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Not in use since the 1950's, the mine offers a fun experience for kids and adults. Greeted by our hilarious host, 'Bluey' (see second photo), the tour is full of historical anecdotes with a (noisy) demonstration or two on how the gold is extracted deep underground. The tour runs for 75 minutes although allow another hour or so to explore the outside displays and to pan for gold.
Central Deborah is also the pick up and drop off depot for the Talking Tram which travels through the streets of Bendigo. Take a jacket if you're planning on going down the mines...it's chilly!
Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo, Victoria.