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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Moranbah (MOV)

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Visiting from Sydney to Moranbah

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Sydney to Moranbah travel information

Queensland is good to go. Plan your next trip to Moranbah, a modern Queensland coal mining town which dates to 1970. It's located in the Issac Region, on the Peak Downs Highway between Mackay and Clermont. The town hosts a community of permanent miners as well as large numbers of fly-in, fly-out miners who arrive at the airport and work at the many mines around town. There's plenty of things to see and do in Moranbah, including a visit to the Bridled-Nailtail Wallaby Sculpture, a pleasant stroll on the Federation Walk and the Big Red Rhino Bucket which is a symbol of the huge coal mines in the area. Another attraction in the area is the Peak Range National Park to enjoy bushwalking and photography, with spectacular geological features, views and historical interest.

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Sydney to Moranbah flight information

The approximate flight time from Sydney to Moranbah is 5 hours and 45 minutes.

When to visit

Best time to visit Moranbah

Moranbah has a semi-arid climate, and it's warm to hot all year round. The best time to visit Moranbah in Australia is in January and April until December, with pleasant temperatures and limited rainfall to enjoy outdoor activities. The highest average temperature in Moranbah is 28°C in January and the lowest is 21°C in July.

Arriving in Moranbah

The staff at Moranbah local Airport will be ready to greet you when you land. Once you collect your bag, there are several transport options available to get you to town.

Getting into Moranbah from Moranbah Airport

The easiest way to reach the mining town of Moranbah is via taxi or shuttle available at the airport to make the short trip to the centre. Alternatively, rent a car from the airport and explore the region as you wish. Moranbah Airport is located approximately 6 km from the city centre.

Getting around Moranbah

The best way to get around Moranbah city is to rent a car, 4WD or truck from one of the car providers in town. Mackay Whitsunday Taxis run throughout the town or capture the best of the region by joining an informative tour, run by local experts who know the area better than anyone else.

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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