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5 Places to Visit in Moranbah – Add These to Your Bucket List!

Moranbah is known to be one newest town in Queensland. The town of Moranbah was initially created just for the mining community and their families. Here are some must-see attractions.


Federation Walk

The Federation Walk was a recreation area that began development in 1997 as part of a beautification project for the mining town. Taking over 4 years to build, the walk is one of the most popular places for families to unwind and relax. A one kilometre walk along Federation Walk and you'll come face-to-face with the town's most iconic Big Red Rhino Bucket. The iconic monument was bought from Peak Downs Mine at a fee of $1 back in 1999 and since then has become of the most significant parts of the walk. List to the calling of birds as you enjoy a leisurely stroll along the park, past Grosvenor Creek; while keeping an eye out for the local wildlife.


Grosvenor Complex

The Grosvenor Complex consists of the Coalface Gallery, a Library and a Visitors Information Centre. The Coalface Gallery is an art gallery which showcases local talent from artists. This gives them a great way to get involved with the community while displaying their works of art, at no cost. If you're visiting, check whether there are upcoming touring exhibitions and arts and crafts exhibitions which are organized by the gallery. Grosvenor Complex is in Town Square Avenue and is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays.


Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park is located next to Town Square Avenue is the ideal spot to go on a picnic with family or friends. It's about a 10-minute walk from Oaks Moranbah and other types of accommodation in Moranbah. Once inside the park, you'll come across the Musical Railway Line. This was a local art project that was backed by the Queensland Art Council and the Queensland Music Festival. The Musical Railway Line is a collection of life-size musical instruments. While you're enjoying your picnic on the green lawn, feel free to head over to the Musical Railway Line and play with some of the instruments. A mural commemorating the people who served in World War 2 titled 'Australia Remembers' can also be found here. It was painted by the high school students of Moranbah State in 1995 and serves as a tribute to their bravery during the war.


Moranbah Commemorative Clock

Towering 3 metres in height, the Moranbah Commemorative Clock was dedicated for the 50th anniversary marking the end of World War 2. The base of the clock is made of slate coated in concrete and displays service badges of the Army, Navy and Air Force on 3 sides, while the 4th side depicting a dedication plaque for the heroes of the war. The clock is located adjacent to the War Memorial at the intersection of Griffin Street and Saint Francis Drive.


Peak Downs Mine Tour

Hop on a free bus tour that'll take you through an open mine and watch how the miners of Moranbah work. On average Peaks Down produces approximately 8 million tonnes of raw coal for one year and is a great tourist attraction.

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