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The Miner's Cottage, Charters Towers

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 60 reviews on the web
This is no ordinary museum! The cottage specializes in "hands-on" activities and has several experienced local characters to guide you through the restored dwelling. Popular with school groups and overseas visitors, the cottage has been operating in the "towers" for over 19 years. Real country hospitality, real alluvial gold to be found.
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  • Small cottage, but the owner was very informative and fun. Kept the kids interested with titbits of information. Both kids came out with a little bag of gold that they were shown how to pan for. 
  • An exceptional place A great experience. The owner was very knowledgable and gave us a demonstration on gold panning We even had a go go ourselves and go our little bit of gold as memorabilia. Would h...  read more »
  • This is brilliant especially with kids. The guy running the show does really well and gets the kids hands on involved in the gold panning. And guess what? Most kids walk away with a speck of treasure....  read more »
  • Great fun for the kids. I took my boys there and they loved panning for gold - they even scored a couple of gold flecks. Tony was great with the kids they loved his tales of years gone by, and especially his accordion rendition of twinkle twinkle.
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