Spinnaker Park & The Marina
Founded by the Gladstone Port Authority, Spinnaker Park is a recreation spot with paths perfect for strolls, riding bikes or rollerblading; also there is not large beach excellent for a dip on the warm days while enjoying a Barbeque lunch. Here one will find and an environmental park - full of plants and trees and an educational trail.
Just down the road is the world class Gladstone Marina. Landscaped foreshores with barbeque and picnic spots make the marina a great day out. Stroll along the walking paths to the mouth of Auckland Creek, and if lucky one can watch the dolphins on the incoming tide.
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
On the southern suburbs of Gladstone is one of Australia's few absolutely native gardens, specialized in plants of the Port Curtis area and North Queensland. There is no entry fee for the gardens. The eighty-three hectare gardens include a lake with landscaped surroundings and the Mountain Biondello bush Walk. Colorful birdlife, wallabies, various kinds of turtles and butterflies add to the beautiful display of flora. The gardens are dotted with picnic areas and barbeques, together with a visitor center and a cafe offering beautiful views. Free, guided tours are available during the weekdays by prior arrangement.
The Coral Lagoon on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, can be visited by day cruise from the Town of 1770, on the 'Reef Jet'. It is located thirty-two nautical miles from Town of 1770 and is impressive 2000 acre Lagoon. The only natural formed, all tidal entrance Lagoon on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, boasts the most diverse range of colorful and uniquely shaped corals. Here one will find Dolphins, Turtles (Loggerhead, Green and Hawksbill) and up to thousand various kinds of small colorful fish. Visitors can see nearly one million individual fish while snorkeling the Fitzroy Reef! Majestically Sharks (white and black tip reef sharks) cruise through the Lagoon - absolutely uninterested in people and completely harmless.
Gecko Valley Winery
Central Queensland's dry summers helped by cooling sea breezes are the perfect conditions for wine-grape growing. Gecko Valley's award-winning wines, alfresco lunches, art gallery and magnificent setting make it a remarkable experience. If around one should not miss to visit Central Queensland's premier Vineyard and taste the flavor of the region.
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
The Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most finest in the state of Queensland, housed in the heritage-listed Town Hall, which was erected as an employment project in ‘34. The place where council meetings and events like debutante balls and boxing matches were once held, the gallery now features an ongoing program of visiting and local collections of Australian art, Port Curtis history and crafts, and more. With entry, you can't miss the original Gladstone Bag and associated memorabilia relating to the Gladstone’s namesake - Sir William Gladstone.
The Maritime Museum features a enchanting collection of artifacts, memorabilia and photos recalling the pioneering days of the city. The museum is situated in Francis Ward Drive. Please ask at the Visitor Information Centers in the city for opening hours and directions to the Museum.
Also if visiting Gladstone one should not miss Calliope Shire, Miriam Vale Shire, Banana Shire, Millennium Esplanade, Lakes Awoonga and Callide, Calliope River Historical Village, National Parks Deepwater and Eurimbula.
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