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Address: Peko Rd, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0860, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8962 1281
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Battery Hill overlooking the township of Tennant Creek is named after the...

Battery Hill overlooking the township of Tennant Creek is named after the original ten-head stamp battery. The 1930’s site echoes the soul and spirit of the miners. Underground Gold Mine tours are conducted regularly. Take self guided walks and meander past the historic machinery. Pay a small fee and enjoy Freedom, Fortitude and Flies; the social history museum and Minerals Museum with its superlative McLaughlin Collection. You will be surprised, they are worth every cent.

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A very educational tour with enthusiastic guides

If you want to know the history of Tennant Creek this isn't to be missed. We've been on many tours and been left with the feeling that the guide would rather be somewhere else... read more

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Deborah C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to know the history of Tennant Creek this isn't to be missed. We've been on many tours and been left with the feeling that the guide would rather be somewhere else. Not here, our guide was passionate about his town, it's history and the mining story, his enthusiasm rubbed off on all of us. There are two... More 

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Thank Deborah C
Mount Gambier, Australia
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379 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately this place has continual staff shortage problems to get the underground mine tour sorted. However we did enjoy the social history part.

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Thank Bomoh
Tennant Creek, Australia
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Battery Hill is a unique tourist spot with lovely view over looking Tennant Creek. The Museum and Battery Tour gives you a sense of what it was like back in the early days. The Minerals Museum has to he one of the best in Australia. All well wirth the visit with friendly stagf to assist you.

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Thank Hometown88
BatteryHill, General Manager at Battery Hill Mining Centre, responded to this review

Many Thanks Hometown88 - have to agree. We are also very proud of our new museum exhibit honouring Albert Borella VC - officially opening 31 March but open for public preview now. More 

Port Fairy, Australia
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134 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Impressed with the facilities and the light refreshments. In the breaks a great opportunity to look around the many displays that illustrate the rich and varied history of Tennant Creek and surrounding areas

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Thank Steve D
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

According to the fact that this is one of the few attractions in Tennant Creek we wanted to visit and get some information about the mining past of this town. We were the only visitors and the staff was more interested in their cell phone than in us. No greeting, no information, they didn't care. When we found out the... More 

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1 Thank Steffen G
Dublin, Ireland
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294 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Dropped in here as it is the tourist information center also. The place is small and does not really provide that much information or excitement about the mining town. Not really worth the visit in my opinion.

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Thank eblac
BatteryHill, General Manager at Battery Hill Mining Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review eblac. I do wonder whether you actually made it to Battery Hill or you have mistaken us for somewhere else. If you were here it is a shame you didn't take the chance to do one of our mine or stamp battery tours which are still available weekday mornings to end November, or check out the... More 

Perth, Australia
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261 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We made a plan to visit this amazing place where telly disappointed to arrive 8 minutes late for a 9.30am tour to be told sorry to late. MIGHT I ADD WE WHERE THE ONLY ONES THERE We stayed for. Hal an hour to look around with the tour quide milling around he could have told us something, but No ver... More 

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Thank Lisa M
BatteryHill, General Manager at Battery Hill Mining Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the opportunity to remind people that the 9:30am tour departs at........9:30am. Planes, buses boats & tours generally work to a timetable that is widely publicised, just like ours, and a late arrival usually means you miss out. 9:30 is the first public mine tour of the day, with a tight schedule. To complete the tour on time... More 

Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Very helpful staff has a small museum inside and well worth a visit about 2 km from hostel and if your walking carry water with you

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1 Thank wanderer679
BatteryHill, General Manager at Battery Hill Mining Centre, responded to this review

Glad we were able to help and I endorse your advice, always carry your water with you in Central and Northern Australia More 

Moncton, Canada
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1,461 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,355 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We checked out the Battery Hill Mining Centre in Tennant Creek recently. It was a short walk from our caravan park and a very informative place where you can learn about the history of mining in the area. We didn’t have time to do a full tour but we will be back later in the year so we may try... More 

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1 Thank JGDynamo
BatteryHill, General Manager at Battery Hill Mining Centre, responded to this review

Glad to help and we look forward to seeing you later in the year but please check tour schedules as we switch to our low season programs. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We have completed 3 mine tours on our trip around Australia but this one is the best of The SuperPit, Tom Price and here. Being a smaller mine tour the information is logically presented by the tour guide on a personal scale. I now know much more specifics on how to mine on a smaller scale, which adds to the... More 

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2 Thank D j
BatteryHill, General Manager at Battery Hill Mining Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments D j. So what's our cut when you get your mine up and running? More 

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