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Spend summer in Iron Knob

Spend summer in Iron Knob

In partnership with Iron Knob

For a small town, Iron Knob has excellent recreational amenities, including a nine-hole golf course, lawn bowls, and attractive shady parks with restroom facilities. A Rural Transaction Centre – including a post office with public internet access, and a park with playground and public murals – makes the town a friendly stopover for travellers.

Iron Knob began as a housing settlement for miners somewhere between the late 1800s to early 1900s. It is often said to be the birthplace of Australia’s steel industry, and the mine is among the oldest still active in Australia.

Currently, the mine is owned and operated by SIMEC. The main part of the town itself is not company land, but is freehold – having been proclaimed a township in February 1915. 

The town of Iron Knob has faced many changes since the mine temporarily closed between the mid 1990s to 2013, but is now back to full operations. Iron Knob’s ‘Aussie battler’ spirit, and a quiet determination to not give up or in, has kept Iron Knob’s community spirit not only alive, but also with an eye to the future.

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