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Australia mining tours provide a unique insight into mining operations in Australia, both modern and historic. Explore historic gold mines, modern open-cast mines and a wide range of underground mines. Australia mine tours may include gold, coal, opal, diamond and much more. more

Gold mine tours showcase vintage mining machinery as well as exploring the gold mine itself. You may also have the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning or sluicing for gold.

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  • 7 Oaks Sapphire Fossicking

    7 Oaks Fossicking Property is a family operated private venue and has been producing sapphires since the 1960s. Located on Frazer Creek, 20 kilometres from Inverell, visitors are welcome to fossick at the facilities set up, or you can go and seek along the creeks and gullies. The wash tubs...

  • Absaloms Gallery

    Absalom's Gallery is owned and operated by Jack Absalom. You are welcome to view and buy his beautiful original art works as well as prints, placemats and books. Jack has DVDs of his many films on sale and there is also a magnificent display of opal stones and opal jewellery....

  • Adventure Classic Cruising and Performance - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

    Adventure Sailing on the Great Barrier Reef. Thrill and Chill, Aussie Classic or Multi Award Winning Eco Sailing Safaris. Sail, snorkel, explore, beach walk, bushwalk, learn or relax. If you would like to spend more time sailing, snorkelling, relaxing, exploring, bushwalking, star gazing or learning on one of our Eco...

  • Aldville Station

    Aldville Station is a 30,000 hectare sheep and cattle station which offers visitors a chance to experience the real outback. The station is 120 kilometres north-west of Cunnamulla and is the ideal location for the adventurous traveller. Whether you’re looking for an adventure holiday or just wish to relax and...

  • Alpha Petrified Wood

    The volunteers at the Rowley Roberts Tourist Information Centre can show you examples of petrified wood and direct you to where you might see this in its natural setting. Petrified wood is a type of fossil, in which the tissues of a dead plant are replaced with minerals (most often...

  • Andamooka Dukes Bottlehouse Museum

    The unique Andamooka Dukes Bottlehouse has been built from discarded beer bottles and is now a museum featuring displays of opal related mining equipment, opals and historical artefacts. Entry to the museum is via the Australia Post Office shop. Information and visits can also be arranged to view the small...

  • Angourie Blue Pool

    The Angourie Blue Pool is extremely deep and it is a very popular swimming hole. There is a walking track to the Angourie Blue Pool from the car park area at the eastern end of The Crescent, Angourie. Despite signs warning against the practice, young people often jump or dive...

  • Araluen Valley Hotel

    Cold beer, drinks, great food and accommodation at the Araluen Valley Hotel. Free WiFi is also available. When you've spent the day driving or exploring the natural wonders of the area, drop in and refresh yourself. Relax in the beer garden, enjoy a game of pool, some songs on the...

  • Arid Areas Tours

    Arid Areas Tours offers small group and personalised tours of Coober Pedy and the surrounding areas. Tours visit Coober Pedy, Breakaways, opal fields, Painted Desert, Manguri, William Creek and Lake Eyre. Tours can be adapted to meet your requirements, or personalised to suit your plan. All tours subject to weather...

  • Arltunga Historical Reserve

    Located 110 kilometres east of Alice Springs, via the East MacDonnell Ranges, the historic town of Arltunga was officially Central Australia's first town and once supported up to 3,000 people. Arltunga was born out of a gold rush in 1887, when alluvial gold was discovered in a dry creek bed....

  • Arthur River Holiday Units

    Only a 50-minute drive from Smithton in the far North West of Tasmania, Arthur River Holiday Units offer the ideal accommodation to experience this pristine Tarkine wilderness area. Situated on the banks of the picturesque Arthur River and close to the ocean and beaches, you can relax and enjoy the...

  • Arthur River Sunset Seaview Villas

    Watch the sun set over the waves and enjoy magnificent river and ocean views from your comfortable villa magnificently elevated at the remote settlement of Arthur River. The villas are only two minutes walk to the beach and a stones throw to the "edge of the world". Meals are available...

  • Ashwood Cottages

    Ashwood Cottages offer three beautiful self contained boutique cottages in the town of Bright. 'Fleurbaix Cottage', 'The Studio' and 'The Haven' all offer privacy and seclusion in a three acre natural bushland setting on the banks of the Ovens River. Each cottage is stand alone and quite a distance from...

  • Australian Opal Centre

    Did you know that Lightning Ridge is the only dinosaur fossil site in New South Wales? Or that the fossils from Lightning Ridge are made of opal?! At the Australian Opal Centre, meet a life-like dinosaur face to face and see rare opalised fossils from long ago, when dinosaurs and...

  • Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre

    The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a spectacular tribute to the people of outback Australia. It tells the story of the rural areas from the arrival of the Aborigines more than 40,000 years ago, settled by the British, exploration, the establishment of grazing, agriculture, mining, forestry and other industries...

  • Australian Sugar Industry Museum

    Opened in 1977 the Australian Sugar Industry Museum is a modern complex covering some 14,000 square. The Museum's collection comprises of contemporary and historical photographs, books, documents, domestic objects and artefacts related to Australia's sugar industry. Historic tractors, locomotives, harvesters, implements and a working model of a 500 horse power...

  • Australian Workers Heritage Centre

    Discover at your own pace the Australian Workers Heritage Centre - a place of reflection, within this museum styled complex, visitors can journey through exhibition space which celebrates the extraordinary legacy of working Australians telling a vitally important part of our nation's history through its working life via interactive displays,...

  • Australia's Dinosaur Trail

    Follow in the footsteps of the prehistoric creatures that once roamed this ancient land. Australia's Dinosaur Trail encompasses the towns of Richmond, Hughenden and Winton which all have their own unique dinosaur stories to tell. In Richmond, visit Kronosaurus Korner Fossil Centre which is primarily dedicated to displaying marine reptiles....

  • Australias Industry World

    Australia's Industry World is the region covering all industrial areas of the suburb of Port Kembla and Blue Scope Steel. Australia's Industry World Tours, include the Coal Terminal, Grain Corporation, Water Board, BHP coated products and slab and plate divisions, Incitec, Breakwater Battery, MM Metals, Southern Copper, Australian Steel Mill...

  • Avalon Coastal Retreat

    Avalon Coastal Retreat is an award winning contemporary three-bedroom accommodation overlooking Great Oyster Bay. The house, designed by award-winning Australian architect Craig Rosevears, is a stylish blend of steel, glass and timber. It has three queen-size bedrooms for a maximum of six people. Avalon Coastal Retreat features the work of...

  • Back Creek Mountain Cabins

    Welcome to Back Creek Mountain Cabins. Situated just five minutes drive south of Stanthorpe and set on 113 acres of natural bushland and open terrain, they offer quiet countryside accommodation with magnificent views and accompanying sunsets. Western red cedar one and two bedroom cabins are sited separately to provide peaceful...

  • Ballarat Cottages

    Ballarat Cottages consists of three unique spa cottages situated three kilometres from Ballarat central business district and four kilometres to Sovereign Hill. Bilrene Cottage is a large three bedroom cottage set in quiet and peaceful gardens, able to accommodate up to six guests. It has a double spa in bathroom,...

  • Bamboo Creek Tin Mine

    Discovered around 1906, the Bamboo Creek Tin Mine provides an insight into the small scale mining activities of the era, and its ruins are a reminder of the park’s varied past. Some sections of the old buildings are still standing, and you can see remnants of equipment relating to ore...

  • Barnes Bay Villa

    Barnes Bay Villa offers self contained accommodation at Barnes Bay on North Bruny Island, in Southern Tasmania. The tranquil harbour of Barnes Bay is surrounded by rural pasture, bushland, and a few dwellings. If you are seeking a quiet relaxing holiday in a beautiful waterfront location away from urban hassle...

  • Barossa Goldfield Trail

    Discover the gold mining history of the area on one of the two loop trails. The shorter loop is just over one kilometre long and takes about one hour to complete. The longer loop is about five kilometres and takes three to four hours. Interpretive signs illustrate mining techniques, geology,...

  • Basket Swamp National Park

    Basket Swamp National Park is a woodland park without facilities that suits self-reliant bushwalkers. Bush camping facilities are provided in this waterlogged park. It includes Timbarra Lookout and gives access to nearby Basket Swamp Falls and the Woollool Woolloolni Aboriginal Place. Boonoo State Forest, which has a picnic and camping...

  • Bathurst Goldfields Education and Function Centre

    Bathurst Goldfields, a reconstruction of a gold mining village which has a mine, a working stamper battery crushing ore, operative steam engines, a miner's hut, a blacksmith's forge and gold panning. Take a guided tour of the indoor museum, explaining the history of gold in New South Wales, the working...

  • Battery Hill Mining Centre

    The Battery Hill Mining Centre is located in Tennant Creek 1.5 kilometres from the town centre along Peko Road. The Battery Hill Mining Centre overlooks the town, the surrounding countryside and is the site of the No. 3 Government Gold Stamp Battery, where it all started with the 1930's outback...

  • Baudins

    Baudin’s offers self-contained, beachfront accommodation at Naracoopa, on King Island’s east coast. King Island is located in Bass Strait, 80 kilometres northwest of Tasmania. Flights to King Island depart from Wynyard and Devonport in Tasmania, and Melbourne. Baudin’s is located on the beachfront at Naracoopa, and has uninterrupted views of...

  • Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

    Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre and lose yourself in history. Play with treasures from the past and embark on a historical journey to a place where life is simple. The time when machinery and hard labour were how 'things got done', where genuine smiles welcome you and strangers take...

  • Beaupre Cottage

    Beaupre Cottage offers private cottage accommodation at Lymington, south of Hobart in the Huon Valley. Beaupre Cottage is on Beaupre Farm, an 80 acre farming property with magnificent 270 degree water views stretching as far as Bruny Island. There is a private beach, a trout filled billabong, an abundance of...

  • Beechworth Heritage Walking Tours

    Explore the historic streets of Beechworth on a Beechworth Heritage Walking Tours. Local guides will give you an informative narrative of the history of the town and its characters. Two tours are available the Echoes of History and Ned Kelly walking tour. On the Echoes of History tour you will...

  • Best Western Murchison Lodge Motor Inn

    A beautiful quiet location on the banks of the Cam River tidal estuary five minutes from Burnie town centre. Stroll around the leafy gardens of the motel, breathe deeply the finest air on the planet, try your luck at estuary fishing. Enjoy a quiet drink in our cocktail bar. Dine...

  • BIG4 Bright Holiday Park

    BIG4 Bright Holiday Park is ideally located in the resort precinct of Bright in the spectacular Alpine High Country, and is situated directly on the banks of the beautiful Ovens River. The park offers privacy, beautifully landscaped gardens and is within easy walking distance to all town facilities. BIG4 Bright...

  • Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park

    Billabong Blue is a Sapphire Fossicking Park on private property which is located 22 kilometres from Inverell. Enjoy a day out fossicking for an Inverell Sapphire, or take advantage of the primitive camping area to stay on site. Please take sunscreen, hat, lunch, working clothes and drinking water and ensure...

  • Bill Peach Journeys Pty Ltd

    Bill Peach Journeys offer an exclusive and exciting touring concept to show travellers the remote and somewhat inaccessible parts of Australia in complete comfort, luxury and style. The concept of aircruising is to fly in a private aircraft to many significant and spectacular areas of Australia to experience and learn...

  • Birdsville Working Museum

    A great experience to be had by all whilst in Birdsville is the Birdsville Working Museum. John and Judy Menzies welcome you to the outback with a trip down memory lane. Experience all of the ways of yesteryear with a visit to the harness maker, wheelwright and blacksmith shops, coach...

  • Birdwatching in Dysart

    Mining towns are sometimes overlooked when planning an itinerary, yet if you happen to enjoy a spot of birdwatching, then Dysart is one mining town worth visiting! Enjoying a diverse array of habitats, Dysart is home to a variety of bird species that even the most passionate birdwatcher hopes to...

  • Blue Gem Caravan Park

    Blue Gem Caravan Park, the Friendly Fossickers Park is situated in Sapphire on the banks of Retreat Creek where Sapphires were originally discovered. Their fossicking park located on site allows you to search for stones under the guidance of their staff. For the more serious fossicker you can hire some...

  • Bon Accord Mine Complex

    The Bon Accord Mine Complex is owned and administered by the National Trust, Burra, and is concerned with preserving, studying and exhibiting items that help in illustrating and explaining the story of the Burra area. The display includes a working forge, a six metre by five metre model of the...

  • Bonny Brae

    Bonny Brae Farm Cottage provides country-style accommodation at Clarence Point in northern Tasmania. Enjoy 39 hectares (96 acres) of rolling hills. The cottage has three bedrooms and sleeps up to six adults and two children. Two bedrooms contain double beds and the third has two single beds, a day bed...

  • Book Keepers Cottage

    Tuena is renowned for the wattle and daub hut known as the Book Keepers Cottage. This is the best example of the numerous wattle and daub buildings in the district. Take a step back in time and take a look around the cottage as it holds history still. The Book...

  • Bright Riverside Holiday Park

    Bright Riverside Holiday Park is located in central Bright on the banks of the beautiful Ovens River. With absolute waterfront access to the river and located within minutes walk of the Bright Splash Park, Bright Adventure Playground, shops and restaurants, it is the perfect location for you next holiday. They...

  • Bristol House Accommodation

    Bristol House is situated close to the Maryborough city centre only three blocks from the post office and V-Line bus terminal, and restaurants. Bristol House Accommodation has two different accommodation types to choose from, a self-contained unit and Bristol House bungalow. Take away food, hotels and gaming venues are within...

  • Broken Hill Heritage Trail

    The Broken Hill Heritage Trail is a two hour sign posted walking tour past many outstanding heritage buildings. 'The Silver City', as it is known, has always been associated with the silver, lead and zinc mining. Many of the streets are named after metals, minerals and compounds, or after mine...

  • Brooweena Historical Village and Museum

    The Brooweena Historical Village is a charming village depicting of what life was like in days gone by, set in a tranquil rural setting in the hamlet of Brooweena 304 kilometres north of Brisbane. This area was first settled by Europeans in 1849 and the town developed with the arrival...

  • Bruny Island Safaris

    Bruny Island Safaris offer adventure tours of Bruny Island, Southern Tasmania. Bruny Island's beauty and bounty abounds with magical views at every turn, across Adventure Bay, The Southern Ocean, The Tasman Sea and to the snow peaked mountain ranges of Southern Tasmania. Much of the Island's East Coast is dominated...

  • Bulli Black Diamond Museum Heritage Centre

    Bulli Black Diamond Museum Heritage Centre is located at the 1887 State Heritage listed Bulli Railway Station. Also on display is South Bulli Mine's No.2 steam locomotive (c.1888) - used until the early 1960's. The museum's focus is preservating the 1887 Railway Station buildings, which house a display of local...

  • Bundaberg Port Marina

    The marina offers visitors to the Coral Coast a first class marina facility to access the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Visitors and patrons enjoy the relaxed marina "feel" with manicured grass areas and well maintained gardens for you to soak up...

  • Burra Mine Site

    Enjoy a self-drive tour or walk through the Burra Mine Site, a South Australian State heritage area. The open-air museum contains remains of the mining operations, recreating the exciting atmosphere of the monster mine. Entrance to the Burra Mine Site is included in the Burra Heritage Passport, available from the...

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