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Well worth a quick stop off to garner some knowledge of the mining history of this area and really cheap with friendly informative staff who love their job & district only wished we had more time to do it justice, maybe next visit ?
Easy to follow signs from the highway will take you to the Information Centre. We arrived about 9:15am and tours are at any time I guess. We were offered a tour straight away. You'll need covered shoes and some money for your entry donation of...More
Whilst staying in Port Augusta we drove the 70km out, the old town is still there with a small population, signs will lead you to the visitor/ museum centre. There we meet Liz and Bryan. After a wander through the museum we watched a short...More
Went to Iron Knob with work late Jun 2016. Spent my free time pottering around the places open to the public. There is so much history in the town that points to the greatness that iron ore mining played in Australia's past and the sadness...More
Very interesting museum staffed by lovely volunteers. 5 minute video well worth watching, offered free coffee or tea and biscuit on entering. Mine tour was great, so much info. Coin donation. We should have stayed in the camping ground, looked good, but moved onto Nutbush,...More
We Free Camped at Iron Knob and did the Mine Tour which was really good, the people that work there are volunteers and made us feel really welcome, they offered us coffee, tea and bikkies and the tour of the original 1st BHP Iron Ore...More
We did not do the mine tour - we visited the Community Tourist Centre.
It is sad to see how changes in and to the mining industry can affect communities.
This was once a busy town, but died when the mine was closed.
Totally enjoyed the tour of the Iron Knob Mines. The guide tells you how things were when the mine was opened & dur ng it's working life. You are taken around on a mini bus & see the shear size of the old mine. The...More
Tour wasn't operating but visitor centre was amazing! Knowledge of the locals was astounding! Watch the video they have and enjoy the locally made souvenirs and gemstone, explosives, mine equipment displays. Worth the look!
Response from Jean194742 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they still do the tours. If you ring office hours on 0886462129 you can find out. The times were 9am to 3pm & cost was around $9 for an adult & $2 a child & that was in a mini bus. Hope this helps you... More
As far as I know they still do the tours. If you ring office hours on 0886462129 you can find out. The times were 9am to 3pm & cost was around $9 for an adult & $2 a child & that was in a mini bus. Hope this helps you & that they do still take tors around.