A Local’s Guide to Moranbah

Moranbah is a small mining town located 200km inland of Mackay with a population of around 10,000 people.

Lauren Grogan, Star Aviation Customer Service Officer, says that Moranbah has a very high community spirit, with a lot of interaction through social sport and events.

‘There are a lot of great community events that brings everyone closer together” – Claudia Dullahide, Star Aviation Ramp Officer

When we asked the Moranbah team where the best place to eat was they said, ‘the best place to dine in Moranbah by a majority of the votes is the Western Heritage Motel.’

The team also agreed the best place to visit in Moranbah would have to be the football club for a local home game of footy. The home games bring around 300 supporters to this event.

Sunday afternoons bring “crafternoons” to the 1971 , as well as weekly sessions on the lawns where families and friends can go and relax, enjoy platters and play large chess and checkers.

A community based town, Moranbah further hosts yearly events that bring everyone together and provides entertainment to the whole town. The 4U2 concert is held every September. Initiated in 2013, 4U2 raises vital funds for two essential medical services RBWH Foundation and RACQ Rescue Helicopter. Annually, Derran Hornery organises different Australian musicians to partake in the family event. In the past, Moranbah has had artists such as Shannon Noel, Busby Marou and Taylor Henderson. 4ULOC Pink Trucks were introduced in honour of Lachlan Hornery who lost his fight with cancer in 2008. The Pink Trucks are mine compliant and $25 per hour is donated to the RBWH Foundation.

We hope you all get to experience Moranbah’s beauty and the community spirit that makes Moranbah a unique destination within Australia.

Photo credit: Craig Jewell Photography