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Day Dream Mine

Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Silverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

A really enjoyable experience. Kevin and Beth I believe own the lease on the property and are your hosts. $30 for adults, $10 for school kids was reasonable BUT the $4 surcharge for paying by visa IS in violation of their merchant services agreement..our total bill before the charge was $92) .. And the $4 in cash please. Apart from... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

With the Delprats tour being no longer available, we decided to do a tour of the Daydream mine. You don't go down very far, but that's probably a good thing as the steps are steep and uneven, and can be tricky to navigate. Kevin aka Boss, was very patient, and never rushed anyone along and he was full of information.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I did not go down the mine this time as the knees are not great but to scramble down a mouse hole to work is how i would put it. I went down the mine on my last visit with a friend who was scared of confined places but by forcing herself to do this, she overcame her fear. Difficult... More

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The mine is 20k's form Broken Hill and 13k's off the Silverton Road on an unsealed scenic drive. You can do a fully guided surface and or underground tour. We did both and the underground tour especially gives you some insight into the harsh and dangerous conditions of the miners; 8 year old boys worked in the mine and you... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was an eye opener, the people on our tour were both very young to elderly, I have bad knees and back but was worth the experience, we were able to take our time, the young guide was a wealth of knowledge. To be able to go down a mine and see what conditions the miners of old experienced was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This visit really gives sense of what life was like for the miners who started Broken Hill - and to some extent gives an idea of the life of the many people working in the mines today. The owner of the business is very very knowledgeable and has heaps of interesting stories and information about life in the mines -... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Kevin, the tour guide makes this a great experience. It costs $30 if you want a Devonshire tea after the 1 hour 10 minute mine experience. The tour really identifies the tragic life that the miners and their families lived in the 10 years that the mine was open. I am over 6 feet and didn't really have any problem... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

It's a long trip down the dirt road with a couple of gates to open, but the scenery is spectacular. Our tour guide knew his stuff and the tour was really interesting. It was nice to finish with Devonshire tea and the souvenirs and gifts were reasonably priced.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We did the mine tour at the day dream mine. It was a very good tour. Good and friendly service. The silvermine was very intresting. A real impressive mine experience. Kevin the tour guide did it very well! If you're in the area visit the day dream mine.

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Canberra, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
67 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Day Dream Mine. Mining was (and I suppose is) the reason this part of the world was settled. It is possible to consider the obvious challenges of mining in this country, as well as what things must have been like in theory. What Day Dream Mine does is helps you see it, feel it, experience... More

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