide called Llib in the undergrounds set up and the battery.

Thank PeterD4781
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Battery Hill today. Phoned earlier to book 11am underground mine tour. Very impressed with all the old machinery and mining equipment leading up to the building and on the site in general. Lady on the desk was very welcoming and passionate about the Centre....More

Thank marief630
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Similar to another review yesterday, we arrived just before 3pm and were advised the front doors would be locked soon because the employee felt it was too hot and they couldn't be bothered staying open. We were told we could still come and look but...More

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BatteryHill, Manager at Battery Hill Mining Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Battery Hill Mining Centre was saddened to hear your experience on the 30th September at the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre was unsatisfactory. The employee is a volunteer who has been coming each weekend since May for four hours both Saturday and Sunday's. Since mid...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived from Alice Springs in the afternoon and after checking in at the caravan park, thought we'd pop down to see the Battery Hill Mining Center as we had heard good things! Arrived at 3.10 only to be told they'd be closing early as...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I have driven through Tennant Creek a lot over the years and never stopped for a look around, it was very informative you do need to plan your visit to be able to go on one of the tours though.

Thank Noel W
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Museum is good. We didn't have a guide must have been Mining history is interesting. Info centre is Very helpful

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 22 August 2017

what an interesting visit, the tour guide was very knowledgable and took his time to show us aroungd

Thank tina k
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The tour started off well but we had 3 little redheads who were horrors. Spoilt the tour for several people as we discussed it on the way. All that aside I wasn't going to let that wreck my experience. $30.00 gets you into the underground...More

Thank andy1042017
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to know the history of Tennant Creek this isn't to be missed. We've been on many tours and been left with the feeling that the guide would rather be somewhere else. Not here, our guide was passionate about his town, it's history...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this place has continual staff shortage problems to get the underground mine tour sorted. However we did enjoy the social history part.

Thank Bomoh
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Etravel7
3 April 2017|
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Response from BatteryHill | Property representative |
Hi Etravel 7, and thanks Steffen G Unfortunately the 1800 number is no longer valid. We are contactable on 08 8962 1281 or our email as listed (not allowed any web addresses in answers). A general answer to your question... More
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