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Battery Hill Mining Centre, Tennant Creek
Underground Mine - Battery Hill
Battery Hill Mining Complex

Battery Hill Gold Mining & Heritage Centre

Discover the history, science and thrill of gold mining in Tennant Creek and the Barkly.

The Battery Hill Gold Mining & Heritage 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 the underground mine tour and wander through three museum exhibits (costs apply):

• "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

• "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 Gold Mining & Heritage Centre is 1½ kilometres from the Tennant Creek town centre along Peko Road. The centre also houses the Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre.

Opening times

Daily from 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:

Entry cost

  • Indicative Prices tickets from $10 to $50
    $10.00 to take a self-guided tour through the Freedom, Flies and Fortitude exhibit, Borella Museum and McLaughlin Mineral Collection $50.00 for a guided tour through all three museums, minimum 2 people Last entry is 4:00pm
  • Child tickets from $6 to $18
    Children must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder.


  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Free Wifi


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


  • Quality Tourism Accreditation


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