Wonthaggi was initially established as a coal mining town, and there’s plenty of things to remind you of this- like the steam horn that goes off every day at noon.
While the mines were in operation, more than 17 million tonnes of coal were extracted. This coal was then use to power railways and power stations.
The town centre has beautiful buildings and trees, making it an attractive area. Along one of the main roads, you can see the top of a mine, and the old railway stations.
The best thing about Wonthaggi is that although it is the largest town in the region, it still feels like a small town. Everyone’s friendly, and it’s such a beautiful little spot