Be guided through this heritage gold mining precinct now protected by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Volunteer tour guides from Gloucester Visitor Information Centre conduct tours of the historic Mountain Maid gold mine on Sundays and Wednesdays, subject to advance notice. Tours require a minimum of 4 people & a maximum of 16. Please check to see if there are tours already scheduled that you could join or ask for availability of tours on other days, all of which depends on the availability of the tour guides trained for this special heritage precinct.
The tours reveal much of the rich mining heritage and give plenty of information about flora and fauna of the park. Copeland was once a bustling town after gold was discovered at Back Creek in 1876. The area was home to about 1100 people. There were 51 mines in the district which together produced about 11 tonnes of gold.
You need to bring a hat, sunscreen, water, snacks and wear fully enclosed footwear. For bookings contact Gloucester Visitor Information Centre.
Directions: 18 kms west of Gloucester. Simply follow Thunderbolts Way to the village of Barrington. Proceed over the single lane bridge at Barrington River and head west on the Barrington Tops Forest Road until you come to the historical village of Copeland, Turn left into Copeland Road and follow this road to the car park at the end.
- WHEN: Subject to availability of information centre volunteers on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- COST: Adult $10, child $8, family (2A+2C) $28
- BOOKINGS: Gloucester Visitor Information Centre, 27 Denison St., Gloucester New South Wales
- CONTACT: 02 6538 5252 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Maid Gold Mine website