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Day Dream Mine

Address: Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Silverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is an amazing mine very informative do both the above and underground tours.The road in is about 12km of dirt road in good condition did it in mitsubishi magna no proplems

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Did this tour with the suggestion of my wife and I am glad we did (after the disappointment of the Mad Max 2 museum deciding to close for the day we were there). It was a good decision as this part of history should be essential to anyone that visits this area can not be under estimated. The lady guide... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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