7.7 out of 10

Moura

-24.5649590977064 149.973675083272
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Family Friendly Country Town"

Safe and family friendly town, once you get to know the locals they are wonderful and loyal. Lots of locals supports local business, fantastic schools with great and quality professional teachers. Lots of sporting facilities and opportunities including a skate park, parks, football, tennis, cricket etc.
Olympic swimming pool and facilities - beautiful!
Close to major centres including Gladstone, Rockhampton and Biloela.
Only negative is the half day day care which has been on the agenda and push from locals to change to full time childcare.
Pros
  • Close to major centres including Biloela, Rockhampton and Gladston
  • Can get to Gladstone in around 1.5hrs
  • Has all the amenties needed to live comfortably
  • High demand for rentals right now
Cons
  • No full day child care
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Heart of the Dawson Valley"

Moura is located in Banana Shire 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. This mixture of activities has ensured that, unlike most coal mining centres in Queensland, the town has not developed as a typical company town for miners.

The air is clean and fresh, apart from the occasional whiff from a passing cattle transport. Get out of the street lights and the sky at night is actually black. Those little bright sparkling dots in the sky are called stars. You see the occasional one in the city, but we have a lot more of them here in Moura, and in the winter, the Milky Way spreads like spilled milk from one corner of the sky to the other.

To go anywhere in Moura takes about 2 minutes. If you're feeling really energetic, you can even run around the perimeter of town in 30 minutes. The only problem is there's nothing to do, except maybe to catch a barramundi on the Dawson river, go for a swim in our Olympic pool, enjoy a cappuccino or a delicious country baked meal; take a walk along our many paved footpaths in town without the fear of being mugged. Go boating on the local Dawson River, where you can enjoy the tranquility, the local birds and wildlife and the fact that your blood pressure is beginning to return to normal. The locals you meet in the shops have nothing to do either, except to be friendly to visitors.
Pros
  • High demand for rentals right now
  • Has all the amenties needed to live comfortably
  • Can get to Gladstone in around 1.5hrs
Cons
  • Its pretty hot, need air con or swims in river!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish