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5 Interesting Facts About Middlemount That Kids Should Know Before Visiting - Must read before a visit!

Middlemount is a locality in Central Queensland, Australia. It has a population density of 1,914 people according to the 2011 census. Some residents refer to it as the "Giant Peanut" because of its peanut-shaped road pattern. Here is some interesting information regarding Middlemount!

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Geographical information

Middlemount is 242 kilometres (150 miles) inland from popular tourist regions like Mackay as well as Rockhampton. It is a coal-mining town with three mines: Foxleigh, German Creek, and the world's largest underground coal mine called Grasstree.

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History

Middlemount, like so many other Queensland mining towns, sprang out of nowhere in the early 1980s. The Middlemount Post Office first opened its doors to the public on June 2nd in 1980. Middlemount State School first opened back in 1980, and a secondary school was added in 1983. Middlemount State High School was founded in 1988 when the secondary school was split from the elementary school. Anglo Coal owns the majority of the homes. Some of this town's infrastructure is operated and maintained by the corporation. The majority of the houses are nearly identical; nevertheless, there are 3 sorts of houses you will see when driving around the neighbourhood: lowset square, lowset L-shaped, and highest. Middlemount is also a great place to head if you would like a quiet small-town environment to work. You can head over on a family trip too. You can check out Middlemount service apartments the likes offered by Oaks Middlemount Suites for family-friendly stays.

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Exploration and mining

Anglo Coal's German Creek coal mine (or Capcoal) is renowned for having the deepest coal mine in Queensland, as well as running Australia's first 'thin seam underground mine, which uses US technology. It contains 5 underground mines and 2 open-cut mines. The Southern and Central mines seem to be no longer in operation. The Southern mine has been renamed Grasstree West, while the Central mine was shut down in 2006.

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Attractions in the area

Head over to the shopping complex in Middlemount to find pretty much anything. An IGA store, an Australian Post Office, a butchery, Subway, clothing store 'The Vault, a jewellery/ gift store, a medical centre, an ANZ bank, a library, a bakery, 'Lemon Tree' takeaway store, and the likes are located in Middlemount's small shopping complex. 'Hot Rocks' pizza and takeout restaurant and café, gyms, and hairdressers are all located close to the parking lot from the retail centre in the 'Leisure Centre.' Middlemount also features a Bowls Club, a skatepark, a bar with a Bottle-O drive-through, a local pool, a community centre, a restaurant/hotel-motel known as 'The Swag,', and a golf club.

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A few quick facts

Middlemount is located in the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone. If you're visiting Middlemount, you must put together a list of things to see and do while you're here. There are places to stay, trips and attractions, upcoming events, and restaurants to choose from. Every place has something worth seeing, so get out there and see it for yourself!