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Central Deborah Gold Mine

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Address: 76 Violet Street, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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+61 3 5443 8322
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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At Central Deborah Gold Mine you will discover more about Bendigo's golden...

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.

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Great experience!

We went on a mine tour with Zoe. She was knowledgable and really funny. She was polite and open to questions. We had a great tour and learnt a bit about the bendigo gold rush. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a mine tour with Zoe. She was knowledgable and really funny. She was polite and open to questions. We had a great tour and learnt a bit about the bendigo gold rush. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that the mine itself seems a bit run down and could do with some updating. Outside... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At Bendigo’s Central Deborah Gold Mine you can explore the hidden underground tunnels of a real gold mine that operated during the gold rush boom of the 1900s. Descending to the depths of Bendigo, you will be able to truly appreciate the gold fever that took upon Bendigo and experience this through the famous Mine Experience Tour (61 metres underground),... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and yes we are the best way to learn of the Bendigo gold history. You have given a very extensive review which is wonderful. Thanks you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place will make a stamp on your kids. Dark place with helmets and mining torches is cool. Great for all ages. Top levels that is. The deep one's are for the big kids. Drive to the location unless cashed up for the ţram ride. Try the Cormish Pie (I think they were) Apple with veggies and Meat. Ask the... More 

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Thank Sean W
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Yes we create great memories for your children - Its a must do. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must do in town. The underground adventure tour was really interesting and our guide, George, was a wealth of knowledge

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for review and mentioning Georg More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the privilege of taking 3 classes of students with special needs on the "Santa Tram". From my first contact, the staff were incredibly understanding and friendly. They went out of their way to accomodate the sensory needs of our students. Cannot praise them highly enough! Special mention to Darcy who entertained us along the way in a very inclusive... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

What a great review - Thank you for your comments and we hope that we can be involved in many more Santa Tram trips that come to Central Deborah Mine. Will pass on your comments to Darcy and Santa (when he returns at the end of year). More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience this is! My family of 4 did the Mine Experience Tour. Cracker!!! Georg our guide was brilliant and highly entertaining. We descended 60 metres below ground in a lift wearing a mining lamp on our heads. I do suffer with a bit of claustrophobia, but this was fine for me. Georg then led us on a tour... More 

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Thank Alissa C
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

What a great review - Thanks you for taking the time to mention Georg. He is a great guide (as all our guides are) and it is great to see that your family had a wonderful experience. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this much more than I expected. The guide was really excellent. Recommend the underground tour.

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Thank EM J
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for doing our mine experience. It is a great way to learn of the Bendigo Gold story. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the Underground Adventure tour this was our 2nd time doing this tour, this time with friends. Our tour guide Nathan was interesting informative and very passionate about the mine. We enjoyed putting on the overalls, boots, hard hat and miners light we really were able to get a real feel of what it was like to be a... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Great to hear about Nathan passion for the mine and the Bendigo gold story. Thank you for doing the Mine Adventure Tour. The other option is the Mine Experince tour that doesn't involve ladders etc. This tour is suited to those with less mobility. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent gold mining experience close to Bendigo's city centre. We had 2 perfect guides who had plenty of stories about gold mining conditions. One of the guides was a former mine of the actual mine. We did the 9th level tour. Apparently you can go deeper

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Thank Michael F
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Great to have your comments. Our staff are a great asset to the mine and the tour for our guests. More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If in Victoria, take the 1 1/2 hour trip, from Melbourne, to visit this site. It was an old operational Gold mine up until 1954. We took level 2 tour, and was fascinated. Our tour guid Peter was so very knowledgeable, and obliging with all questions. Do not go past this great piece of Australian history, a must to see.

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Thank Bello60
Peter A, General Manager at Central Deborah Gold Mine, responded to this review

Thank you for mentioning Peter - We love getting feedback about our staff. More 

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