Poppet head is a recreation similar to that used during gold mining era at Hill End late 19th C. Mearby is purpose built mine shaft for tourism and filming purposes. Runs 130 metres into hillside. Timbered in the traditional way in parts and hard rock in other parts. Has power supply and power points throughout. Rail track and trolley available as props or for tracking shots. At end of shaft is series of timber ladders to surface. This ‘mine’ is an ideal filming location. Being purpose built, it overcomes the OHS and Mining Act restrictions normally applying to current or disused mines.
Bathurst Regional Council