State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi

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The State Coal Mine, also known as State Coal Mine Heritage Area, is a former 20th century state-owned black coal mine located in Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia. The mine was operational from 1910 until 1968 and is now a state park and tourist attraction.
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  • Situated just out of town, on the way to Cape Patterson, this is a fabulous glimpse into the history of black coal in Victoria. There is no entry fee payable, unless you take the underground mine...  more »
  • My husband, myself and 2 boys (aged 7 and 3) headed down for a tour of the mine from San Remo. It was well worth the trip! We were lucky enough to have Leo (the last miner to work in the state coal...  more »
  • Very nice for a day tour. Friendly staffs will bring you around the mining tunnels. You go very deep into the ground and an amazing opportunity to learn how the mining been done.
  • This place is amazing. Totally recommend going out of your way to do the tour, is worth every cent. There's heaps to do above ground as well and the staff and volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. The history of the mine, the techniques used over the years and the change in technology used was fascinating. We took five kids under 10 there and they loved it.

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