Carman’s Tunnel was commenced around 1882 by the Great International Quartz Mining Company, as an attempt to drive a tunnel right through Mt Tarrangower, intersecting the rich gold-bearing reefs that had been mined previously from shaft-type mines on the mount. Work was abandoned at the end of 1884 after progressing only around 600 metres. No gold bearing rock was cut, but the tunnel gives an excellent insight into the mining techniques of the 1880s and a few other surprises of this popular local attraction.
Cost: Contact us for price.
Availability: Tours are available most days and will be arranged by Camp Staff. It is about 3km to Carman’s Tunnel from the camp and this may be completed as part of a bike ride or walked.
Camp Staffing: Camp staff will book your tour and it can be invoiced in your overall Camp Invoice. If going by bike, the Camp bike education staff will escort you as per any other community ride (see above to bike education).