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  • The Australian Coal Mining Museum

    The Australian Coal Mining Museum

    Showcasing the past, present and future of Coal Mining across the globe

  • Discover Coal Capital Blackwater

    Discover the ‘Coal Capital’ of Australia

    Surrounded by natural treasures and mineral wealth

Discover the Central Queensland BICC Experience

The Queensland Central Highlands is home to some incredible attractions both natural and man-made. Whilst visiting the region be sure to stop at the iconic Blackwater International Coal Centre (BICC) and discover why Blackwater is rightly named “The Coal Capital.” During your visit to the BICC you can explore the Past, Present and Future inside the Australian Coal Mining Museum that showcases interactive media displays, exhibits and simulators. Be astounded by the magnificence of life size machinery, replicated mini-mining displays and view our impressive historical timeline spanning 50 metres!

Central Queensland Attraction Blackwater International Coal Centre

For a truly unique experience whilst visiting the Central Queensland region, you can join us on one of our guided mine tour at one of Blackwater’s operating Coal Mines. Join our delightful tour guide as they take you on a coal mining adventure, tours operate every Tuesday and Wednesday (seasonally) , bookings are essential – call (07) 4982 7755.

Make a day of your visit and enjoy a relaxing picnic in our award-winning Timeless and Japanese Gardens, or have a bite to eat at The Coal Cafe. Our Cafe has something delicious for every tastebud from freshly made scones, toasted sandwiches and the best Coffee in town!

We really are the perfect place to stop, have a rest or even stay a night or two! Blackwater is located 2 hours west of Rockhampton and 50 minutes east of Emerald – right on the Capricorn Highway. With free on-site Caravan parking, clean amenities, and information centre you can be assured a hassle free stop welcomed with a friendly smile.

Look out for our BIG red dragline buckets, and stop in and say G’Day!