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Address: Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
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+61 7 4761 5533
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Gold extraction process

Graeme took us on a very informative tour of the old quartz battery and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, although it was a bit drizzly, most of the works in still under its... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
John C
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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Thankyou Malcolm. Very interesting. Would loved to have seen battery working. Easy access. Essy to find.

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Thank Bundybear2
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Sinces there was a schoolclass, a family of 4 persons was not welcome to visit. We won't drive again some 200 km's. Ashame.

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1 Thank Wouter S
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Graeme took us on a very informative tour of the old quartz battery and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, although it was a bit drizzly, most of the works in still under its original roof. None of the machinery is functional but it is easy to imagine what it would have been like when it was operating. Great history about... More 

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Thank John C
Exmouth, Australia
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Malcolm as your guide will recreate the workings and statistics of the working not only of this battery but of the area in general. Best guide we have encountered to do with any mine. What he doesn't know is not worth knowing.

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Thank Paul C
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi Paul C, Thankyou for your review. Malcolm will be please that you had a great experience. If you are returning to the area please feel welcome to contact the Visitor Services on 07 47615533 or drop in to the centre at 74 Mosman Street and we can arrange a full itinerary of things to do in the region to... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This was a tour we really enjoyed, we learnt how it all worked and how much gold was mined from the area at the time the battery was working. The Guide was very knowledgeable on the Venus Battery.

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Thank anita j
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi Anita J, We are very pleased you found your visit to the Battery worthwhile. Malcolm will also be please to hear that you enjoyed his tour. We feel it is very important to retain our history in as authentic a setting as possible so everyone has the opportunity to feel the realness of what life was like during Australia's... More 

Victor Harbor, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We only had a day in Charters Towers and we had already been to the "towers" to see where the gold was mined over 100 years ago After then visiting the Visitor Centre we booked for the 10am tour. There were only 6 of us but Malcolm said he would do the tour with just 1 participant. Malcolm the tour... More 

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Thank cl069
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi cl069, Malcolm will be very pleased to hear how you appreciated the Tour. We think he does a fabulous job too! We are very pleased you enjoyed the experience and appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts. We hope to see you back again soon! Yours sincerely, Management and staff, Venus Gold Battery and Charters Towers Visitors... More 

Sydney, Australia
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168 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Malcolm did a tremendous job of discussing and describing the parts of the Battery (Mill) when it was used to 'liberate' gold from ore and rock. The battery itself is a marvel of engineering for its time; it is simply fascinating to listen and imagine the noise of this well-used Mill. The tour walks through the Mill itself; goes to... More 

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Thank NorthernBeachesFam
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi NorthernBeachesFam Thank-you for taking the time to review the Venus Gold Battery. Our Tour Guide Malcolm will be please with the review as he takes great pride in his job. He definitely shares a wealth of information on the gold mining history of Charters Towers. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Charters Towers and we hope to see... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

What a wonderful hour and a half. Our guide Makcolm brought the detail of the workings of the battery alive with his passionate delivery. This tour is really essential to gain an understanding of the reason for Charters a Tower's existence. We also really enjoyed Malolm's presentation at the amphitheatre on Tower Hill. He brought alive an overview of the... More 

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Thank marief630
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi marief630 We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Venus Gold Battery with our Tour Guide Malcolm. He certainly shares a wealth of information on the history and gold mining in Charters Towers Australia's Most Authentic country town. Don't forget to #charterstowers #theworld when posting to social media. Hope you enjoyed your stay here and... More 

Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

One of the most polished tours we've seen for a while. The guide, Malcolm, was very well informed and the tour was very comprehensive, history of the battery, the gold extraction process all well explained. Always a little skeptical of hologram talking "ghosts" this part of the presentation was very professional undertaken and most enlightening.

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1 Thank IMVO19
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi IMV019 We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Venus Gold Battery. Our tour guide Malcolm certainly shares a wealth of information on this unique relic of the gold mining in our little town. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Charters Towers and that we see you back here again soon! Best Regards, Charters Towers... More 

Harrington, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Had a really enjoyable tour of the Battery with Malcolm. Was only the two of us until the film crew showed up which was a bit interesting! Malcolm gives a great description of the history of the area and the process of extracting the Gold. Would recommend to fellow travelers.

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Thank jbewell
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi jbewell, Thank-you for your kind recommendation. Malcolm will be pleased to hear this positive feedback. He is enthusiastic about his job and takes pride in researching the history of the area. We think he does a fabulous job too! We are very pleased you enjoyed the experience and appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts. We hope... More 

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