Carman’s Tunnel

Carman’s Tunnel is an original Maldon gold mine which was commenced in 1882.

The mine was an attempt to drive a tunnel through Mount Tarrangower to intersect quartz reefs that had previously been mined from vertical shafts.

The mine is located in Carman’s Gully and is the best preserved example of very early quartz mining in Australia.

The mine was first opened as a tourist mine in 1964 and is now managed by a committee of management.

The mine is open for viewing on Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays and most School Holidays. Tours operate at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. You should allow one hour for your visit to the mine.

Please take cash to pay for the entrance fee as no EFTPOS is available.

Admission Fee

Adults: $7.50
Children: $2.50


Opening hours

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm