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Mitchells Gully Goldmine

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Worth a stop - we accidently took this little walk after patting the puppies and feeling obliged to... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Adelaide, Australia
Historic goldmine where you can find gold

Off the main road, a old goldmine working area, where you can also try your luck at mining for... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7664 State Highway 6, Charleston 7865, New Zealand
+64 3-789 6257
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Worth a stop - we accidently took this little walk after patting the puppies and feeling obliged to contribute in some way - well worth it, authentic look at goldmining 'in the day'

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We were met by Mr Mitchell, an interesting character who gave a brief introduction about gold and the mine here. Small display of old artefacts and photos, including mineral samples and old tools. Self directed tour through short, old mine tunnels and tramways to see...More

Thank nickeastwood52
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Off the main road, a old goldmine working area, where you can also try your luck at mining for gold. Have visited this place several times.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Well... we only stopped because we would not make it to Shantytown anymore. The guy at the entrance gave us a 60 second run down of facts and then it was about 20 minutes of traipsing around some old tunnels and a little track through...More

1  Thank ghanbg
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We can’t recommend this attraction. We arrived thinking that this would be interesting. Despite our greeting on entry, the staff completely ignored us, preferring to discuss with another couple. After several minutes of being completely blanked we decided to leave - no point trying to...More

1  Thank Grembo
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The real old gold mine. Not a tourist trap. Great talk from then owner. Gave us a touch and off we went to discover the gold mine workings. They worked hard. A truck load of ore mined for 1oz gold. Would have been special to...More

Thank 52Diane
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We only really learned about this through TripAdvisor, stopped and were not disappointed! This place is so cool! Really authentic, almost to the degree of being a bit scary when you venture into pitch black mining tunnels (unguided). We saw all the workings of a...More

Thank Theorchardist
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Charleston. We were greeted by the owner and had a good yarn about the history of the mine. We didn't have any cash on us but he kindly let us I anyway. Had a wonderful time exploring the tunnels,...More

Thank TrippyDonkey
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's a very authentic goldmine! I explored dark tunnels, mine shafts, and passageways through the iron sand rock, walked along the original train tracks, witnessed equipment used in the day. In the little miner’s hut at the entrance, I met the man whose great great...More

Thank piotrekj81
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Obviously family-run. I don't mind the self-guided nature of it. You can tell it's genuine, The guy at the beginning gives you an overview and you do the rest. Could have a bit more signage, but I thought it was great nonetheless. Authentic.

Thank imarandomm
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9 November 2016|
Response from OliverMiko | Reviewed this property |
It's just off state highway 6 before Charlestown. Not sure you can book.