Blinman is a town in the Flinders Ranges 485 km north of Adelaide City. It is a small town in the outback with only a population of just 18. Blinman Mine is named after Robert Blinman a shepherd who discovered the copper deposits way back in 1859. Today, it has been converted into a thriving tourist spot. The Blinman Heritage Mine tour had been set up since 2011 through the efforts of local volunteers. The Underground Experience features an in-depth guided tour about the history of Blinman Mine and the lives of the Cornish Miners back in that era. They have also equipped the well-preserved underground tunnels with lights and sounds system to complete the imaginative experience.
By car from Adelaide, follow National Highway A1 towards the north and then to Flinders Ranges Way
An overnight accommodation can be book at North Blinman Hotel. You can also book your visit before coming to Blinman to secure a slot by contacting them using the details below.
Website: www.heritageblinmanmine.com.au Opening times: Daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm from March to November Schedule tour times are: 10am, 12 noon and 2 pm. Tours take approximately 1 hour Contact number: (08)8648 4782; (08) 8648 4370; (08) 8648 4867 Email email@example.com
Note: Covered shoes are essential
RATES Adults $27.50 Pensioners $20
Family (2 adults 2 children) $65
Children (under 12) $11
BUS AND TOUR GROUPS
Groups 20 and over: $20 per person
Groups under 20: $22 per person
Although I have been to Blinman many times,the mine was never open.It is good to see that it is now open to the public on a regular basis.This area is well worth a visit and Blinman is a good staging post to visit the gorges nearby.