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Top Attractions in Moranbah – A Laid Back Coal Mining Town

Located in Queensland on the Peak Downs Highway Moranbah a coal mining town has much to offer the active tourists as well as those hankering for beautiful locales in which to relax. Read on and learn.


Federation Walk

The Big Red Rhino Bucket welcomes you to not just Federation Square but the town of Moranbah. This is a one kilometre nature stroll that took four years to complete. If you are a nature lover this place will prove to be a true haven of delight. Look forward to strolling past Grosvenor Creek while along the way some cheeky little critters can be spotted.


The Grosvenor Complex

A range of attractions are housed within the Grosvenor Complex, a short 10 minute walk for guests at Oaks Moranbah. Housed there is the Coalface Gallery, the library, a lovely little community gallery displaying crafts and art work contributed by the local community and the visitor information centre. Located in Town Square Avenue the gallery is the most prominent feature there; organising regular arts and craft exhibits as well as exhibiting touring displays.


Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park is most famous for the Musical Railway Line; a public arts project commissioned by the Queensland Music Festival and arts council. The display is open to the public and anyone may use it; so go ahead and let out the inner Beethoven in you. This park is the ideal for enjoying long leisurely walks and simply relaxing in with your favourite book. Situated close to some of the best accommodation Moranbah has to offer Grosvenor Park is also home to the Australia Remembers mural; a WWII tribute to the brave men and women who were part of it. This was a project painted by the students of Moranbah State High School in 1995.


Moranbah Commemorative Clock

This clock is a commemoration present to remember the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. The clock is set up on top of a three metre post while the square base on three sides bears the insignia of the Army, Navy and Air Force; the fourth side sports a plaque dedicating the clock. This monument is located on the traffic island where Griffith Street and Saint Francis Drive meet and was a project in conjunction with the Australia Remember committee and Moranbah RSL.


Peak Downs Mine Tour

The heart and soul of this mining town Peak Downs Mine produces over 8 million tons of raw coal annually. The coal which is mined, then washed, crushed and cleaned is packed off to over 15 destinations across the globe. There are bus tours to the mine on the second Wednesday of the month and are fantastic for exploring the open cut mine. Marvel at the sheer magnitude of the mine and girth of machinery used there. An experienced guide will update you on the importance of thel substance mined there. Call the Isaac Regional Council in Moranbah to book the tour; you need to arrive 15 minutes early.

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