Island in Gladstone

Curtis Island

Curtis Island, just across the water from Gladstone, can’t be confused with a resort island. Apart from swimming, fishing and lolling about on the dunes, its main drawcard is the annual appearance of rare...

Gardens in Gladstone

Toondoon Botanic Gardens

These lush gardens comprise more than 80 hectares of tropical, subtropical and dry-rainforest environments, showcasing flora ranging from those of these latitudes to plants of far-north Queensland. There’s a...

Lake in Gladstone

Lake Awoonga

Created by the damming of the Boyne River in 1984, Lake Awoonga is a popular recreational area 30km south of Gladstone. Backed by the rugged Castle Tower National Park, the barramundi-stocked lake has landscaped...

Historic Site in Gladstone

Calliope River Historical Village

If you are in the area, market days at the Calliope River Historical Village, 26km southwest of Gladstone, are hugely popular, attracting over 3000 people and 200 stalls (8am to noon, five six times a year, see...

Gallery in Gladstone

Cedar Galleries

This old-school Aussie artists’ colony has limited farmstay accommodation available (studio $100 first night, $60 subsequent nights). Guests can watch the sculptors and painters at work in a bush setting. It's...