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Attractions in Middlemount -A quaint old mining town

Being a major country count in Australia, Middletown lives up to its expectations and has every facility you'd want in it, be it basic necessities or entertainment.

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About Middlemount

Middlemount is a local town in the Isaac Region, Central Queensland and has a population of about 2,000 people only. For a town with so little people, it has quite a collection of shops, restaurants, and cafes around. The natives nicknamed it the "Giant Peanut" as its roads have a peanut shaped layout. Originally a mining town, this place also sprung up in the 1980s and has been inhabited since.

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Cape Palmerston National Park

Housing sandy dunes, clean beaches, and rocky lands, this national park has a 344 metre tall Mount Funnel too. Spreading over almost 7,200 hectares this park has a wide range of endangered animals and plants living inside of it.

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Peak Range National Park

A chain of picturesque mountains makes this range a divine destination. It's a short drive away from your Middlemount accommodation and the drive to the mountains is beautiful and during sunrise and sunset, looking at the peaks from the flatlands around is a magical sight. Bushwalking and photography are the top two activities to do while in the park and the history buffs will have a good time here too. If you are staying in the vicinity, like at Oaks Middlemount, you might even be able to view the range from your room window. The highest peak is the Wolfgang and takes about an hour to reach the summit.

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Fairbairn Dam, Lake Maraboon

Does a weekend away by the lake entice you? Do you love fishing? Well, this is the perfect getaway for you. Lake Maraboon has 8 types of fishes, including the barramundi and a large school of red claw crayfish. Swimming, taking long walks, waterskiing, and campfire nights are some of the other things you can do while at the lake.

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Mount MacArthur

Located in Queensland, this 445m tall mountain isn't popular as the other mountain ranges in the vicinity but deserves a visit if you are a mountaineer and exploring the rarely visited places invigorates you.

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Blackdown Tableland National Park

This is the traditional homeland of the Ghungalu people and therefore, adhering to their cultural norms when visiting the park is advised. This park stands high above the plains in the area and is home to scarily deep gorges, lookouts, and gorgeous waterfalls. The rock faces on the mountains showcase the traditional artwork of the Ghungalu people.

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Bundoora Dam

This dam is about 28 km southwest of Middlemount and links the old town to Tieri and Capella. The dam itself is man-made and is near the German Creek Coal Mine. The Bundoora Dam has the capacity to hold around 10,000 megalitres of water and is a great place for water sports like skiing and swimming. For the fishermen in you, this dam has plenty of fish to choose from, like the Saratoga, golden perch, eel tail catfish, sleepy cod, red claw crayfish and spangled perch.

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