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Where is the branch located?
We are located at Moranbah Airport.
It’s time for your trip to the youthful town of Moranbah! Moranbah Airport is located in the Isaac Regional Shire, and the town itself is one of the youngest towns in Queensland. Primarily created for miners and their families, this is truly an exquisite and warm town and one that you’ll love exploring.
Moranbah has a local steppe climate. The summers here are long, hot and humid. The winters are cool, dry, and mostly clear. We think you’ll have a fantastic time whenever you visit, as there is little rainfall and plenty of sun.
Moranbah Airport is a great place to start your northern Queensland adventure. You’ll have a great time exploring the ‘new kid on the block’, which is also thought to be the hub of activity within the Isaac Region. However, you choose to spend your trip, we think you’ll have the best time, with Thrifty.
Moranbah was primarily founded to house the local miners and their families. So, a great trip to take from this mining town would be The Mining Trail. Indeed, The Mining Trail and Scenic Coast Drive is a 300-kilometre self-driving landscape that will introduce all explorers to the diverse region of Isaac. This trail is full of local history, mining communities, and impressive landscapes. Make sure to pack plenty of snacks while you take this road trip, because you’ll be on the road for quite a while.
Depending on what way you’re headed, this road trip will take you either inland or towards the coast, from the Isaac Hinterland to the shore, where you’ll see the contrast of the golden-red soil of the outback contrasting against the black-gold of the coal mines. You can explore other local towns while you’re on this trip, like Clermont, Dysart, Middlemount, and Nebo.
While you’re driving, make a stop at Cape Palmerston National Park. You’ll find unspoilt beaches, sandy dunes, and stunning views while you’re here. Take in the view of the stunning Mount Funnel from the base, which stands at 344-metres high. This national park is a two-hour drive from Moranbah, and you’ll pass through several mining towns on your way.
The Mining Trail and Scenic Coast Drive is the perfect way to explore the history and culture of Queensland’s unique mining towns. There are so many beautiful unique landscapes to discover while you’re here, as well as the local towns to experience, too.
There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Moranbah itself. From several cute cafes and delicious restaurants to historic walks, you’ll find heaps of options to fill your days.
Make sure to take a look at what food there is on offer while you’re here. Break your fast at cafes like La Crema Caffe, Moranbah Bakery and Town Square Pies. Filled with great coffee and delicious brekkie options, any option will be a great way to start the day! There are also great restaurants here, too. Have some dinner at Mexicasa Restaurant and Bar, Happyland Chinese Restaurant, and 1971 Boutique Restaurant. We think any place you choose will be the perfect way to end a busy day of exploring.
If you want to learn more about the history and culture of the town, you should head to the Grosvenor Complex. Here, you’ll find local arts and crafts, the Coalface Art Gallery, a Tourist Centre, and the library. It’s a great way to spend time learning and discovering what Moranbah is all about.
We know that your time at Moranbah will be simply great. Use Moranbah as a base stop to explore the Mining Trail and Scenic Coast Drive and take in all the beautiful sights of Queensland as you pass through. Plus, take some time to explore the town of Moranbah itself - it’s full of quaint spots and friendly locals. We can’t wait to welcome you here soon, at Moranbah Airport Thrifty.