Learn about Wonthaggi’s rich history mining at State Coal Mine

Learn about Wonthaggi’s rich history mining at State Coal Mine

• Free entry to the site, open 7 days 10.00am – 4.00pm
• Free guided tours of the aboveground heritage trail daily at 11.30am and 2.00pm
• Pat a pit-pony
• Climb aboard an old steam locomotive
• Learn about Wonthaggi’s rich history mining for black coal in the 1900’s

The State Coal Mine offers additional attractions and exhibits. The visitor center provides a wealth of information through interactive displays, photographs, and artifacts. You can learn about the geological processes that formed coal deposits, the role of coal in powering industries, and the impact of mining on the local environment.

The surface area of the mine features a collection of historic mining machinery, including coal wagons, steam engines, and the iconic headframe that once lowered miners into the depths below. These well-preserved relics offer a visual representation of the ingenuity and engineering prowess employed during the mining operations.

For those seeking a more leisurely experience, the State Coal Mine precinct also includes picnic areas and walking trails. Visitors can enjoy the picturesque surroundings, learn about local flora and fauna, and soak up the tranquil ambiance of the surrounding natural landscape.

19-37 Garden Street, Wonthaggi Victoria 3995, Australia

Phone Number
03 8427 2118



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