The Miners Rest Motel is conveniently located in the centre of the commercial area of Blackwater, one street back from the Capricorn Highway and as such we are not subjected to the disruptive noise of heavy haulage and the coal rail traffic. We are within 5 minutes walk to most amenities that Blackwater has to offer such as the Country Club, International Coal Centre and Cinema Complex, Thai Take Away, Bakery, Newsagency, Hairdressers, Restaurants, Hotels, Banks, Doctor Surgery, Red Rooster, Pizza Hut, McDonalds and Subway.
The Miners Rest Motel lies a town filled with rich history, a heart-warming community and surrounded by natural treasures.
Best known as the Coal Capital of Queensland, Blackwater is home to the Blackwater International Coal Centre where you can learn everything there is to know about coal. With over 20 exhibits and displays, the centre tells the story of the region's coal mining industry - past, present and future. Apart from its rich mining history, the town also boasts one of the finest Japanese gardens in the state and an award winning Aquatic Centre.
Test your knowledge of flags with a walk in Lions Park where you'll see one of the largest displays of flags in the world or head over to Bedford Weir to enjoy fishing, boating and camping.
Take a trip 55 kilometres east of town to the spectacular Blackdown Tableland National Park where you'll discover hundreds of plant and animal species. It's a great place to pitch a tent for a few nights with lots of walking trails, lookouts and picnic areas to enjoy.