About Moura

Population: 1786

Moura is a central point and vibrant community for the people who serve its local industries – the farmers, growers and miners and their families that help to make Queensland great.

Lying in the heart of the Dawson Valley, on the banks of the Dawson River, its parklands and public facilities, festivals and events, river fishing and water sports attract thousands of visitors each year.

The quality of life rings true in Moura – hard working people who know how to have fun at the end of the week make the most of their surroundings.

For almost six decades, coal mining has been pivotal to the town. There are no mine tours on offer, however entering from either the south or east, the huge open cut pits can be seen from the highway.

Where To Stay


Moura Miners Memorial

Located in Gillespie St, the Moura Miners Memorial was established in November 2018 by the Moura Community Progress Association Inc, along with support from Anglo American, Mitsui Coal, Banana Shire Council and the Queensland Government. Mineworkers from a range of unions including the CFMEU, AMWU and the ETU

Moura – Dawson River Rest Area

Come for the day or come for a week! Whether you’re passing through Moura or wanting to stop for a rest – the Dawson River Rest area has you covered! Featuring large covered barbecue areas with clean facilities, a boat ramp, toilets and showers and an attractive new

Moura Coal and Country Museum

Re-opening in 2021! Watch this space… The Coal and Country Museum at Moura is a great way to spend time learning about the industrial history of Moura with plenty of memorabilia on display. There are also four Mining Memorials located throughout the town, dedicated to the lived lost

Lion’s Park – Moura

Planning to come through Moura in your travels? Why not check out the Lion’s Park! Featuring several covered barbecue areas, plenty of sheltered picnic tables, a children’s playground featuring swings for the bigger kids, and also a flying fox that will keep the kids entertained for hours! The

Dawson Mine Viewing Platform, Moura

A short drive from Moura provides travellers and locals with an incredible view of the Dawson mine, a large open-cut metallurgical, and export thermal mine (a fancy name for a coal mine). The mine is located at the Southern End of the Bowen basin and exports a whopping

150th Meridian

Located one kilometre east of Moura on the Dawson Highway, the 150th Meridian marker shows the position of the imaginary line (150 °E) on which Queensland (Eastern Standard) time is based. At the time of the equinox, a day is exactly 12 hours long anywhere on the Meridian