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Train on Route to Blackwater Township
Train on Route to Blackwater Township
Mining Action at the Blackwater Mine, QLD
Mining Action at the Blackwater Mine, QLD
Operations at The Blackwater Open Cut Mine
Operations at The Blackwater Open Cut Mine
Train Passing through Blackwater Township
Train Passing through Blackwater Township
Waterfall,  Blackdown Tablelands. Tourism QLD
Waterfall, Blackdown Tablelands. Tourism QLD
The Frank Tutungi Memorial Lions Park Sign
The Frank Tutungi Memorial Lions Park Sign
Blackdown Tablelands, Tourism Queensland
Blackdown Tablelands, Tourism Queensland
Home and Garden in Blackwater, Queensland
Home and Garden in Blackwater, Queensland

Blackwater Information

Blackwater in Queensland is a town with a population of about 6,000 people and is a major coal mining town of Australia with six open cut coal mines. Producing more tonnes than anywhere else in Queensland Blackwater has developed its reputation as the “Coal Capital of Queensland”. The International Coal Mining Centre in town is a great place to discover more about the town’s coal mining activities.

Although the major economy of Blackwater is mining, the town is situated nearby the Blackdown Tablelands National Park which is a major drawcard in attracting tourists and travellers. The National Park is thriving with wildlife, rugged gorges, waterfalls as well plants and species which provides the perfect eco tourism holiday. There are plenty of scenic lookouts like the Horseshoe lookout which will amaze your senses. Often travellers stay overnight at the Munall campground. A permit is however required to stay overnight and registration can be made at the park’s entrance.

Another tourist attraction in Blackwater is the Frank Tutungi Memorial Lions Park. This park is well renowned for the largest display of flags in the world and symbolises the many different nationalities who worked collectively together to establish the town’s coal industry.

The Japanese garden in Blacktown is another hot spot to visit. The gardens contain over 600 tonnes of stone and was constructed to highlight its sister relationship with the Japanese city of Fujisawa.

Angling enthusiastsfrom afar also visit Blackwater to go fishing at the Bedford Weir located just 26 Kilometres from town. The weir is full of good sized Barramundi and the Saratoga fishing competition held every year in September.

Blackwater also features a unique war memorial to visit. Located near the district workers club it has two pine trees growing which seeds came from the Gallipoli war in Turkey.

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Big Caterpillar Dump Truck and Mining in Action at the Blackwater Mine
Big Caterpillar Dump Truck and Mining in Action at the Blackwater Mine
Blackdown Tabledown National Park Near Blackwater. Photo Tourism Queensland
Blackdown Tabledown National Park Near Blackwater. Photo Tourism Queensland