The Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine caters specifically for school groups. Bookings can be made directly with the Mine by phone or email.

Each tour is conducted by a Mine Guide who is familiar with the Mine's history and the history of Walhalla. Tours are informative as well as entertaining.

The tour takes students 300 metres into the huge underground machinery chamber hewn from the solid rock over a century ago. Old mining methods are discussed and a large outcrop of the famous Cohens Line of Reef can be seen from inside the mine.

The Mine is managed by an experienced Mining Engineer and operated under strict State Government enforced protocols. The safety of our patrons and staff is of paramount importance.

Costs for school groups are $10 per head for groups of more than 12 students, with one adult free of charge to every 10 students. A higher adult/student allowance applies for special needs students.

The maximum number for each group is 30, but multiple tours can commence at 20-minute intervals.

Student Project sheets or Teachers Information sheets can be downloaded from the website.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

Costs for school groups are $10 per head for groups of more than 12 students, with one adult free of charge to every 10 students. A higher adult/student allowance applies for special needs students.

$10.00

Inclusions

Tours are conducted by an experienced Mine Guide, and are informative as well as entertaining. The tour takes students 300m into the huge underground machinery chamber, and a large outcrop of the famous Cohens Line of Reef can be seen from inside the mine.

Days of operation:
  • School and Group Tours are available by prior booking. Bookings can be made directly with the Mine by phone 03 5165 6259 or email [email protected]

Explore deep underground with a guided tour of the Walhalla Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine. Find out what life was like for the miners, and discover how this became one of the worlds' richest gold mines.

The tour takes visitors 150 metres below the surface and 300 metres into the hillside to the huge underground machinery chamber hewn from solid rock over a century ago. Old mining methods are discussed and a large outcrop of the famous Cohens Line of Reef can be seen from inside the mine.

Located at the north end of the living historic gold mining town of Walhalla, the mine commenced operation in 1865. Over the Mine's 50 year history it produced 440,312 troy ounces of gold or 13,695 kilograms. It was the top producing gold mine for six of those 50 years. During that time the population was over 4,800 people, but there are now less than 20 permanent residents living in Walhalla.

Tours operate on total fire ban days, but not declared code red fire days.

The tour takes 45-50 minutes and is wheelchair and stroller friendly, plus there is a free museum and blacksmiths shed. Toilets are available.

Visitors are required to wear suitable footwear.

Tours are every day at 1:30pm. On school/public holidays tours are 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Membership:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
165 Main Road, Walhalla, Victoria, 3825

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