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Address: Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 0427885682
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Great Place to visit

We opted for the combined underground and above ground tours Our above ground tour was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable pointing out how the cornish miners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Doug T
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Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We opted for the combined underground and above ground tours Our above ground tour was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable pointing out how the cornish miners lived and worked there. We then were taken to a shed where we were all fitted with hard hats and lamps and escorted by a new guide to the underground tour.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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447 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to do the early tour of the mine then go on to Silverton. When we got there at 9.45 the place was packed with around 30 other people! They were asking if some would like to wait for the 11.30 tour. We opted to stick with the 10am tour as there really isn't much you can do without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and well run!! Really enjoyed this. Best Homemade scones I've ever had in my life. Fresh cream, jam and fluffy warm scones. ☺️ 1st part of our tour was the history of the mine above ground and also of the area. Also had some information on the fauna around the site too and it's uses. Beth then took... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our underground tour of this old tin mine. Clearly the old miners were pretty small, compared to us. This meant we had to bend over at times. Thank heavens for the hard hats! I saw this as a good experience as it made it more authentic. Having been through a few mines over the years, I thought... More 

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Day Dream Mine is on the way to Silverton. You have to travel on about 13K of unsealed road. Not sure how this would be if it had been really wet but we handled it well in our sports car, so a pretty good surface. Forgot Broken Hill is on South Australian time so arrived a bit early. We had... More 

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Thank lovetotracel
Bethnal58, Owner at Day Dream Mine, responded to this review

Yes a lot of people arrive early not realising we are SA time but that's ok better early than late. It gives people time to enjoy the surrounds around the mine. Some people have kissed their hats being very thankful they had one on Glad you enjoyed our scones & tour More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Was a great experience but a lot of crouching and rough terraine. My husband struggled as he has bad knees.

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Hobart
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

While the mine site and cafe are interesting from a historical perspective and the guide well informed, there is little effort to restore or make the miners' lives above ground clear. Photos in the cafe are not labelled or organised, the 'township' hardly explained or a map given of its extent. However the cafe produced excellent light scones in the... More 

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Thank Margaret N
Bethnal58, Owner at Day Dream Mine, responded to this review

Your comments are interesting We do not put too many signs up about the miners life as we do a guided walk around the mine site and we explain there life and conditions they worked in as well as when you go underground Our brochure we hope entices people into coming and seeing this old mine we have run as... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

A visit to the Day Dream Mine is a step back in time. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the mining history of the region. He brought to life the conditions that the miners lived & worked in. Once equipped with a hard hat & headlight we were escorted underground- it's real! The Cornish tea was also authentic, with fluffy... More 

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Thank ssyja
Bethnal58, Owner at Day Dream Mine, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed the mine @ scones Its a pleasure to show people how those Cornish miners lived and worked everyday Thank you More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This is really well done. We have 3 teens who found the tour very good. Going underground was great and I felt safe the whole time. 2 of our family couldn't make it all the way due to claustrophobia, the guide was really accommodating and let them go back to the surface.

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Thank Nicky D
Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Make sure you arrive in time for the tours. Otherwise you'll just have to have the wonderful scones jam and cream. Sounds like the tours are full on so wish we had checked beforehand.

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