Battery Hill Mining Centre

Battery Hill Mining Centre, Tennant Creek: Hours, Address, Battery Hill Mining Centre Reviews: 4/5

Battery Hill Mining Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Gerhard R
4 contributions
Jul 2021
Brian was our tour guide and his knowledge, mining experience and skill to include people on the tour was commendable. We were very impressed with what the team created to allow visitors to immerse them selves in the history and life of the mine worker. Well done. Note to visitors: book a tour, it is worth it as you will miss too much on a self guided tour.
Written July 8, 2021
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Jonique Life
Australia2,122 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
A great information centre. We went here right away when we arrived in Tennant Creek and were provided very informative information with maps to go along with it for what to do in the area. There are a couple of museums here as well as a old mine tour which you can visit for a fee. You can see some old machinery on the outside also.

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Written July 28, 2021
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Steven D
Tarrawanna, Australia283 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We did this tour mainly because we had a couple of hours to spare in Tennant Creek. And I didn’t have any high expectations but I was totally surprised.

The tour is very safe, logically set out, and you leave understanding a lot about the mining and the people of this area.

Hats off to David the tour guide. Loved his enthusiasm. By the way he fossicks for gold on his time off, so he’s right into it.

The whole facility at battery Hill is worth a visit, if nothing else but for the memorabilia and museum. They also have a very good gift shop.
Written April 20, 2022
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BrookeBarwick26
New South Wales, Australia98 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a great little spot this is. Just on the edge of town & on top of a hill, this property is loaded with mining history. 3 awesome exhibits to look at packed with cool things.
The staff were just so lovely, very helpful with giving us information about Tennant Creek and the facilities. Great little gift shop too. Would absolutely recommend.
Hot tip- the facility has gone cashless so definitely take a card to pay tour fees / merch
Written May 17, 2021
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Dennis G
Mollymook, Australia100 contributions
Jul 2021
Don't miss this Information and Museum centre, it is a gem!

Really friendly staff (volunteers) and I did the underground mine tour with Brian. It was about 1.5 hrs and worth it, the related mining history and process Brian was able to convey really helped me appreciate the early mining days.

The tour has a lot of mining equipment and explains how the whole process works. An excellent stop, children would enjoy also. Should be on the TO DO list!
Written July 7, 2021
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Dekka
Buderim, Australia2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
What a great spot! The mine tour was fantastic, very knowledgeable tour guide that you could tell he loved his job as he was very enthusiastic about the whole process. A must if visiting the area. Museums were great.
Written May 21, 2022
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KLG62
Gold Coast, Australia3,172 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We did the whole tour including the museum which probably took about an hour.It gave an interesting incite int the history of gold mining in the area. The museum had a great collection of all the different types of rocks/gems that are found in the area. There is a lot of old mine equipment scattered about the property which is all worth a look. There is a chance to buy souvenirs at the shop where you can also get some refreshments and toilets of course.
Written July 16, 2015
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Many thanks for your review and your ranking. Just to clarify for those intending to visit - each tour takes about 1 hour. To do the Underground tour, the Battery tour and the museum will absorb a morning or afternoon. Bill Mitchell - Manager.
Written July 21, 2015
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Danielle F
32 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
This was a great tour that takes you down into mine and you can see how good mining was done from the 1930s to now
Written October 5, 2018
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Natalie B
18 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
My husband and I did a tour in the afternoon. It was only the two of us, but it was so entertaining / informative. Nigel was our guide and took us through the mine. He reflected so much knowledge on life as a miner in the gold rush. I don't normally show much interest in that type of history but I absolutely loved that tour.
Written September 26, 2018
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Thankyou for your kind words. If you haven't worked it out, Nigel really enjoys doing tours!
Written November 27, 2018
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Phillip N
Newcastle, Australia7 contributions
Jul 2018
This tour was created by an underground mining company as a departure gift when their mines in Tennant Creek closed. It faithfully replices mining conditions in the area in the 1950's and early 1960's. Our guide was a former chaplain to the mines in the area and had many interesting anecdotes related to the people she worked with. She had experience working with the machinery on display and also in the conditions the men worked in. it was easily the most realistic mine simulation that I've visited, and having worked in the underground mining sector for many years it was really good to see the old equipment in the correct context. Well worth a visit if you're interested in underground mining.
Written July 12, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM