Starting at the Coal Mines Carpark on Coal Mine Road, Saltwater River, this walk takes you on a circuit around the Coal Mines Historic Site. Take a short walk around this picturesque site on the Tasman Peninsula, which once housed up to 600 convicts, labouring in the inky blackness of underground tunnels. The peaceful site, overlooking the shallow waters of Ironstone Bay, is now largely in ruins. Stay on track as you explore them and read the informative panels to learn more about the areas history and the stories of the people who lived and worked there. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.