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Battery Hill Mining Centre

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Experience life in Tennant Creek's 1930s outback gold rush, panning for your own gold and touring the underground mine to see the machinery in action.

The Battery Hill Mining Centre, Tennant Creek is located 1.5 kilometres from the town centre along Peko Road. The Battery Hill Mining Centre overlooks the town and the surrounding countryside, and is the site of the historic No. 3 Government Gold Stamp Battery, where it all started with the 1930's outback gold rush.

Enjoy an underground mine tour and watch the machinery in action (cost applies). Wander through three museum exhibits, Freedom, Fortitude and Flies, - a look at social life on the goldfields during the early formative years and the McLaughlin Minerals Collection - a spectacular array of mineral samples from around the world, Australia and local. 'For Valour -Albert Borella VC - A journey from TennantCreek to Darwin

Self guided nature walks around site and static Battery display.

The Battery Hill Mining Centre is open daily from 9am to 5.00pm, open public holidays May to September, closed public holidays during October to April, The Battery Hill Mining Centre also houses the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre.

  • 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

    Indicativeprices tickets from $11 to $53
    Museum Entry $11. Underground Mine Tour $29. Historic Stamp Battery Tour $23. Site ticket $53. All prices per adult. Seniors discount and family tickets available.

    Facilities

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

    Activities

    • Birdwatching

    Accessibility

    Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

    Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
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