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Blackwater Travel Guide, Australia

Blackwater is a relatively small town of Queensland Located 239 km away from Charleville and 319 km away from Tooowooomba. Even though the town is small in size and population, it’s one of the most important towns in Queensland and even in other countries. The city is the premier source of coal in Queensland which has made the city a major power provider. The amount of coal found in Blackwater is more than enough for Queensland. Some of the coal is even exported to other countries.

The town Blackwater is a town for miners. Although there are small hotels, they are usually geared towards miners and their family. There are small shopping malls and restaurants that could provide popular cuisine.

Blackwater Travel guide- Visiting Places

But there are two sites that have made Blackwater an interesting place to visit: the Lions Park and the Japanese Rock Garden. The Lions Park at first glance looks relatively simple but it is home to some of the largest flags in the world. There are more 30 flags on display here. These flags represent different countries who have been Blackwater’s clients for years. There is also a large Japanese Rock Garden in Blackwater. This was created as a tribute to Japan wherein the city became a sister city and Japan is one of the biggest clients of Blackwater. There is also a small but significant structure found near the rock garden which chronicles the history of the coal mine industry.

Blackwater Travel guide-Visiting the Area

There are also two places near Blackwater that should not be missed. Travel a little bit north of Blackwater and you’ll be in Bedford Weir. This place is very popular for anglers. It’s practically a one stop shop for everyone who loves fishing. You can visit and enjoy the place while fishing or camp for a night or two to experience the full beauty of Bedford Weir. You can also go east of Blackwater and after an hour’s drive, you’ll be in Blackdown Tableland National Park. This beautiful park may not cater to those who wanted to be serious in fishing but it is highly recommended for the whole family. There are camping sites and picnic areas that provide a relaxing experience as well as scenic view of the national park.

What you will really like about Blackwater is that even though it is home to some of the biggest coal reserves, it has not affected the town’s simple way of life. Aside from the miners, Blackwater is a simple picturesque town in Queensland.

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