Ok...it's small, but quite interesting.
If you enjoy a trip down memory lane (well I did with the old typewriter ;o) or perhaps if you are a little bit interested in Australian history....gold rush and early settlers etc, then this place is worth a squiz. It doesn't take up much of your time and even if you only read one or two signs like I did....you can get a feel for what it was like in the old early settler days in Australia.
Well there's not really a lot to do in Pine Creek. But if you are travelling through then it's worth a stop for a feed, beer and check out the Railway Museum and Miners Park.
Just look for this windmill and you've found the spot :o)
Here, we are walking across the road for our first junk food meal in 9 days.....check out my restaurant tips. And across the road, you can fill up your car with gas.
In the distance is the Railway Museum and Miners Park.....but we didn't walk there. After our big meal....we drove ;o)
On the main stret entering town, the Water Gardens are a nice place to take some pictures and sit and read a book. Ample shade and picnic tables provides a relaxing location for a respite from the top end heat. Also if the season is right an assortment of wildlife and birdlife may be seen.
Only a short drive or slightly longer walk is the Mine Lookout offering nice views of the now filled with water mine and surrounding areas.
The mine (Enterprise Pit) is now filled with water to a depth of 135 metres. The Pit commenced as the Enterprise Shaft in 1906 and was worked intermittently until 1985 when it was turned into an open cut mine. Between 1985 and 1995 764,000 ounces of gold was extracted.
Near the lookout can be viewd old chinese mine shafts.