Works started on this site as a small temporary building completed in 1910, year on year, as holiday makes flocked here the hotel was expanded and expanded, creating a sprawling maze between the rooms, with corridors and passages popping up all over.
After being threatened by bushfires and falling patronage, the operator of the hotel locked the doors with a weeks notice, and left, where it’s sat ever since.
12 hour underground jaunt in over 40Km of huge abandoned mine works? Sure, why not. In fact, why don’t we just drive in?
This mine produced limestone, but limestone that could take a shine. Like a cheap version of marble. Countless monuments and many notable buildings are made of products mined from this site. Later years saw the facility extracting stone, and processed underground in an a unique underground plant.
Now it sits quietly in the country side, two giant doors in the side of a mountain, concealing the largest adit we’ve ever seen.