Moura, “The Heart of the Dawson Valley”

The town of Moura is located in Central Queensland and is situated approximately 65 kilometres west of Biloela on the Dawson Highway, 186 kilometres west of the port city of Gladstone, and 171 kilometres south west of Rockhampton and is administered by the Banana Shire Council. It is located 586 km north-west of Brisbane via the Burnett and Bruce Highways.

It’s a small town servicing the surrounding rural and coal mining interests. Named the Heart of the Dawson Valley’, this thriving community is known for its coal mining, cotton processing, wheat and sorghum growing and chemical manufacture.

The town also has many shops, including banks, post office, video store, grocery store, newsagent, beauticians, hairdressers, butcher, service station, electrical, furniture and hardware store and many more. Moura also has numerous sporting clubs (golf, bowls, squash, and football) as well as eateries and restaurants. There is also a local primary and secondary school.

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Experiences/Activities

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Surrounding areas

Theodore is only 30 minutes away, and another 5 minutes down the road is the magnificent Isla Gorge, the nearest of our National Parks, with Aboriginal Art and Rock Wallabies. To the North another thirty minutes or so, is Baralaba, and not far from there is Myella Farm Stay, where you can get a taste of life on a country property. There you’ll find plenty to do.

An hour or so to the North West is the Blackdown Tablelands, accessible via the Rolleston road. Blackdown Tablelands National Park is a sandstone plateau reminiscent of Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’, complete with sheer cliffs and deep gorges.