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Why Middlemount is a Must-Visit Destination - A country town at its best

Middlemount offers you a taste of Queensland's inland sector. A stone's throw from Bundoora Dam where many enjoy skiing, this is Australia's finest countryside town. Here are a few reasons why.


Discover the Galleries, Collections and Museums

Middlemount is not short of arts and culture. Discover the best of the Mackay region by touring the many galleries and museums in the vicinity. Plan a trip to the Artspace Mackay, which is the regional art gallery and museum that is well located in the centre of the charming town. Housed within an architecturally impressive building, the museum is ideal for obtaining an insight to the local people of the region. Booking group tours offer the best experience with guides taking you through a comprehensive tour. There is also a collection of corporate rooms that are generally booked for seminars as well as corporate cocktails.


The Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

These gardens are considered to be the best in regional Australia; and it is no wonder, as the park is home to a huge variety of ferns, cycads and palms that enhance the beautifully laid out gardens. Some of the foliage in the sanctuary is believed to be over 100 years old. The gardens are favoured for its cool, relaxing ambience, welcoming a large number of holidaymakers and locals out for a leisurely stroll. The place is also a popular venue for private functions, weddings and host guided tours.


Enjoy leisure activities at Bundoora Dam

Bundoora Dam is quite a popular leisure destination, especially during the summer months. Guests at place similar to Oaks Middlemount will find the dam is a mere 25 minute drive away, where one can pitch a tent and enjoy camping for the night, or a day visit with plenty of swimming and skiing thrown in. There is a gravel boat ramp for launching power boats while fishing for red claw crayfish is a popular past time at the dam. Take along your kayak and relish a tour across the shimmering lake or simply sit back, relax and bask on the shores.


Lake Elphinstone for more water-based action

Beautiful Lake Elphinstone is surrounded by stunning vistas of Nebo Shire. The natural lake allows one to enjoy water skiing as well as a sports such as bird watching. Besides these, you can look forward to fishing, kayaking and even camp around the gorgeous blue body of water.


The Marian Markets

The markets of Middlemount are quite a big lure; the Marian Market, for instance, is extremely popular and offers a load of experiences for visitors of all ages. Entrance to these weekend markets are generally free. Once there, you can browse through a number of goodies, enjoy the fun ambience and chat with the friendly locals. There are plenty of markets located close to a typical Middlemount accommodation, simply head over to the nearest information centre for times and exact location.

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