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Venus Battery

Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
+61 7 4761 5533
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We did the tour of the Venus battery with John, he was a fantastic guide and made our tour... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
C8125JEcindyb
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Kirwan, Australia
History tour.

An excellent tour, well worth the money. The guide is funny and very knowledgeable. The machinery... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
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Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We did the tour of the Venus battery with John, he was a fantastic guide and made our tour interesting. He has a great knowledge of the old milling process and the town's local history and was able to answer any questions he was asked....More

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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hi C8125JEcindyb, It sounds like you really enjoyed your tour at the Venus Gold Battery. Thank you for giving your recommendation for doing the tour. If you have any questions about the Charters Towers region be sure to drop into the Charters Towers Visitor Information...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

An excellent tour, well worth the money. The guide is funny and very knowledgeable. The machinery is fascinating.More

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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hi Pigtrotters, We are glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Venus Gold Battery. It is so interesting learning about the history of gold mining within the Charters Towers region. We hope to see back in the region in the future! Kind regards, Your...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

If you are science minded you will love this. Make sure you do the guided tour to get the full understanding.More

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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hi Travelgypsyisme, Thank you for the 4 star review & recommending the Venus Gold Battery Tour. If you are ever in the region in the future, be sure to pop into the Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre where our helpful volunteers will be able to...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The battery is a relic from the late 1800's. It is not operational but gives a great appreciation of how gold was extracted from the ore with mercury and cyanide. It was a big operation! The guide was very informative, as were the two unusual...More

Thank Malcolm B
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hi Malcolm B, Thank you for recommending a tour of the Venus Gold Battery. We hope that in for your future travels we will see you again. Stop in at the Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre as well, the volunteers are always happy to help...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

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
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 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
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 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
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

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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
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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