The Gulgong Gold Experience  has been excavated into the slopes of Red Hill and incorporates the original commissioned tile mural that was erected in 1988 depicting the gold leads of the Gulgong.  This  interesting building serves as the information hub for the facility and houses detailed audio and visual displays of Gulgong’s gold history. On entry, visitors are given an insight into life on the gold fields with the enlarged Holtermann photograph of a puddling scene, along with an original dray.

The underground theme is carried on through the replica underground mining tunnel which is tunnelled into the back wall with interesting features to explore and stories to be told.

Once above ground, the examples of quartz rock, the view down the original mine shaft and the tranquil view over Red Hill, form part the Gulgong Gold Experience.

For those who are a little more adventurous, gold panning is available. Gravel from local  gold bearing creeks is brought in regularly and panning equipment is free to ticketed visitors. There are no guarantees that you will find gold but you may strike it lucky.  Finders Keepers!

Opening Hours:

Daily 1 pm – 3 pm except *major public holidays (see below for details)

Gold Panning from 1 pm to 2.45 pm

School Excursions & Group Bookings by appointment

Easy Caravan & Coach access

Children $2            Adults $4          $8 Families


*Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day