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Joadja Creek Heritage Tours

Joadja Creek Heritage Tours 1760 Joadja Rd, Joadja Creek, New South Wales 2575, Australia
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HISTORY ALMOST FORGOTTEN

Joadja is an amazing site located a short drive from Mittagong, that holds a story that we've never... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Obanini1
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Canberra, Australia
A Historic Gem in discontinued Kerosene, Oil and mineral mining territory

We attended with a club group by bus. We spent an informative and enjoyable 3+ hours touring the15... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Jeffrey S
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Joadja Creek Heritage Tours 1760 Joadja Rd, Joadja Creek, New South Wales 2575, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joadja is an amazing site located a short drive from Mittagong, that holds a story that we've never heard before. Val, our tour guide has so much knowledge that he continued for nearly two hours providing a fantastic account of the Joadja mining of shale...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We attended with a club group by bus. We spent an informative and enjoyable 3+ hours touring the15 of the 40+ sites via trolley people carriers. Val, the owner and tour guide, provided a detailed historical evolution commentary of each site and the property overall....More

Thank Jeffrey S
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I have been trying to do this tour for ages but it is only on a few times a year - but it was worth the wait! As I had not been to Joadja before I didn't exactly know what to expect. The 2 hour...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is the 4th time I've brought our group over the years. Nestled in the southern highlands this shale mining town boomed in the late 1800's mostly worked by scottish migrants and their families.To-day you can take a tour of the site with Val the...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I made the mistake of thinking this was a ghost town like others across Australia and you could freely walk around the ruins. No. I travelled for more than an hour, got to the turn-off to be greeted by a piece of A4 paper stating...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Could you please tell people that you are Closed at the Joadja turn off because its a long drive and disappointing. We did drive in anyway very badly signposted in distance. ..saw nothing after some time. ..turned back.....very disappointed.

1  Thank geraldi218
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had been planning to visit for years, glad we finally got there. Recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the local history of the area or would like a glimpse into our industrial heritage. The owners/hosts have a fantastic knowledge of and...More

Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went with no particular expectations ( didn't even think to see if there were reviews on TripAdvisor) We went on the guided tour and it was really great, especially Vals enthusiasm and knowledge , thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited with 30 members of our club in a bus. The bus navigated the last section of winding gravel road down into the valley quite well. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the welcoming morning tea, and the trolley tour with Val's knowledge of the...More

Thank Frodo185
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

An old shale mining village that ceased operation in the late 1920s. Run by a lovely couple Valero and Elisa Jimenez. they have an operating farm and their backyard is this wonderful heritage listed shale mining village. Val offers a tour of the site with...More

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Carl B
24 October 2017|
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Response from jillnorris | Reviewed this property |
As we went with a group I recommend you ring Val direct: (020) 4878 5129 . Hope this helps you it's a great tour and the owners are very friendly and helpful
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Christine W
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Response from ForeverYoung50 | Reviewed this property |
Better late than never... I've just reviewed this and saw your question. Don't know whether or not you got to go, but just in case you still haven't been I'll try to answer. Anywhere in Mittagong is fine to stay (plenty of... More
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