RED HILL MINING PRECINCT
Tom Saunders Ave, Gulgong, NSW, 2852
The perfect start to your Gulgong Adventure: Take a walk back in time
Visit the replica underground mining tunnel, and information hub for an insight into the 1870’s Gold Rush era.
On 14 April 1870, Tom Saunders discovered gold on Red Hill and so began what has often been called “the last of the poor man’s gold rushes”. By June of that year 500 people were on the Gulgong gold fields and by 1872 when the first official census was taken it was estimated that the population of Gulgong and its satellite villages was approximately 20 000..
Opening hours 1pm to 3pm 7 days a week (except major public holidays) or by appointment
phone 02 6374 1844 or
PO Box 313 Gulgong 2852
Entry fees Child $2 – Adult $4 – Family $8
GOLD PANNING INCLUDED IN ENTRY FEE
COACH TOURS & SCHOOL EXCURSIONS WELCOME
EASY BUS, CAR AND CARAVAN PARKING
SHORT WALK FROM GULGONG CDB
After the initial introduction to Gulgong’s fascinating gold mining history you may feel the need to explore the rich tapestry of the town. Every facet of Gulgong’s history is showcased. Gulgong has so much to offer and was depicted on the original Ten Dollar note when the Australian currency changed to decimal currency in 1966. Hence the fond reference to Gulgong by many as the “Town on the Ten Dollar Note”
So why not take the time to explore Gulgong and visit the other museums/places of interest, it is most a fascinating adventure.