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Blackwater is both a town and a locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. It is the major town in a significant coal mining area in Central Queensland. At the 2011 census, Blackwater had a population of 5,100.
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05 Mar 2017

Blackwater is a mining town on the Capricorn Highway about 75 kilometres east of Emerald.  We drove around to take a look at the town on a recent caravan journey through Queensland.

There are a  a couple of caravan parks in town which are mostly full of dongas for the Miners. The town seems small from the highway as it runs along the southern edge - the main shopping centre and most of the miner housing are located several blocks away. 

This is a large coal mining area with the coal shipped to Gladstone by electric trains which are often over a kilometre long. The Blackwater International Coal Centre (BICC) - located on the Capricorn Highway - is one of the attraction in town where you will discover why this is called “The Coal Capital.” The Australian Coal Mining Museum shows the past , present and future of coal mining. There are interactive media displays, exhibits and simulators as well as life size machinery, mini-mining displays and, an historical timeline spanning 50 metres! 


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