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.
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