Battery Hill Mining Centre

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The Battery Hill Mining Centre, Tennant Creek is located in 1.5 kilometres from the town centre along Peko Road. The Battery Hill Mining Centre overlooks the town, 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 museums, 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

Gold noodle on your own and keep what you find or simply purchase a souvenir to keep memories alive. 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.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Birdwatching Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Free Wifi Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Shop Visitor Information Centre Wheelchair access


indicativePrices 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.

Trading Times

  • ALL Open 09:00 to 17:30

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