Country Charm In The Centre Of The Whitsundays

When it comes to exploring a new town, locals know best, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more passionate community than Collinsville.

The town sits in the centre of the Whitsundays region. At its core, a coal mining history that dates back more than a century ago. To get a better understanding of this rich history, we’d suggest a visit to the Coalface Experience. The display gives visitors an idea of what life was like underground, from reenactment videos, interactive displays and memorabilia from the mines.

Learning about local history is a great way to explore a town, another is through your taste buds! You’re bound to feel like one of the locals as soon as you step foot in the Bowen River Hotel. The homestead was originally built in 1861 and has had many lives since. These days, it’s a welcomed stop for travelers, offering lunch and dinner seven days a week.

If you’re looking for a place to pull up stumps, locals will no doubt recommend the Opal Ridge. The motel brings a touch of luxury to the centre of town. The rooms are modern with a rustic charm and the pool area is a leafy-green oasis in the outback. And here’s a tip – make sure you check in hungry! The onsite restaurant, Black Opal is where you’ll find refreshing drinks, outstanding meals and friendly customer service.

Outback Queenslanders have a wonderful way of welcoming visitors with open arms. Whether you spend a day, a week or a month, you’ll leave town feeling like you’re part of the furniture.

For more places to explore in the Whitsundays region, visit Tourism Whitsundays.

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