Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, the State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere,offering interactive fun and interest for the whole family.
Rising from its beginnings as a make shift 'Tent Town', Wonthaggi, 120 km SE of Melbourne quickly grew to the thriving town we know today.
Operating from 1909 to 1968, the State Coal Mine produced almost 17 million tonnes of coal for Victoria's industries and railways.
The mine remains just as it was in its working days.
My visit was on May 13 2012, which was a two-hour exploration around the Heritage Trail. I didn't go on the Underground Tour.
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