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State Coal Mine

State Coal Mine

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, State Coal Mine has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.

The State Coal Mine is a historical attraction in Wonthaggi, Victoria.

It was once a 20th-century state-owned coal mine from 1910 through to 1968 but was then converted into a tourist attraction and a state park.

State Coal Mine, Tour Prices, Heritage Area, Cafe & Map, Wonthaggi VIC

It is estimated that the black coal deposits on-site are over 150 million years old. It’s also interesting to note that the mine’s tunnels are almost 5,000 kilometres long; creating an underground ring around Wonthaggi.

Visitors are invited to take part in the Underground Tours, which are operated daily. You’ll get to go back in time to learn what it was like to work in a coal mine during the early days, as you make your way through the vast network of tunnels. The interactive tours allow you to see what it was like for the early miners, and how hard they worked extracting black coal.

Kids will enjoy meeting the pit pony, getting a ride on the steam locomotive, going on heritage walks, and watching a film.

After the tours, enjoy a snack and refreshment at the cafe or have a barbecue at the sheltered picnic area.

More than just being a tourist attraction, the State Coal Mine allows visitors to understand the role of coal mining in the cultural heritage of Australia.

Visitors are recommended to make advanced bookings to secure a spot. Wearing closed-toe shoes are a requirement.

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What are the State Coal Mine opening hours?
Mon - Sun: 10am - 4:30pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and ANZAC Day

Underground tours run daily at 11.30am and 2pm. Extra tours run during holiday periods

The tour takes 60-90 minutes to complete. To secure a place on a tour, you must be onsite 30-60 minutes before the tour time.

Please visit our website for more information on the State Coal Mine.
What are the State Coal Mine entry prices?
Adult: $22.30
Child (5 - 15 yrs): $11.50
Concession (Australian Pension Card Holders): $16
Student (16yrs+) and Seniors (Government Seniors Card Holders): $19.40
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $55.90
Child (under 5yrs): Free
Carer: Free

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