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Address: Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 0427885682
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Day Dream Mine

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank DebbieStephenBrisbane
Hobart
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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96 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank bruhaha
Maitland, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and exciting tour of an old underground mine. We had Jeff who is a fantastic tour guide and knows everything about the mine. Great place to see how the people did it before modern technology.

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Thank emmeskinner
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We did the above ground tour and the underground tour and enjoyed both. 5yo & 7yo loved the underground tour, which catered for all ages. Very relieved to find spare socks and shoes for those who were unprepared in thongs! Very informative with plenty of stories to make one shake their head and wonder why anyone every did that work,... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The road to Daydream mine is 12km in and a little rough but certainly worth persevering. The tour - $32 - includes 20 minutes above ground and about 60 below and provides an excellent t insight into the workings of the mine last century and the conditions the men working it had to deal with. Our guide Jeff was entertaining... More 

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Thank Tina M
Adelaide
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great experience. The tour guide was fantastic and made it all come alive with his stories and wonderful sense of humour. We were able to imagine what it would have been like down in the mines in the early days of mining. Dangerous and hard yacca. A step back in time. And the scones for morning tea were amazing. Cooked... More 

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Thank PatAdelaide
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The mine is located down 13kms of dirt road so be prepared. The tour was interesting with a portion around the mine site to describe the living conditions of the time and the working conditions for the men. We were then supplied with hard hats and miner's lights to descend into the mine. The cramped conditions could be challenging to... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your idea we will put that one into our ideas box More 

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