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Venus Battery

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Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly I found this tour really interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the processes of mining and what all the equipment does.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 4lil4
Anita Jane F, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI 4lil4, Thank-you for taking the time to review our tour guide at the Venus Gold Battery. He will be very please to receive news of your review. please visit again soon. Kind Regards The Staff and Volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre and Venus...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

This should be at the top of everybody's list of "Things to do in Charters Towers". A really interesting and informative experience very cleverly presented. Our guide was amazing. I regret I dont recall his name, but if you lucky enough to be guided by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GhostandHistoryTours, Marketing Coordinator at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Hello Gavin H We really appreciate your wonderful feedback - and it has been passed on to the Guides (who do such an amazing job on the Tours). Definitely agree that this should be a must-do when visiting Charters Towers as it allows you to...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

The tour of the battery was so informative and interesting. Some interesting little movies, as well, along the way.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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GhostandHistoryTours, Marketing at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hi Sonja2020 Great to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Venus Battery and saw the movies. They were very carefully made and give such a great atmosphere to the tour, don't they. We really appreciate all the feedback that you have left for...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Well priced, informative and a fantastic tour. Loved the information that was shared and the battery is set up very well for tourists. The tour guide was amazing and a genuine font of knowledge.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lawrie K
GhostandHistoryTours, Marketing at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hi Lawrie K Thanks very much for your feedback regarding price - we always try to give great value for money with our tours. The Tour Guides provide an incredible experience for visitors and we are very grateful for receiving such positive feedback from you....More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

The tour was fantastic to learn from a very knowledgeable guide. Lots of story telling. Well worth doing! We had adults and kids and all were engaged. Linked in well with the ghost history of charters towers!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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GhostandHistoryTours, Marketing at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hi Trek245463 Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour. The films are amazing aren't they?! The Guides do a great job and have a strong and in-depth knowledge of the Charters Towers goldfield. We really thank you for leaving us feedback. Safe travels. Regards,...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable and have is a great tour of the battery and surrounds. Well worth doing. Value for moneyMore

Date of experience: September 2018
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GhostandHistoryTours, Marketing at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hi John L Thanks so much for your review and the fantastic feedback. We are so proud of the great Venus Battery and its incredible history. The Guides do a great job of sharing their knowledge with visitors and so we really appreciate you writing...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour. We learned so much and our tour guide, John, was super friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NeetFry, Visitor Information Centre Coordinator at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hi dribble1, Thankyou for taking the time to review the Venus Gold Battery Tour. Our tourguide John will be chuffed to hear that you highly recommend. Enjoy the remainder of your Queensland Journey. The Staff and Management at the Venus Gold Battery and Charters Towers...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

This was a fantastic tour to learn about the gold mining history starting back in 1871. The gentleman who took us through knew all about the early days and how this magnificent old battery worked. The tour started with an animated video spoken by the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hi John S, Thankyou for taking the time to review the Venus Gold Battery Tour, our tour guide will be also be pleassed to hear you enjoyed it. It is a relic of our region and as you said has a modern twist with the...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

There's a lot of old mining machinery around charters towers, but this is a complex that has survived intact for a long time. I remember just wandering around the site in earlier times, so was a bit perturbed that access now is only via a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Hi Linda B, Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you have enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed August 12, 2018

It cost us $18.50 each but the tour was very interesting with some up to date audio visual effects and lots of info from a dude who really knew his history, chemistry and mine operations.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tricia H, Manager at Venus Battery, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Hi ozzie5melbourne, Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you have enjoyed your tour.

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