Middlemount is one of Queensland’s ‘instant’ towns and was established almost overnight in 1980. The town’s existence is tied to the two main-coal mines operating there. It is located 242kms inland and as of 2011 had a population of 1,914. If you are hankering for an outback holiday of peace and tranquillity or need to visit the town on business choose from one of the Middlemount serviced apartments for a homely comfortable stay. For the best in comfort and modern facilities do consider the Oaks Middlemount apartment hotel.
This stylish hotel in Middlemount is well located within close proximity to the sports and leisure centre and shopping arcade. Also just minutes away is the infamous Bundoora Dam where you may indulge in swimming, fishing, water-skiing and boating. Enjoy a morning dip in the pool, savour the surrounding scenery and relax in any one of the spaciously designed one and two bedroom apartments. The well-appointed apartments boast air-conditioning, kitchenette and laundry facilities. Whether it’s a business or leisure trip these apartments are well placed and equipped to meet your every need.
Middlemount services the towns two main mines Foxleigh and German Creek, walk around and discover the lovely Lowest L-shaped and square shaped identical houses. Most of the houses are owned by the Anglo Coal mining company and almost all workers are linked to the mines. This is an experience of central Queensland at its best. Make sure you browse the local pubs for a beer and hang around for a friendly chat.
The Middlemount golf green is of course a central attraction, while apart for an interesting game of golf you get to share the green with Kangaroos, Wallabies and Kookaburras. In fact animal enthusiasts are most welcome on discovery trips for the wildlife here is quite interesting.
Set yourself up in a convenient holiday apartment and enjoy a leisurely scout of Queensland’s mining belt – Middlemount.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.