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Battery Hill Mining Centre

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The Battery Hill Mining Centre is the site of the historic No 3 Government Gold Stamp Battery, where it all started with the 1930's outback gold rush.

The centre overlooks the town and the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy an underground mine tour and see the historic Stamp Battery (costs apply). Wander through three museum exhibits: "Freedom, Fortitude and Flies", a look at social life on the goldfields during the early formative years; the McLaughlin Minerals Collection, a spectacular array of mineral samples both local, and from around the world; and "100 Years ANZAC Spirit-Albert Borella VC", a journey from Tennant Creek to Darwin and the Western Front.

Self-guided nature walks and static machinery displays are found around the site .

The Battery Hill Mining Centre is 1½ kilometres from the Tennant Creek town centre along Peko Road. The centre also houses the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre.

The Battery Hill Mining Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and weekends from 9am to 4pm during the dry season. From October to April, the centre is open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

  • Information

    Activities

    • Agri Mining and Industry
    • Galleries Museums and Collections
    • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
    • Landmarks and Buildings

    Opening times

    9am to 5.00pm

    Entry cost

    • Indicative Prices tickets from $12 to $55
      Museum Entry $12. Underground Mine Tour $30. Historic Stamp Battery Tour $24. Site ticket $55. All prices per adult. Seniors discount and family tickets available.
    • Child tickets from $6 to $18
      Children must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

    Facilities

    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Conference/Convention Facilities
    • Enquiry Desk
    • Interactive Centre
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Shop

    Activities

    • Birdwatching

    Accessibility

    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

    Accreditation

    • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
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