Gulgong Gold Experience, Gulgong

#80 of 211 in Historic Sites in New South Wales
Entertainment Center · Historic Site
Gulgong Gold Experience is located on the exact location of the first gold find in Gulgong in 1870. This new facility houses the interesting history of Gulgong which incorporates detailed information, photographs and local maps depicting the local gold leads. The replica tunnel has been established so visitors can experience the atmosphere of a 1870' mine. This is not the only attraction to Red Hill, there is also the original mine shaft below the Poppet Head which is lit up to enable you to see the water level and depth of the mine, an old miner's cottage, an excellent example of quarts which was been dug up during the construction of the tunnel. Once your tour of the Red Hill precinct is complete you are encouraged to meander through Gulgong and experience the other interesting places, The Gulgong Pioneers Museum, Henry Lawson Centre, Prince of Wales Opera House by appointment, and finally the Mayne Street of Gulgong where you will find the Holtermann Museum project with its new facades well worth a photograph, These buildings are two originals both photographed in the 1870's and form part Holtermann Collection Whilst walking down Mayne Street, keep a look out on the pavements for the "Swaggie" Tiles, they explain the way "Swaggies" communicated in the Gold Rush Era. You may well need more than a day too experience Gulgong special attractions.
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  • The gold experience is a great little affordable visit, admission was $5 for adults. Interesting information and exhibits on life in the gold rush. For an extra $5 you get a little bag of gravel to...  more »
  • We had a wonderful afternoon with the kids gold panning. The staff were friendly and it was well set up. The kids are stoked with their gems and pieces of “gold”. It made a good side trip from...  more »
  • While this wasn't huge in size, the information was great. The "mine tunnel" we walked through was cool but, for us, the gold panning was the thing we came for. My 3 year old daughter had such a blast finding "gold and precious gems", it was a steal for $5. The guy who showed us how to pan was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience well worth it.
  • Very nice experience for our family. It was interesting to see how gold is found and learn about the mine history. The staff member was very friendly, knowlegable and he kindly answered our questions.
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