The Miner's Cottage

Tours - Non Bookable Charters Towers


Phone: 0401 666 441

Try your luck Gold Panning at the historic Miners Cottage! Recreate the early days of the gold-rush long ago. Learn how to find real gold! Pan gravel and river sand sourced from local creeks and old mine tailings! Keep any gold you find! No guarantees – but you will learn how it was done. This great hands-on experience is popular with families, schools, locals and visitors.
Established 30 years ago by retired prospector Alan Silverwood, the Miners Cottage is a “must-do” of the Towers, located right in the heart of town, a short walk from the Visitor Information Centre.


Embark on an authentic gold panning adventure at the renowned Miners Cottage!

Map & Directions

26 Deane Street, Charters Towers