Imagine risking everything for the chance to strike it rich on the gold fields. For some, lady luck struck indeed. Mount Morgan is home to what was one of the world’s most productive gold mines.
So productive in fact that in the past it paid Australia’s national debt and contributed to the the cost of Australia’s World War I campaign. Step back in time and visit the Mount Morgan Gold Mine Museum, diving into a unique collection of early mining equipment, household objects, photographs, cultural and educational aspects of the past.
In 1898, Mount Morgan Railway Station was built to serve the booming gold mine. Today it’s part of the Mount Morgan Railway Museum which is definitely worth a visit whether you’re a railway buff or just looking for something different to pass an afternoon.
It’s easy to soak up at least a whole day at No 7 Dam. Known by the locals as ‘Big Dam’ due to its expansive size, it’s a haven for water sports fans. It has a large playground and extensive shaded barbecue and picnic area, home to a family of kookaburras.