Queenstown Heritage Tours
 

What The Tours Are All About

Marvel at the huge cavernous working spaces and massive machinery that crushes
the rock ready to be hoisted to the surface.
Hang out in one of the "crib rooms" where mine workers gather for meal breaks at blasting time.
See the refuge chambers and escape-ways.
Learn about the safe working culture, world’s best practice that is an integral part of mining in Australia.
You will also learn about the 133 year history of mining here by visiting some of the original mining sites.
Hear fascinating stories of the impact these mines had on the development of our great nation.
Also learn of the environmental impact and the work being done to rehabilitate the landscape

This is only one of the few Mines in the world that offers such a unique and exciting opportunity

 

Minimum age is 14 Years, and Visitors must be able to wear Provided Safety Equipment

Bookings are Essential;

Complete Up to Date Pricing on Operators Web Site

Visit Tour Web Site Here

Note, (Route may vary due to Mine Shut Down and working constraints dictated by mining activities)

Underground Tours operate 7 Days a week; Tours depart Mornings and Afternoons

Travel Underground is by 4WD Station Wagon with a Maximum of 9.
     
Mine Portal   Ore Truck at Portal
The photo above shows the Main Portal, (Or Mine Entrance), in which the Mine Tours use to drive down the Decline to the lower levels of the Mine.
 
This Photo shows one of the 60 Tonne Sandvik Underground Ore Trucks heading out of the Mines Main Portal.
 
Tour in Underground Cribroom
 
 
This Photo is taken in the Underground Crib Room with Tour Guide Anthony explaining this area to the Tour Group
 
Tour in Pump Station  
Tour Group at Underground Crusher
This Photo is taken in the Underground Pump Station. Tour Guide Anthony in Centre explaining the vital role this Station serves
 
This is a view of the Underground Crusher, with the Tour Group watching the operation
Tour at Winder House
Headframe and Town View
Winder Headframe
Back on the Surface, the Tour Visits the Winder House and Winder Head frame
This is a view overlooking the Winder House, looking back down the Valley to the Queenstown Township
This is a close-Up view of the Winder Head-Frame. This is used to bring the Ore to the surface from the Underground Crusher.