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Mount Morgan Goldmine

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Address: The Mine | Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
Phone Number: 0749381823
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Full of History!

My grandparents lived here while I was younger, so we decided to head back and have a look at what is on offer. The train ride and mine tours were an absolute highlight, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandparents lived here while I was younger, so we decided to head back and have a look at what is on offer. The train ride and mine tours were an absolute highlight, and seeing dinosaur footprints with out own eyes was something to behold! The dam was a beautiful place to visit for the day, with BBQ areas and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you've been on the road a while then you have probably seen this sort of attraction a few times already but what makes this a bit of a standout is the location and the way the town has responded to no-mine. It is quaint, picturesqeue, lovely scenery and has a very nice bakery. The drive to and from is... More 

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Gympie Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Did a private tour with a group. Very interesting to learn about the area. Some of the buildings are great to photograph. Nice views from the top of the unused dam.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Worked at MM for some years. There's so much history, over 100 years. I think it's still the largest man made open cut in the Southern Hemisphere. Also the richest gold mine in the world, profits started many other well known companies. Very likely it will reopen by the end of 2016. It was the life blood of the region... More 

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Thank Ray K
Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Really great tour. The historical administration building was the highlight for us. The fossil museum hiding inside was such a surprise bonus - some amazing and special fossils from all over the world hiding there! The tour around the Mt Morgan streets to see the historic buildings and hear about the history of the town was also very interesting. It... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

There is not such a lot close to Rockhampton unless heading to the coast so the thought of checking out a bit of early and ongoing history was appealing. It also meant going for a drive in a part of the country not seen before. John and his lovely daughter met us at the Tourist Information Centre at 10:30 on... More 

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Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

What a fantastic adventure, this is so,so interesting. Do yourself a favour and catch a tour of the Mt. Morgan mine. Terrific experience.

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Thank John L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Excellent tour Tour guide extremely knowledgeable. A little injection of money would make a vast improvement.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This 2 hour tour led by local volunteer John who's knowledge of the mine history and the town was very detailed, the tour still went ahead despite there being just myself and my husband. John was so passionate about the preservation of the mine and towns fascinating gold rush history and extremely knowledgable concerning the ecological impact too, hich was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We didn't know anything about Mt Morgan so booked ourselves on the tour to be educated on the town's history. And we weren't disappointed as the two hour tour was extremely thorough and not rushed covering every aspect of life in the town and the mine itself.

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