Rockhampton to Moranbah
Moranbah Queensland Travel Blog› entry 2 of 39 › view all entries
The trip to Moranbah was interesting. I had seen some of it before, but most of it was new to me. It was very dry, not a lot of green to see. In Moranbah they actually had water restrictions: people could only water using a garden hose for two hours a day except Monday, no watering at all on that day! I drove part of the way and we came across a kangaroo in the middle of the road during it, but it went so fast we didn’t get any pictures… Unlike what I thought before I moved to Australia you do not come across hundreds of kangaroos and koala’s a day while you’re driving.
When we got to Moranbah we checked into the motel, unpacked the car, and then went for a drive around the town. Merv showed us the houses he had lived in (he grew up in Moranbah until he moved to Rockhampton in 1987), and the schools and swimming pool. We went for a drink in a club and looked around the few shops that were still open. Then we went for a swim, and back to the room.
That night we went to have dinner in the restaurant attached to the motel as there were no cooking facilities in the room.
The next morning we had to chase up our breakfast as they had forgotten to leave it outside our door, but soon after we had finished that we were on the road again around 8am…