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Australia - Queensland
GLADSTONE REGION

 

 

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The Gladstone area is located some 450km north of Brisbane and can be reached via the Bruce Highway

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The following attractions are located in Gladstone itself or in the surrounding area.

 

1770:

The town of 1770 marks the spot that Captain Cook first landed in Queensland in 1770. There is a monument marking the spot.

The town of 1770 has two lookout platforms on Round Hill Headland.

 

Auckland Hill Lookout:

Auckland Hill Lookout (The William Golding Memorial Lookout) is located in the city of Gladstone itself and offers views over Port Curtis and surrounding islands.

 

Boyne Island:

Boyne Island is about 20km south of Gladstone. The island features the15km Turtle Way walking track. This walk follows the Boyne River through bushland, sand dunes and parks.

 

Calliope:

Calliope, about 23km from Gladstone, is an historical village made up of re-located and restored buildings depicting the earlier days of the region.

 

Curtis Island:

Curtis Island is accessed via a vehicular ferry near Gladstone. There is a camping ground, picnic facilities and lodge accommodation at South End on the island. The trip to the island takes about 1 hour.

 

Lady Musgrove Island:

South of 1770 is Lady Musgrove Island. Day cruises allow 5 hours to explore the island. The cruise also allows for underwater observation of marine life.

 

Lake Awoonga SRA:

The Lake Awoonga State Recreation Area is a 30 minute drive south of Gladstone. It has a kiosk, caravan park, picnic shelters, BBQs, playground, walking trails, boat ramps, toilets, etc. It conserves a large array of birds and wildlife.

 

Round Hill Lookout:

Round Hill Lookout offers good views over Gladstone and the Gladstone region.

 

Tondoon Botanic Gardens:

Located at Gladstone, some 6km from the city centre, the Tondoon Botanic Gardens features a small lake and the Mt Biondello Bush Walk. It covers an area of 83 hectares. It is generally open between 9.00am and 5.30pm, and is free.

 

Turkey Beach:

Turkey Beack located at Rodds Harbour is a dedicated Dugong Sanctuary. It's about 70km south of Gladstone.

 

Wild Cattle Island:

Wild Cattle Island is an untouched sand island off Tannum Sands, just south of Boyne Island. It is separated from the mainland by Wild Cattle Creek.

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UPDATED: 11 May 2014

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