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State Coal Mine

State Coal Mine

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

The black coal deposits on-site are estimated to be 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 participate in the Underground Tours, which are operated daily. You’ll go back in time to learn what it was like to work in a coal mine during the early days as you navigate 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, riding the steam locomotive, going on heritage walks, and watching a film.

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

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

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

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What is the State Coal Mine address?
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.

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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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