"Captains Flat - Former Mining Town" Captains Flat by victorwkf

Captains Flat Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 83 photos

Firstly, I would like to express a big thank you to George (VT member tiabunna) who gave me a great tour of this place and surrounding areas as well.

Captains Flat is a small and laid-back town in New South Wales state of Australia, and is famous for its former mining glory days. The remains of the mines are still there today, and the government has turned it into a historical site with information boards and old photos at the historical sites of this town. It is worth a visit if you are around the Braidwood and Canberra areas of Australia.

Hope the information and photos of my visit to Captains Flat will be useful to you.

The main highlight of Captains Flat are the historical remains of the former mining town. There is also a memorial at Wilkins Park next to the Molonglo River, along the main road of the town.

The Captains Flat Hotel is very famous around this area. Please see my tip at this VT page for more information on this hotel.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historical and laid-back small town
  • Cons:Off the beaten path, no public transport from other locations
  • In a nutshell:A town with former mining glory
  • Last visit to Captains Flat: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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