Local historian Bill Shaw enthralls schoolchildren on a Goldfield tour.
Admission to the site is by guided tour only.
Tours cost: $5.00 per person, Family $20.00
Time: approximately 1¼ hours
Length: approximately 300m
Surface: Boardwalks and compacted paths
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Let our local guides bring Montreal alive!
In 1880 the Canadian Henry Williams discovered alluvial gold in shingle on the beach seven kilometres north of Bermagui. The Montreal Gold Rush was on!
Within 3 weeks, 2000 miners were on the field. Where did they come from? What did they find? And how did this huge influx of single-minded and determined prospectors live, work and sort out their differences in such harsh conditions?
Our local guides answer these questions and more during fascinating tours departing daily at 2pm, or by arrangement.
The track followed is approximately 250m long with 60% wheelchair access and many restful benches along the way. The tour takes about 1¼ hours and toilet facilities are available.
Information packs on History, Geology, Mining Processes and Environment are available from the Goldfield Heritage Centre, and at the Bermagui Information Centre.
Tours run daily at 2pm from site on Wallaga Lake Road (No tours Christmas Day or Good Friday)
Group bookings by appointment.
Groups of more than 12 people and bus tour operators please book your tour
through the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre, ph: 6493 3054, or call in to Bermagui Community Centre, cnr Young and Bunga Streets.
It is recommended that tour participants wear walking shoes, long sleeves, long trousers and a wide brimmed hat, and carry a drink bottle. Drinks, ice creams, food etc are available at the
Wallaga Lake Caravan Park Kiosk at the entrance to the Goldfield.