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Central Deborah Gold Mine

76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5443 8322
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Fantastic

We did the Bendigo four tour deal with the Trams and pottery place and the Deborah Gold mine. What... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lena B
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Mareeba, Australia
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Excellent tour

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Central Deborah Mine. We were greeted by Karon... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CherylTas
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Hobart, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the Bendigo four tour deal with the Trams and pottery place and the Deborah Gold mine. What a fantastic place, we were running late ( still on qld time) and they still managed to get us on the tour. We did the basic...More

Thank Lena B
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments. Great that you and your family enjoyed the day.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Central Deborah Mine. We were greeted by Karon when we ventured outside while we waited for our mine tour to start. Karon guided us around all the buildings and explained to us all the mechanics...More

Thank CherylTas
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the comments on our staff members and the 5 star rating.

Reviewed 6 days ago

last time i was here was about 16 years ago so i wanted to have a better look around this time.this tour lasted about an hour,then after went on the tram ride and back,it was good to seat back and relaxe,both these tours would be...More

Thank J2429JUwilliamb
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the mine experience and thought it was fantastic. I have a bad foot and was easily able to do the walk on this tour. Our guide Peter was really knowledgeable and friendly. The tour takes just short of an hour and a half...More

Thank CharlieHerb
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for mentioning Peter our tour guide. It is great to hear your positive comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for the mine experience as we have young children. It was a wonderful experience and the kids love it. Great value for money.

Thank Denise S
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star review - we hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday in Bendigo.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visited here in the 1970s and it has expanded greatly. Did another underground tour and spent hours roaming through the grounds and catching the gold history. Highly recommended.

Thank LC1950
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming back to see us - and yes we continue to evolve the experiences on the site. Don't wait so long to return to see us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unplanned visit to the mine with our young family. Staff at bookings desk were extremely friendly and helpful. Booked mining experience ticket. Tour guide Jezz? was really accommodating for our young child who got a little scared. Jezz? was also really informed and articulate who...More

1  Thank Benita D
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind comments on Jezz. He is a great guide.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history to this place, its fascinating to find out so much about it's past. Was a little scared going down, but was worth it!

Thank Esperenza19
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent comments.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get here on opening to walk amongst the displays around the historic site. The displays are needing a bit of rejuvenation but are nevertheless very educational. We did the 1 hour tour in which there are 2 other longer tours into the mine. Our tour...More

1  Thank Aussie2012
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We take note of your comments on the displays.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour underground explaining how the miners worked back in the gold rush days! The area is very well set up and educational, you can even try your hand at panning for gold!

Thank Joanne1958
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the comments.

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SharnaB82
9 May 2017|
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Response from BendigoHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Sharna, as mentioned by others there is an age limit of 3+ years to go underground on the Mine Experience Tour. When deciding if the tour will be suitable for your younger children just take into consideration that they... More
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morticiamorte
22 September 2016|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes will be fine.
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Christine G
25 February 2016|
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Response from 619goldierocks | Reviewed this property |
Most people would already know if they suffer from severe claustrophobia. I have taken groups of 25 university students at a time down it annually for many years (20 plus years?). I think there was a single case of a... More
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