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Carman's Tunnel

Parkins Reef Road, Maldon, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5475 2656
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School holiday exploration

Took my 9 year old grandson on the tour to give him a taste of the history of the goldfields... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
xartec
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Castlemaine, Australia
GOLDEN EXPERIENCE

A very enjoyable tour. The ladies at the ticket booth were lovely and friendly as was Ray our tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jbmb1982
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Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Parkins Reef Road, Maldon, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 5475 2656
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 9 year old grandson on the tour to give him a taste of the history of the goldfields region. There were only five people on the tour so we got a very personal tour with elements designed to engage young children. The guide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable tour. The ladies at the ticket booth were lovely and friendly as was Ray our tour guide. Ray has a genuine fondness and interest in the mine, which you can't help but share as he enthusiastically chats to the group. Well worth...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Well worth a visit we had a great guide called Ray who had the patience of a saint as we had the know it all of everything mining on the tour. He would not stop talking and the guide handled it with patience and professionalism....More

1  Thank Vicki J
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience being guided down this historic Mine tunnel by candlelight. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable talking through what the miners went through with little return. At the end of the tunnel it is pitch black without candlelight. Our guide...More

4  Thank Greg M
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Took our grandchildren to the Tunnel. What a fantastic spot. Lorna and Allan made us feel welcome by the fire whilst we waited for the tour to begin. Allan took us through the mine His commentary was both informative and interesting. Our 9 and 7...More

3  Thank wendyterrytaylor
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Good visit, we had a tour guide who perhaps needs to remember that not everyone has mining in their veins. There was lots of chat and lingo that I had no idea about, but he was very good at answering the questions. I particularly like...More

3  Thank bagpackingbrit
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cool wet day. There was a fire going in the hut which we were welcome to stand around whilst waiting for the tour to start. The group was fairly small and, as everyone agreed, the dog was allowed to come in...More

1  Thank 992kirstie
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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Great value for money trip into a Hard Rock Mine. Tour guide Allan was very knowledgeable and engaging.. enjoyed every second, especially the coolness on a hot hot summers day.. well worth a visit

1  Thank ALW3197
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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Ray was a friendly, passionate and informative guide. We learnt so much in a short time. This is a really great mine to visit and see the process

2  Thank Neville H
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

Written by my granddaughter: "Because it was such a hot day we loved how it was cold in the tunnel. We also loved how they relied on the light of candles. It was interesting to see what kind of tools they used to mine into...More

3  Thank 598ruths
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silvanadavid77
January 15, 2017|
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Response from angelina9 | Reviewed this property |
I have 4 kids. I personally would not take a young child in the mine under 5 years old. They would not benefit and enjoy anything of the tour. If there was one adult who was not that interested in going on the tour then they... More
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