The Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine is located near the Centre of town off Mingelo Street, the mine features 5 spectacular open cuts, walking trails and viewing platforms. The gold mine is open 7 days for self-guided tours, group bookings available by phoning the Parkes Visitor Information Centre on 02 6862 6000.
Lambing Flat was a poor man’s gold field, it was alluvial and mostly 1.5m to 16m below the surface, which meant expensive equipment was not needed. This was the same for the Chinese, who were also poor men, but the Europeans did not see it that way. They resented the Chinese who they claimed looked [...]
Take a wander through the historic Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, see close-up the gold processing works and enjoy the beauty of the rocky Adelong Creek. This hidden gem is the perfect spot for a picnic, taking some stunning photographs or to cool off in some of the deeper pools. Gold can still be found in [...]