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Address: Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
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Like being in an old Western movie

I really liked the people who gave the tour, ex miners. Their first hand knowledge made the whole experience come alive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Mark C
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Springwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Springwood, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I really liked the people who gave the tour, ex miners. Their first hand knowledge made the whole experience come alive.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were a family reunion group of 27 including 3 children and 2 babies so were offered our own tour and were lucky enough to have Jez as our guide - what a character. Jez offered an amazing insight into a world that was far from anything we could have imagined and answered any questions we had. Despite being claustrophobic,... More 

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Sale, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This tour has the capacity to be much better. The mine itself is interesting and the many anecdotes which are told are also interesting. It is a great insight into how the miners lived and worked back then, in hot, dusty and isolated conditions. I thought $32 per adult was a little on the pricey side (and the scones and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

There Web site tells you the price of the tour is $12.10 but the actual price per Adult is $32.00. If we new that before we went down the Goat Track we would not have wasted our time, We also wish that we were told that protective shoes were required before we handed over money. For anyone considering taking there... More 

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Located approximately 22 km from Broken Hill, Day Dream Mine underground tour is worth including in your itinerary. Two tours daily, running for approximately 1 hour, mainly underground. If small, dark places are not your thing, suggest you give the tour a miss. Underground is dark and narrow. I'm only 5 feet tall but still had to walk hunched over... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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31 attraction reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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