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Day Dream Mine

Address: Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Silverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Not too bad an experience, above ground and underground tour. Mildly pricey at $32 per adult. Tour went for about 1 hour 15 mins, majority of it was spent underground, which was interesting. Surrounding area appeared to have more ruins and part of an old smelter, this was not included in the tour at all which was a bit disappointing.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Have done a couple of mine tours but none led by a more laid-back laconic person than this one at Day Dream mine. Very informative and full of anecdotes of 19th century mining life this tour is well worth doing.

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Ipswich, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The tour was a great to have an in insight into what it would have been like to be a silver miner. The stories abut the working conditions and life expectancies of the miners (many of whom were children) were horrifying. It is such a great experience to go underground to see how a mine worked. The tour guide was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was something out of the ordinary, totally worth the visit & very interesting as how the mine use to operate a very long time ago. It is sad to hear that children had to work and live like this to keep food on the table for their family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The day dream mine tour was just too good to get a good insight of how life was for the miners back in the day. I have to admit that I am slightly claustrophobic but I survived and our guide was good too, kept a regular check on me. It was good to see/experience how confined the space was, learn... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After driving along the dirt road for 5 or 6 kms and passing though one gate, found the second gate padlocked. A sign on the road would should have been in place to indicate it was closed. Passed two other cars and told them it was closed so it wasn't just me

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When you learn how those late 19th century miners were lucky to live past 30, had to sleep sitting up so they didn't choke on the blood they habitually coughed up, and took opium as the only way to escape the slog and sickness, you'll be mighty glad to be alive now. This is a fascinating, quirky and thought-provoking step... More 

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Luts'k, Ukraine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Loved the explanations, the history, the actual descent into the mine, and even the memory of that first rush of claustrophobia that thankfully passed. So glad I went to just get a tiny fragment of what it must have felt like to go every day to work there for a wage.

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our family really enjoyed the mine tour. The tour went for about an hour both on the surface and underground. Our guide Jason was great. Very knowledgeable about the mine and the industry and great with both the adults and the children. My boys aged 13 and 10 thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The drive in on the dirt road would be... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited during what should have been the open times. Signs on main road said "open". Drove the 6 or 7km on dirt road to first gate - open. Drove another few km on rough road to second gate - padlocked! Annoying when signs say open and it is quite a long way to the mine only for it to... More 

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