Things To Do in Wonthaggi

Welcome to Wonthaggi. Known throughout Australia as one of the country's great coal mining region, boasting in above-ground heritage sites, scenic walks through bushland, wetlands and costal reserves. 

The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s.

Constructed in 1911, the iconic, heritage-listed Kilcunda Bridge stretches 91 meters across Bourne Creek at Kilcunda.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail is a 23km trail for walking, cycling or horse riding which runs from Wonthaggi to Anderson.

Coastal beaches stretching from Wonthaggi to Kilcunda includes beaches such as Cutlers Beach, Williamsons Beach, Baxter's Beach and the Mouth of the Powlett River.

Set on a huge 60 acres, the park is home to over 100 different species of Australian animals. It is here that you can not only see, but hand feed and really experience close encounters with wildlife.

The Wonthaggi Heathland and Coastal Reserve is an incredible 811-hectare area surrounded by 10 kilometers of unspoiled and secluded coastland.

Directly opposite our park, this large grassed area is boasting with a full set of facilities such as sheltered and unshaded tables, toilets, BBQs and water tap.

ArtSpace Gallery Wonthaggi offers quality artworks by Gippsland artists and includes a Gift Shop stocked with beautiful original textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and woodwork created by Gippsland artisans.