We spent two nights here while doing an historical peninsula tour. Tyrconnell is one of the few places that still has tangible evidence of the once great Hodgkinson Golfield. We arrived late in the day and were settled into one of the cottages which was rustic but comfortable. What a surprise the next morning to walk out on the verandah and see the majestic Mt Mulligan bathed in the sun's golden glow! Went for a drive to Kingsborough (10 minutes away and a nice little oasis) and returned for the mine tour when a group of other adventurers arrived about 11:00. Cate started off with some history of the goldfield and Tyrconnell itself, then Andy took over and guided us down to the old battery for some more history and a demonstration of the battery in operation. Afterwards we all had cake and tea on Andy and Cate's massive verandah. We left Tyrconnell the next morning, stopping at what is left of Thornborough and it's cemetery before driving to the magnificent Mt Mulligan, about 30 minutes away. I regret not booking the cemetery tour as we were very impressed with Cate's earlier presentation.
- Also Known As:
- Tyrconnell Gold Mine Cottages Australia/Dimbulah