Battery Hill Mining Centre

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Experience life in Tennant Creek's 1930s outback gold rush, panning for your own gold and touring the underground mine to see the machinery in action.

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 gold rush.

Enjoy an underground mine tour and watch the machinery in action (cost applies). Wander through the two museums, Freedom, Fortitude and Flies, - a look at social life on the goldfields during the early formative years and the McLaughlin Minerals Collection - a spectacular array of mineral samples from around the world, Australia and local.

Gold noodle on your own and keep what you find or simply purchase a souvenir to keep memories alive. Self guided nature walks around site and static Battery display.

The Battery Hill Mining Centre is open daily from 9am to 5.00pm, open public holidays May to September, closed public holidays during October to April, The Battery Hill Mining Centre also houses the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre.

Opening times:

Open everyday from 09:00 to 17:30

Entry cost:

Adult tickets from $11 to $53
Museum Entry $11. Underground Mine Tour $29. Historic Stamp Battery Tour $23. Site ticket $53. All prices per adult. Seniors discount and family tickets available.


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  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

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