Gold Mine Tours
Central Deborah Gold Mine
Education, Jewellery, Gold
We are open every day except Christmas Day to offer three different underground tours of a working gold mine. The Central Deborah Gold Mine was a genuine mine operating up until 1954. Around 929kg of Gold was found in Bendigo during its operation. That would be worth around $37 million in today's prices!
If you're not brave enough to go deep underground (our deepest, dirtiest tour goes 228m underground) we can still surprise you with the vast array of mining machinery in our collection. Lots of machinery was made by local foundries due to the huge demand at the time. Other ingenious devices were created to separate the gold from the ore. And it's always fun to get wet and dirty panning for gold - finders keepers!
After exploring the surface of the mine don't forget to check out our Gift Shop which offers an extensive collection of unique, unusual, Bendigo and Australian themed products that are ideal for gifts, souvenirs or that perfect memento of your visit to Bendigo.