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Peak Hill Open Cut Experience

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Address: Frazer Street, Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia

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You don't have to walk far into the potentially snake infested area to see the open cut gold mine and its inky black water 200 feet down. I was grateful that the viewing platform... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

You don't have to walk far into the potentially snake infested area to see the open cut gold mine and its inky black water 200 feet down. I was grateful that the viewing platform was such a short walk because it was a really hot day and I felt sure we'd step on a snake! Fortunately, none sighted! The mine... More 

Thank HeatherSW
Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Peak Hill Open Cut Mine is only a few minutes’ walk from town. There are five self-guided walking discovery trails with seven points of interest, that will lead you around the disused mine and also the historic workings. There is an observation platform where you can stand over and view the huge main open cut mine and continue your... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A simple attraction, thoroughly interesting left in it's former state. The mine is easily viewed from the walking track which is also sign posted with historical information. A good drop in spot while out driving.

Thank Woodgee3
Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We spent about an hour walking around the rim of the mine ad found it very interesting. It is possible to have a guided tour although we didn't take the option.

Thank John W
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this while driving through the area, and what a find. We had seen plenty of large mines while travelling through Australia, but this was the only one we had seen close up to show our children and explain mining in detail. We enjoyed looking at the historical and modern areas, and learning more about the gold mining... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Well worth the stop on way from Dubbo to Parkes. The views are impressive. A good learning experience for kids.

Thank burty6868
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

The display is very interesting and well worth the stop. The remedial work is amazing. We didn't do the walk as it was so hot, but would return and do the walk. A nice stop over and a very short drive off the highway and well worth the visit. Parking is easy and we were able to pull over with... More 

Thank MEMSydney
Rainbow, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We took the shortest walk (there are 3) and it was about 2km. The first part of the walk up the hill is quite steep. The views are fabulous and there is plenty of information telling you all about the attractions and points of interest. Not really suitable for young children unless you have a tight grip on them as... More 

Thank AliEy
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a great place for a good walk around these closed open cut gold mines. Need to be careful as lot of walking up and down loose ground surface.

Thank Katlady8
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We found this in a guidebook and were glad we made the stop, spending about an hour walking round the perimeter of the mine. The colours are amazing and there are lots of little signs to give background to the site. Pick up a track guide before you head off.

Thank Emily A

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