35 Bywong Town Road
(follow signs from Federal Highway)
Bywong NSW 2621
31 kms from Canberra
Tel: 02 6236 9183
Fax: 02 6236 9000
Web site: www.bywongtown.com.au
In the early 1850s, traces of gold were discovered in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area.
These were the days of bushrangers. John Tennant, Jacky Jacky, Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall were names to be feared, as they roamed the country, relieving those who had struck it rich of their new-found wealth.
Bywong Town Gold Mining Village, 28 kilometres north of Canberra, recreates something of those early days. Here you can see an active gold mine with working machinery - and even try your hand at panning for gold - in a bushland setting.