Moranbah is a town in Central Queensland located on the Peak Downs Highway south of Mackay. Moranbah is a coal mining town and has a population of around 9000 people. Moranbah was established in 1969 and in addition to the permanent population, Moranbah also has a large itinerant population. Moranbah services the Peak Downs Mine, Goonyella Riverside Mine, Broadmeadow Mine, Moranbah North coal mine, North Goonyella coal mine and several other smaller mines in the Moranbah region.

Moranbah quickly expanded in the late 1970s with the Utah Development Company housing mine workers. Moranbah has been featured twice on the ABC's Four Corners, exploring the effects of Australia's mining booms on local communities.

Moranbah offers a diverse range of sports and entertainment facilities including a skate park, library, public swimming pool, rugby league, AFL, hockey, tennis, off road racing, motocross and a BMX club.

Peak Range National Park is located to the west of Moranbah and the Moranbah area includes pet friendly accommodation in the form of pet friendly caravan parks, pet friendly cottages, and pet friendly holiday homes. The pet services available in the Moranbah area are pet food outlets, pet breeders, boarding kennels, dog grooming and washing businesses, pet minding and dog walking services, pet friendly dining venues, pet shops, vets, farriers, horse riding opportunities, and pet transport operators.

Moranbah is quite a large town that has been constructed around the mining industry, but is quite modern as it is a reasonably young town, so next time you are heading to Central Queensland make sure you drop into Moranbah.

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