Karr’s Reef Goldmine Tours

Yackandandah Community Centre, 29 High Street, Yackandandah, Victoria, 3749MAP

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  • 14 Oct 2019  13:00 15:00
  • 15 Oct 2019  16:00 18:00
  • 16 Oct 2019  16:00 18:00
  • 17 Oct 2019  13:00 15:00
  • 18 Oct 2019  16:00 18:00
  • 19 Oct 2019  16:00 18:00
  • 20 Oct 2019  10:00 12:00

Come on a tour of the gold history in Yackandandah. It is a fully guided tour in a 4WD vehicle, leaving from where they first found the gold in Yackandandah in 1852, then follow a creek which has the alluvial gold in it. As the tour continues along this creek they run through the years giving you snapshots of the times.

Finishing up at the Heritage listed protected site of the Gold mine, which was operated from 1867 to 1884. Guides into this world listed mine and show you the pick marks still on the dirt walls, and then the core holes from the black powder blasting.

There is a full commentary on the history of the men who operated it, ending up in the middle of the mountain where the quartz reef is still visible. Then walk along the quartz reef and reveal some gold still there to be seen, this quartz reef being the source of the alluvial gold found in the creek.

This event will be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions as per Bureau of Meteorology.