The gold rush, set off by Paddy Hannan’s discovery in 1893 was one of the biggest in Australian history. Visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine where you will enjoy a short play (performed by local artists from theatre company Stage Left, highlighting the tales of The Golden Mile and the beginning of the thriving days of gold glory.
After your live performance you can choose to climb up on to a dump truck for a great photo opportunity before heading to the oversized ‘Super Pit’. Over one hundred years on and the world’s largest single open cut mining operation continues to recover the precious metal and the city has prospered as a result. It’s not until you visit the ‘Super Pit’, a gold mine that is approximately 3.6 kilometres long, 1.6 kilometres wide and 512 metres deep, that you understand just how big this business is.
Return to the Indian Pacific for your journey onwards through the night.
Recommended Fitness Level: LOW – coach tour with short walks required.
Platinum and Gold Service guests
Included in your fare