The Mining Trail

Mackay, Mackay Area

Tracing the passage of coal from Queensland's Bowen Basin mines, to the port of export to overseas customers, those with an interest in resources and minerals will enjoy The Heritage and Mining Trail of the Mackay region.

A tourist route less travelled, the journey will introduce you to wide, beautiful landscapes, historic towns, vibrant mining communities, impressive man-made works, and the friendly folk of our prosperous hinterland. You're urged to take a few days to discover and enjoy this very special part of Australia.

Journey Details

2 Days
Itinerary Type
One Way
Mode of Travel
418 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children


  • Animal Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Fossicking
  • Lessons/Tutorials
  • Off Road Driving
320 Nebo Road
Mackay, Mackay Area

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