Junior Ranger: Mountain Maid gold mine tour

Junior Ranger: Mountain Maid gold mine tour

Tours run on limited days during school holidays, online bookings essential.

Tue 16 Jul10am - 12pm

Thu 10 Oct10am - 12pm

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
Copeland Rd
Copeland NSW 2422

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Become a ranger for a day and explore the Copeland Tops.

Join an NPWS guide for a peek inside the Mountain Maid gold mine this school holidays and discover what a ranger does to protect this beautiful area.

You'll see some of the old machinery like a battery stamper, whirly-gig gold separator, air compressor and gold carts. You can even pan for gold.

On our 4km tour, you'll learn about the plants and animals that live here and how they survive in this magical park.

Cost: Child $15 per person (5 to 16 years). Accompanying adults free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 1 adult per paid child.

What to bring: It's going to be a busy morning, so remember to wear a hat, sunscreen and enclosed shoes, and bring along some insect repellent, drinking water and snacks. The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.

Getting there: You'll need your own transport to the meeting point in the heritage precinct at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area (turn at Copeland Road) by the departure time specified above.