Established in 1922 and continuing the tradition of fellowship and mateship established in its formative years as a coal mining town, Collinsville rates high on the friendliness scale.
The warm reception extended to any traveller is worth a detour off the usual tourist track.
Along with a sign that ensures visitors that Collinsville is a place that you will always come back to is the first indication pof the town’s undeniable sociability.
The small tourism office in the town centre, which is an offshoot of Whitsunday Regional Council’s main tourist information centre at Mt Gordon, boasts staff who are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, ensuring that all visitors are well advised of the surrounding attractions including the Collinsville Coal Mining Heritage Centre.
Collinsville is well signed with the location of all facilities and services clearly indicated. Parks and public toilets are clean and tidy and this neatness is emulated in the town’s streetscape.
Adding to the allure is an intriguing feature in the main street. A sizeable blackboard is in place and this is where generations of Collinsville residents have chalked their commentaries on important issues of the day.
Collinsville is a town committed to welcoming all who happen upon her attractions.
Several Murals depicting the early days of settlement and mining can be found along the main street.
A Memorial Statue to miners killed in the districts mines and “The Coalface Experince” museum at the United Mineworkers Club in Railway Road, is a worthwhile place to visit while in Collinsville. The Annual Memorial Service Dedicated to those Miners is held on the 13th of October.