Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery History Tour

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Join us on a 75 minute Guided Tour through one of Australia's last standing Gold Stamp Batteries. Hear how they extracted Gold from the ore, and much more!

The Venus Battery is a remarkable survivor of the period of Charters Towers history as a gold mining and processing area.

The Battery was opened in July 1872, the same year that gold was discovered in Charters Towers. It was the first custom mill to be operated on behalf of the public in Charters Towers.

By 1919, most of the mines had closed in the area and the Mines Department purchased the mill. This was to ensure that there would be at least one operating mill in the area for gold producing mines in North Queensland.

Extensive restoration work has been carried out and now the mill operates as a tourist attraction.

Suitable for all ages. A great experience for groups, visitors and those who love history…

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Stop At: Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery, Millchester Road, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820 Australia

75 Minute Guided Tour through one of Australia's last standing Gold Stamp Batteries. Hear how they extracted the Gold from the Ore and much more!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All travellers must have be fully vaccinated to attend the tour (unless you have a valid exemption or under the age of 16) - Proof of vaccination or exemption must be shown at check-in or you will be refused entry. No refund granted.
  • Clients must be wearing flat-soled enclosed shoes. If you are wearing thongs, sandals or high heels you will be declined entry. No refund granted.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend this tour, unless you have a valid exemption or are under the age of 16. You must be able to show either a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate at check-in. Anyone not meeting these requirements will be refused entry. No refund granted.
  • 75 Minute Guided Tour
  • Hear previously untold stories
  • Time to ask a knowledgeable Local questions about the Battery
  • Entry/Admission - Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food or Drink (please bring water with you)

Departure Point
Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery, 200 Jardine St, Millchester QLD 4820, Australia

Departure Time
10:00 AM

1 hour 15 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.