Tour historic Copeland mine

VISITORS and locals are being urged to step back in time to the days of gold mining at the historic Mountain Maid Mine west of Gloucester. 

The National Parks and Wildlife Service and its discovery rangers are hosting guided tours through the unique historic goldmine site at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area from January 15.

The service’s regional manager Robert Quirk said the tours were a wonderful experience for families; providing a great day out and insight into the unique natural and heritage values of the Copeland Tops. 

Two-hour guided tours are available at 11am on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children (from three to 15 years), while family tickets (two adults and two children) are available for $28.

Mr Quirk said the guided tours are a great way to discover the rich mining heritage of the area and find out more about Copeland Tops unique flora and fauna, from the stuttering frog to giant red cedar trees.

“Bring your family and friends for a fabulous day out. You will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, bottled water and snacks and wear fully enclosed footwear,” he said. 

Bookings can be made by phoning the Visitor Information Centre on 6558 1408.

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