Collinsville Queensland

Collinsville is a mining town in outback Queensland.

It is inland from Bowen on the coast of north Queensland.

Between Townsville and the Burdekin Region in the north, and Mackay and the Whitsundays region in the south.

collinsville queensland

It is less than an hour's drive from the coast, through some outback country.

The main reason the town exists is its coal mine.

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There some murals illustrating its history, ...

collinsville mural

... and there is the Coal Face Mining Museum where you can find out more about the town's mining past and present. It's a good one if you are into mining.

collinsville museum

There is also a mining memorial, and of course the two mines - Collinsville Coal Mine, and Sonoma Coal Mine.

collinsville memorial

On 13. October every year, a Miners' Memorial Day is held at the Museum, to remember the 26 men who have lost their lives in the mines of Collinsville. The October 13th was the day for the worst disaster of the town when seven men lost their lives in an underground mine explosion.

collinsville pub

Like elsewhere in countryside Australia, pubs are hotels where you can stay. But for an even better outback experience, I recommend Bowen River Hotel.

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