We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coal Mines Historic Site

Coal Mines Road | via Premaydena, Saltwater River, Tasmania 7186, Australia
+61 3 6251 2310
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Port Arthur Shore Excursion: The Tasman Arch, Tasman Blowhole and the Coal Mine...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“port arthur” (37 reviews)
“car park” (11 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Coal Mines Road | via Premaydena, Saltwater River, Tasmania 7186, Australia
+61 3 6251 2310
Write a Review
Reviews (105)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

31 - 40 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is an unmanned site next to the sea that you are free to wander through at your own pace. There is not much to tell you where you can wander so try to pick up one of the excellent pamphlets at Port Arthur or...More

Thank WorldsMyOyster5
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Had the site to ourselves only wish we had more time to explore all the ruins. The military area is just behind the car park and is very interesting especially the underground cells.

Thank James M
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I am so pleased that we got out of the car and went for a walk around this site. It was fantastic. The paths were accessible on the 30 minute loop to the ruins on the edge of the bay. The isolation cells underground were...More

Thank MaurTee
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We decided to spend a few hours hiking around the site of the Historical Coal Mine. It is an amazing location for a coal mine being perched on a cliff with fantastic ocean views. There are lots of interesting historical facts to read about the...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 31 December 2015

It was not a place that I had heard of before and it is out of the way but well worth a visit. Anticipate a good walk if you want to see the various parts of the site which include various ruins (prison and officers...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 14 December 2015

An evocative place walking around the ruins, finding quite a bit of coal discarded on the beaches and the down track from the mine to the loading area. Seeing the dungeons where the prisoners were kept and the salacious stories of prisoner conduct - you...More

Thank LondonTell
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I did not learn anything by spending time wandering around this site.There was some very interesting information at the beginning of the walk(s),but little more than what I had learned at Port Arthur Historic Site. What few signs were there just repeated what the other...More

Thank Jim R
PAHSMA M, Public Relations Manager at Coal Mines Historic Site, responded to this review

Hello Jim, we are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to the Coal Mines Historic Site; however we deliberately keep this a much more low-key experience compared to the Port Arthur Historic Site, in response to feedback from most of our visitors who...More

Reviewed 21 November 2015

We visited this site while on our bus history tour. It was really good to go and see such a place - ruins - but actually beautiful. To stand still and think about what it must have been like all those years ago, to have...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Beautiful drive in. Magnificent camping area at end of road. Good moderate walk around a loop that joins up the points of interest, or drive to each seperately.

Thank Johnno60
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We visited late in the afternoon after going to Port Arthur: probably too much in one day. We were only able to do the short walk to the prison ruins, but the area is SO scenic, it deserves the longer two hour walk. This site...More

1  Thank Hugh S
Nearby Restaurants
Lucky Ducks Restaurant
201 reviews
7.79 miles away
Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed
282 reviews
8.39 miles away
Fat Quoll Woodfire
36 reviews
8.86 miles away
Cubed Espresso Bar
82 reviews
11.15 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Nubeena Tavern
9 reviews
7.42 miles away
Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed
48 reviews
8.39 miles away
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
452 reviews
8.97 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Coal Mines Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines