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Wonthaggi: Discover our Secrets

Explore the hidden gems of Bass Coast's centre. Some hiding in plain sight.

Like the magnificently rugged, quietly mysterious coves and beaches of the nearby Bass Coast - where the fossils of ancient dinosaurs can still be found.

Others are below the surface waiting to be discovered, like the tale-filled tunnels of the historic State Coal Mine.

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The State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi

Find your Wonthaggi secret

Uncover our country-meets-coast lifestyle to vibrant arts scene. Discover rich social history, with Bunurong Country cultural heritage. Explore chilled-out cafes and bird-brimming wetlands.

Wonthaggi also marks the start of the Bass Coast Rail Trail, a perfect walking and cycling experience through some of Gippsland’s most beautiful landscapes and natural habitats.

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McBride Avenue Gardens, Wonthaggi

Explore the Storytown Wonthaggi Town History Tour

In partnership with Storytowns, plus close collaboration with local business and community, we're revealing the wonders Wonthaggi has to offer with our new digital Town History Tour.

Download the Storytowns app (via the Apple App Store or Google Play), and search 'Wonthaggi' to listen to our exclusive podcasts which explore the mysteries of our town. Then visit us in-person to experience the fascinating stories in reality - celebrated by both residents and visitors.

From our iconic Shaft Mine and historical Union Theatre, to the mysterious whale bone or Jimmy Dvate's iconic murals, listen to the episodes in the car or at home. Then come visit us to tour the rare assets of our town in real life.

With huge thanks to the Wonthaggi and District Historical Society.

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There are so many secrets to discover: our amazing coastal environment, remarkable social history, thriving arts scene, delicious foodie culture, strong sporting community and so much more....
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About Wonthaggi Discover Our Secrets

Wonthaggi Discover our Secret is a new campaign designed to foster curiosity, encourage exploration of Wonthaggi’s many hidden treasures and inspire visitation. It will ignite interest in the town’s rich culture, history, natural assets, business and tourism offerings.

By helping people to discover our secrets we can generate fresh interest in Wonthaggi and attract people to visit, live and invest in the town.

It also forms part of a broader Wonthaggi Opportunity Unlocked Advocacy strategy currently being implemented to generate further investment in the town by State and Federal Governments and nurture economic growth.

The Discover Our Secret theme will be reflected across a wide range of activity, inspiring visitors to take a closer look at Wonthaggi’s diverse attractions and unsung treasures. It is designed to foster community pride too.

Our indigenous heritage is also appreciated and valued by both community and visitors.

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Visitors explore the iconic State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi