PADDY HANNAN’S OUNCE OF LUCK: TALES FROM THE GOLDEN MILE
included in fare
The gold rush, set off by Paddy Hannan’s discovery in 1893 was one of the biggest in Australian history. After dinner, visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine where you will enjoy a short play (performed by local artists) from theatre company Stage Left, highlighting the tales of The Golden Mile and the beginning of the thriving days of gold glory.
When your live performance comes to an end, you can choose to climb up on to a dump truck for a great photo opportunity before heading to the oversized ‘Super Pit’. Over one hundred years on and the world’s largest single open cut mining operation continues to recover the precious metal and the city has prospered as a result. It’s not until you visit the ‘Super Pit’, a gold mine that is approximately 3.6 kilometres long, 1.6 kilometres wide and 512 metres deep, that you understand just how big this business is.
Return to the Indian Pacific for your journey onwards through the night.
Recommended Fitness Level: Low – coach tour with short walks and seated experience.
Please Note: This is a late evening experience, commencing at 9pm and arriving back to the Indian Pacific at approximately 12am.