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Venus Battery

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Address: Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
Phone Number: 07-4761-5533

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A unique tour with informative guide.

This is a unique tour, because there would be few places in Australia where a battery is as complete as this one is. It would be amazing to see the battery running, if they do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kiwibird248
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a unique tour, because there would be few places in Australia where a battery is as complete as this one is. It would be amazing to see the battery running, if they do manage to achieve that at some stage. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and explained the process in a way that non-mechanically minded people could understand.... More 

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Legian, Indonesia
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is quite amazing, we loved exploring it and discovering just how much work and complex it is to extract gold from the ore is.

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Thank John G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the tour guide was very knowledgable of the history and functions of the many parts of the battery. it has to be seen to understand the hard work the labourers had to do with pick and shovel.

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Rockhampton
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I for one never realized so much of this went on, when you see the size of this battery and then visualize many more , some much larger it is truly amazing. The guide was very informative and a great insight in the operation of the battery was forthcoming. I would say this is definitely the highlight of a trip... More 

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Thank Mike G
Ashburton, New Zealand
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour into the old Battery. Our guide was very peasant and oh so knowledgable. You could completely understand how this would have worked many years ago. It would have been nice to see something working but can completely understand the logistics of this which makes it totally impractical. A very good time spent around there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Thankyou Malcolm. Very interesting. Would loved to have seen battery working. Easy access. Essy to find.

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Thank Bundybear2
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Sinces there was a schoolclass, a family of 4 persons was not welcome to visit. We won't drive again some 200 km's. Ashame.

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Graeme took us on a very informative tour of the old quartz battery and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, although it was a bit drizzly, most of the works in still under its original roof. None of the machinery is functional but it is easy to imagine what it would have been like when it was operating. Great history about... More 

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Thank John C
Exmouth, Australia
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Malcolm as your guide will recreate the workings and statistics of the working not only of this battery but of the area in general. Best guide we have encountered to do with any mine. What he doesn't know is not worth knowing.

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Thank Paul C
Toowoomba, Australia
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This was a tour we really enjoyed, we learnt how it all worked and how much gold was mined from the area at the time the battery was working. The Guide was very knowledgeable on the Venus Battery.

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Thank anita j
Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this review

Hi Anita J, We are very pleased you found your visit to the Battery worthwhile. Malcolm will also be please to hear that you enjoyed his tour. We feel it is very important to retain our history in as authentic a setting as possible so everyone has the opportunity to feel the realness of what life was like during Australia's... More 

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