138 S Parkins Reef Road
Experience The Historic Mining Treasure of Carman's Tunnel
When the Gold Rush hit Australia, eager prospectors flocked to the goldfields from around the world to seek their fortunes as they had in California. From Gympie to Beaconsfield, Kalgoorlie to Ballarat, Australians and newcomers sought gold, wealth, security and a new life. At Carman's Tunnel, you get a first-hand look at the traditional mining techniques of the 1880s.
A Fascinating Insight Into The Australian Goldrush
There were rich reefs of gold throughout Mt Tarrangower in the 1880s, and Great International Quartz Mining Company was keen to dig a tunnel through to maximise their reach. In two years, the miners got as far as 600 metres in, and the company had to cease work. In visiting Carman's Tunnel, which is a gully of Mt Tarrangower, you will be able to examine the area and see the rock formations as mined by the company between 1882 - 1884.
Accessible For All Ages
With wheelchair access, we make it easy to bring your loved ones to this unique venue. Open during school holidays, weekends and public holidays, we cater for children through to the elderly, with passionate staff members ready to answer all kinds of questions. The location is dry, spacious, clean and level, making it comfortable for all visitors. Warm in the winter and cool in the summer, it is a great choice for tourists and local history buffs alike. Check our website for tour times, so you can be sure to book at a time that suits you. Please note: there are no EFTPOS facilities at the centre, and mobile phone reception is very limited.