Copeland State Conservation Area, Mountain Maid Heritage Tour

Mountain Maid Gold Mine

Mountain Maid Track
Copeland NSW 2422

Saturday Open 24 hours Open today, Open 24 hours

Sunday Open 24 hours

Monday Open 24 hours

Tuesday Open 24 hours

Wednesday Open 24 hours

Thursday Open 24 hours

Friday Open 24 hours

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In 1876, a man by the name of Saxby first discovered gold in the district. He found it around Back Creek, now Copeland Creek, near to what is now the village of Copeland. After his discovery, miners from everywhere descended on the area and the population grew to 1,100. Three pubs and four stores soon catered for the needs of 800 miners.

Find out more about the history of mining in the area and see where these gold-hungry souls toiled in Mountain Maid gold mine – one of New South Wales’ longest running operational gold mines. Walk around some historic buildings and get up close and personal with old machinery such as a battery stamper, whirly-gig gold separator, air compressor and gold carts.

Imagine what it was like for them working out here in this remote location. Do you think many noticed the beauty of the surrounding natural environment?

Copeland State Conservation Area, Mountain Maid Heritage Tour

What did others have to say?

John R

a year ago

just love being out there, peaceful atmosphere

Stephen Dubos

2 years ago

Did the paid tour. Well worth it with knowledgeable guide. Actual mine is closed. Beautiful spot.

Zoe Angel

a year ago

Amazing forest!


a year ago


Adrian Down

a year ago