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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...

State Coal Mine

Phillip Island Area – Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi attractions are a favourite among visitors who appreciate history and the outdoors.

This charming town was once home to a thriving black coal mining economy, and today has become a top destination in South Gippsland for many reasons.

Wonthaggi Attractions, Best Things To Do, Places to Visit, Gippsland VIC


Learn more about its coal mining heritage and culture at the State Coal Mine. This attraction takes you on a unique heritage walk and a visit to heritage buildings. One of the major highlights of the mine is being able to explore the underground tunnels, as you learn how men once worked so hard for coal in the early 1900s. The insightful guided tours will impart valuable knowledge that you’ll remember long after your trip is over.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail is also one of the most popular attractions. Bring hiking shoes along as you explore the coast from Kilcunda to Wonthaggi, though you can opt for a shorter trail if you’d like. It covers around 20 kilometres of easy walks peppered with fantastic coastline views. It’s also a terrific trail for scooters and bicycles.

The Wonthaggi ArtSpace and Visitor Information Centre is a great place to be exposed to locally made arts and crafts which you can shop. High-quality souvenirs for all budgets can be found here; you’ll be hard-pressed not to find something for you or your loved ones. The information centre is famous for their world-class service, and you’ll get everything you need to make sure your trip is memorable.

The Guide Park Playground is a must-visit, especially if you’re got kids in tow. The little ones can enjoy hours of fun, and parents need not worry as the park is fenced and completely safe. Adults can unwind underneath the shaded trees with a picnic. The amenities here include toilets, parking, tables and chairs, and paved paths for short walks.

Wonthaggi has something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to add these destinations to your itinerary.



State Coal Mine

State Coal Mine

Wonthaggi, VIC

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...

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Wonthaggi Plaza

Wonthaggi Plaza

Wonthaggi, VIC

Wonthaggi Plaza is a popular shopping centre and the largest of the malls in Southern Gippsland. Home to a great mix of shops and dining outlets, it is certainly one of the best places to spend your day. Wonthaggi...

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What are the top attractions to visit in Wonthaggi?
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What are the most popular things to do in Wonthaggi with kids?
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What can you do in Wonthaggi for free?
The most popular things to do in Wonthaggi for free are:
  • Wonthaggi Plaza
  • Wonthaggi ArtSpace & Visitor Information Centre
  • Guide Park Playground
  • Wonthaggi Wetlands Reserve
  • Fincher Street Reserve
Check out the whole list of attractions in Wonthaggi.

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