The town of Moranbah is one of the most underrated locations you can visit in Australia. While it’s often overlooked in favour of its more popular neighbouring regions, Moranbah has a lot to offer on its own. Here’s a closer look at the town and what it’s got going on.
Moranbah is actually one of the youngest towns you’ll find in Queensland. Seen as a hotspot for coal mining, the town was initially set up to house miners who had come to work there. During Australia’s mining boom, the number of residents in the town nearly doubled.
Despite being known primarily as a mining town, Moranbah has quite a number of recreational opportunities available to its visitors. From public swimming pools to a number of race-tracks and even a selection of great art galleries – there’s a lot to do here if you know where to go.
Dining in Moranbah
When it comes to dining, Moranbah isn’t exactly full of great options. However, where it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. There are a number of great local restaurants found in the centre of town. These serve authentic Australian cuisine that’s guaranteed to make your taste buds sing.
If you’re staying at one of the more centrally located Moranbah service apartments – like the ones offered by Oaks Moranbah Suites – you should have easy access to the town square and all the shopping opportunities available there! The range of shops found here includes charming boutiques, jewellers, homeware retailers and even pet shops.