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Junior ranger: Mountain Maid gold mine tour

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

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Step back in time this school holidays and uncover the hidden treasures of Mountain Maid gold mine at Copeland Tops.


Tour dates: Thursday 11 January, Thursday 18 January, Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 16 July and Thursday 10 October 2024.

Tour time: 10am to 12pm.

No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. We’ll walk 2km and there are some steep staircase sections.

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

Meeting point
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area carpark
For large organised groups and school tours contact the NPWS Newcastle Discovery Coordinator on 02 4927 3267.
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Join a Discovery Ranger to find out what plants and animals live here and how they survive in this magical park. Peek inside the Mountain Maid gold mine and discover some of the old machinery like a battery stamper, whirly-gig gold separator, air compressor and gold carts. You can even pan for gold.

Be amazed by the rainforest while you discover what our park rangers do to look after this beautiful park and its heritage.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info