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State Coal Mine - Wonthaggi - Underground Mine Tour

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Explore the network of underground tunnels and imagine them dusty and dim, filled with last century's hard-working men drilling and chipping for coal.

The mine remains just as it was in its working days. Tools and equipment are still in place, as if the miners have just walked away. Seams of 130 million year old coal glisten under dim lighting, while empty skips stand idle to rust in the silent tunnels. Kids will love adventuring underground, getting hands-on at the coal face and finding their own treasure to take away.

All underground tours are guided by Parks Victoria staff and volunteers who tell stories from mining days past and explain mining methods and social history. Many guides have personal connections to the mine, with a special few being retired miners.

All that's missing are the men and pit-ponies. But if you stand still you can almost hear the clatter of horse shoes on steel rails, rumbling skips and the tapping of pick on coal.

Family Underground Adventure - only $47.30 for a one hour guided underground tour at the State Coal Mine.
Kids will love donning their miners hard-hat, exploring the network of tunnels and getting hands-on at the coal face!

Admission Prices
Adult - $19.00
Child (5 - 15 years) - $9.60
Concession (Australian Pension Card Holders) - $13.40
Student and Seniors (Government Seniors Card Holders) - $16.20
Family (2 adults and 2 children) - $47.30

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If you are having any problems when purchasing your tickets online, please contact the Wonthaggi Information Centre on 1300 854 334.

Duration 1.5 hours
Tour Capacity 18 people

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Please Bring
Closed toe shoes.

Pick up Point
State Coal Mine - Visitor Centre. You will be allocated to the closest scheduled tour after your arrival at the Visitors Centre. There are no tours conducted after 3pm. Please arrive one hour before your tour time, or between 10am- 1.30pm for bookings on site.

Cancellation and Indemnity
Tickets are non transferable and non refundable.