Gulgong Gold Experience

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Gulgong Gold Experience is located on the exact location of the first gold find in Gulgong in 1870. The Gulgong Gold Experience has been excavated into the slopes of Red Hill and incorporates the original commissioned tile mural that was erected in 1988 depicting the gold leads of the Gulgong. This interesting building serves as the information hub for the facility and houses detailed audio and visual displays of Gulgong’s gold history. On entry, visitors are given an insight into life on the gold fields with the enlarged Holtermann photograph of a puddling scene, along with an original dray.

The underground theme is carried on through the replica underground mining tunnel which is tunnelled into the back wall with interesting features to explore and stories to be told.

Once above ground, the examples of quartz rock, the view down the original mine shaft and the tranquil view over Red Hill, form part the Gulgong Gold Experience.

For those who are a little more adventurous, gold panning is available. Gravel from local gold bearing creeks is brought in regularly and panning equipment is free to ticketed visitors.

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