There’s so much history to discover in the Mount Mulligan region. Our guided tours of the old Mount Mulligan township and Tyrconnell Gold Mine let you delve deep into a significant part of Australia’s mining history. Wander through the Mount Mulligan township while visiting the cemetery, and skeletons of the kiln, magazine buildings, power house and chimney stack. You’ll learn about Queensland’s worst mining disaster and how the miners used to live during the early-1900s boom.
Tyrconnell Gold Mine, meanwhile, showcases the gold rush era in Queensland. The well-preserved mining infrastructure includes a 10-head gold stamper and miner’s cottage. Tyrconnell Mine was discovered in 1876 by Irish-born Australian prospector and explorer James Mulligan, who was paid by the Queensland Government to find gold fields.