Moranbah is one of the newly developed towns in the Queensland region , a former mining community calls the town home. There are numerous scenic views around the area that make it a beautiful town to spend a few days. Even though a former mining village it has now developed into a modern town. Many visitors to the town prefer to use Moranbah serviced apartments and among them one that has managed to leave a mark has been Oaks Moranbah. Located in close proximity to most of the attractions , the fully serviced apartments are an ideal place to stay as it offers comfortable accommodation at affordable rates.

The federation walk is a one kilometer long walk at the entrance to the town center that leads to the towns infamous Big Red Rhino Bucket. The area was the efforts of a community project that ran over a period of four years. The recreational area was the brain child of the Moranbah Beautification group. The Big Red Bucket was bought from the Downs Mine for a mere $1 and is the highlight of the walk.The walk aims to conserve and protect the reserve and at the same time use it as a natural open space for the public.

Other areas of interest around the walk would be Grosvenor Complex which has a library and an Art Gallery within itself known as the Coalface , its a perfect place to catch a glimpse of the talent of local artists. The Isaac river rest area is a popular pit stop for many driving past this area. Located approximately 20 kilometers from Moranbah the rest area offers a picnic table to enjoy a quick bite , however there are no BBQ or toilet facilities here.

Fondly known as the “new kid in the block” Moranbah has been a city that has been ever changing.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+