Underground and Surface Tours
History will come alive as you drive along the road through the Appollyon Valley thinking “how did they find this mine?”
Then coming over the hill to view the magnificent smelter built by the Daydream Mining Association and used by Broken Hill.
Then the old township which once had a population of approx 500.
As you descend deep into the mine, you will see the tunnels and voids created by the miners and travel through the mine and see the working conditions of those miners from long ago. A miner’s life consisted of twelve hour days, six days a week. Miners worked by Candle light which were held in holders known as spiders. Mining method was mostly by hammer and tapping holes, then firing them. Miners did not leave the workings for firings. Pickey boys (Lads of 14-15 years old) would hand pick the ore after a firing, and bag it. Most miners suffered failing eyesight and respiratory diseases.
After the tour enjoy some scones in our tearoom
Scones so good even the pet horses want some!
The scones are absolutely incredible. My partner, a true blue bloke, is not a scone eater, they impressed him so much that they have become his benchmark of what a scone should be like
Delicious piping hot fresh scones with cream and jam plus a cuppa tea and 4 hot chocolates, made and served by the owner's son, Jason. This alone made it worth the trip.
Come and Visit the Mine Today
It is possible to still experience what life was like for the early outback miner.
We are open 7 days a week every day of the year except Christmas.