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Day Dream Mine

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Address: , Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 0427885682
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A time warp experience into the mining in the 1800's

We arrived to late for the 10am tour by15min, Jeremy met us and told us we could join the tour doing the second part first (the under ground part), then we could finish with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived to late for the 10am tour by15min, Jeremy met us and told us we could join the tour doing the second part first (the under ground part), then we could finish with the above ground. Jason was very informative and a fantastic tour guide. We were lucky enough to then have Jeremy do the above ground tour. Once... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After enjoying home made scones, and listening to our incredibly enthusiastic guide (and cook) even before the tour started, we had an above ground walking tour and orientation, with lots of gory historical stories of the early miners. After kitting out in Hard Hats, Battery, and Lights we went underground into the historic mine. Not strenuous, but low roof in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

A 4wd is recommended but you'll still get there in a car. Follow the signs off the main Silverton road out of Broken Hill. There are a number of mine tours daily and it takes a few hours. You wear a miners hat and light and are taken down an old mine shaft. A great unique experience to see what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My partner & I walked through the mines. Our tour guide Jeremy was magnificent & the information we learnt from him & seeing above & below the surface was incredible. Highly, highly recommend if you are able to physically. Priceless & appreciated, thank you from David & Carolyn

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The drive to the mine is part of going to Broken Hill,easy off road with much to see. Recommend the underground tour,many older persons in our tour,the guide was very informative and helpful so that all could enjoy the experience of going down the mine. Home baked scones and drink added to the tour,our guide Kevin continued the experience long... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a great little attraction on the road to Silverton and some 20 km out of Broken Hill. The mine was established in the 1880’s and is one of the area’s oldest silver mines. It is now non-operational but parts have been preserved and you can either do the surface tour, or a mine tour (or both). It is... More 

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Dartmoor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having taken many visitors to this truly historical site I feel I must say thank-you to the White Family.This site allows us to feel just how hardy the early miners must have been.The family are all active participants in both the serving of scones,hot drinks,sale of rock samples etc or conducting tours both above ground and below.By not overdeveloping the... More 

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Barham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Jason was a very informative tour guide. His knowledge was extensive and riveting. The tour helped us really understand the hardship and danger faced in bygone days by miners.

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Yes Jason does a great job of re telling how life was like in the 1880s We very proud of all our guides Thank you More 

Broken Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Kevin provides a unique bare to the bones visit to a period. really not too many citizens of 2015 could endure. We saw how the Cornish miners worked in cramped, dangerous holes chasing elusive wealth and filled in an amazing page of our history. The tour was more than we had imagined and the telling was unique and fact filled... More 

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Moama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great way to experience mining in the early days. We were given a great tour of the mine by Bev & Kevin - under and above ground. We can recommend finishing the tour with a hot cuppa in a tin cup (just as the minors would have enjoyed it) served with warm scones, jam & cream in the little miners... More 

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