Originally known as Duckworth, the town name was changed in 1877 to Bluff to match the name of the railway station.
Things to Experience
Bluff Railway Station is a major railway assembly depot for the surrounding coal basin and a must-see destination for train spotters.
Coal Train Facts
- Trains can be more than two-kilometres long with up to 100 carriages.
- Total loaded weight is 10,800 tonnes.
- The value of saleable coal per train is approximately $850,000 to $1 million.
Blackdown Tableland Gateway Dingo (51 km) and Bluff (53 km) are convenient access points to explore Blackdown Tableland National Park and both offer caravan park and hotel accommodation.
Point of Interest: In 1894, Bluff Colliery began operating the Cambria mine, one of Central Queensland’s first coal mines.