Admission to the site is by guided tour only.
Tours cost: $7.50 per person, Family $25.00
Time: approximately 1¼ hours
Length: approximately 300m
Surface: Boardwalks and compacted paths
In 1880 Alluvial Gold was discovered by Canadian Henry Williams in shingle on the beach seven kilometres north of Bermagui. The Rush was on!
Within three weeks, 2000 miners were on the field. Where did they come from? How did they get here? 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 engrossing tours departing daily at 2pm, or by arrangement (No tours Christmas Day or Good Friday). Group bookings by appointment.
The 300m of boardwalks and compacted pathways meanders past shafts that have been fenced off or covered so you can look down them in safety. There are 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.
Groups of more than 12 people and bus tour operators please book your tour through the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre, ph: 02 6493 3054 or email email@example.com.
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 Holiday Park Kiosk at the entrance to the Goldfield.
Plan a stop at Montreal Goldfield. Call us now on 02 6493 3054 to arrange a guided tour for your passengers.