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Top Moranbah Attractions – Splendid Highlights for the Sightseer

The town of Moranbah is always a pleasant locality to visit. In the environs of this agreeable town, you will find a number of engrossing attractions that will capture the imagination of the sightseer.

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Grosvenor Complex

Visitors to Moranbah may take the opportunity to visit the interesting Grosvenor Complex. Here you will be able to drop in at the Visitor Information Centre and view attractions like the Coalface Gallery and the local library. The Coalface Gallery is a modestly sized yet engrossing art gallery which primarily serves the local community. This gallery provides the local craftspeople and artists with the chance to display their artworks without any cost. This gallery also organises art and craft exhibitions whilst also hosting mobile exhibitions. By visiting this gallery you will have the opportunity to observe the artistic talents of the people of the local area.

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Grosvenor Park

A highlight at this popular park is the Musical Railway Line, which was actually a local artistic project initiated by the Queensland Arts Council. This musical feature is intended for the use and enjoyment of the public; it is always interesting to take a turn on this musical attraction and make some music of your own. Another attraction at this venue is the mural titled 'Australia Remembers' which has been created as a mark of respect to the courageous servicemen and women who fought during World War II. This mural was meticulously created by the students of the local high school.

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Federation Walk

The popular Federation Walk is an appealing feature of Moranbah that is sure to capture the interest of leisure seekers. In fact, visitors will know that they have reached the town when they encounter the 'Big Red Rhino Bucket' which is located at the entrance to Moranbah. This bucket is regarded as belonging to Federation Walk, a promenade which takes strollers into the tranquil nature of the area. Interestingly this pleasant promenade required no less than four years to complete. This brief but enjoyable walk will take visitors to the attractive Grosvenor Creek and out amidst the appealing wildlife of the area. A choice of accommodation that you could consider from where you can conveniently visit this attraction would be Moranbah service apartments like the centrally located Oaks Moranbah.

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Moranbah Commemorative Clock

The Moranbah Commemorative Clock is a feature of the town that has been dedicated to mark the 50th anniversary – which fell in 1995 – of the conclusion of World War II. You will see that this clock has been placed on top of a metal pillar, which in turn stands on a base of concrete that has been covered with slate. Visitors will notice that three sides of the base of this monument have been embellished with the badges of the three military forces; the Army, Navy and the Air Force. Meanwhile, the fourth face of the base bears a plaque stating the dedication of the monument.

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Peak Downs Mine Tour

The Peak Downs Mine is a significant producer of raw coal, producing as much as 8 million tonnes of this material annually. After being mined this raw coal is crushed, cleaned and subsequently exported to as many as fifteen destinations in other nations. By joining a tour of the mine, which is provided free of charge you will have the opportunity to observe the workings of this massive mine. You will be amazed by the size and magnitude of the entire operation as well as the sophisticated equipment employed in the mine. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with interesting information regarding the mining operation as well as the technologies used in its various aspects.

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