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Venus Battery

Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
+61 7 4761 5533
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This is the one attraction I wanted to see in Charters Towers and it didn't disappoint. Thanks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelvin J
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Bundaberg, Australia
Educational

Malcom is the man.over the last 5 years of touring Australia and countless tours.malcom stands head... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert G
via mobile
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
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+61 7 4761 5533
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the one attraction I wanted to see in Charters Towers and it didn't disappoint. Thanks mainly to Malcolm, the long white bearded guide who knows a heck of alot about gold mining and the history of the area. Tour goes for 90 minutes...More

Thank Kelvin J
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kelvin J, Thankyou for reviewing the Venus Gold Battery. It is a relic we are proud of and our tour guide Malcolm will be please to hear you enjoyed his presentation. If you return to our region please drop in the Charters Towers Visitor...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Malcom is the man.over the last 5 years of touring Australia and countless tours.malcom stands head and shoulders above all.he could make a single sheep dip sound interesting. But the battery is amazing as well .a great tour and very good value for money.

Thank Robert G
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert G, Thankyou for your review of the Venus Gold Battery Tour, Malcolm will be pleased to see your comments. Come again soon. Safe travels. The Staff and Volunteers of the Charters Towers Region.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took advantage of our Senior's discount and booked a tour at the info centre, for the following day. Only a 5 min drive out of town to check in and start the tour. Malcolm, our guide was dressed for the part and shared his substantial...More

Thank Brandy G
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brandy G, Thankyou for reviewing the Venus Gold Battery Attraction in our region. Malcolm will be pleased to hear that you appreciated his substantial knowledge as he is very passionate about the region. Enjoy the remaining travels through our region and return soon. If...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

you just have to go here. learn about the amazing place and how gold was mined. more people should visit charters towers. it will change your idea of central qld.More

Thank Rabs M
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rabs M, Thank-you for reviewing the Venus Gold Battery Tour, our guide will appreciate hearing that you enjoyed the tour. If you are visiting the region again drop in to the Visitor Information Centre or phone ahead and we can help you arrange an...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Almost as it was. A great tour highlighting the magnificent past, this processed huge wealth in gold that made Charters Towers the centre of the world for a time. Great to see this battery still standing where progress swept others away and hear the magnificent...More

Thank Terrasoar
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Hi Terrasoar, Thank-you for your review. We are pleased to here that you enjoyed this great relic of yesteryear and hope you return to the region again. Happy and safe travels. The team at the Charters towers Visitor Information Centre

Reviewed 7 January 2017

A great tour through the battery. Well explained. 10:00am was the tour time and the light was great for photos.More

Thank PetefromKooralbyn
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Hi PetefromKooralbyn, Great to here that you enjoyed your tour with our local guide. He is a character. We also like that you found the opportunity to get some great photos. If you return to our in the future drop into the Visitor Information Centre...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Visited this site as a single on a weekday. I was warmly welcomed upon arrival by the tour guide, Malcolm who took myself and one other visitor on an extensive tour of the site which took approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. Malcolm...More

2  Thank klewi
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and informative tour. The largest surviving gold battery relic in Australia. A good insight into the gold rush times within Charters Towers. It's hard to image the work that actually went into extracting the gold and the hard work put in to...More

Thank Vivienne L
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a unique tour, because there would be few places in Australia where a battery is as complete as this one is. It would be amazing to see the battery running, if they do manage to achieve that at some stage. Our guide was...More

1  Thank Kiwibird248
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is quite amazing, we loved exploring it and discovering just how much work and complex it is to extract gold from the ore is.

1  Thank John G
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