24 Sep Top Things To Do This School Holidays
Spoilt for choice, our great region offers so many wonderful things to see and do. Here we’ve compiled an ultimate list of the TOP things to do and see this school holidays for you to tick off one by one leading up to World Tourism Day.
Jump in your 4WD, pack the swag and discover the magic of Deepwater and Eurimbula National Park.
Get active on over 15kms of pathway, known as the ‘Turtleway Bikeway’, which winds along the Tannum Sands coastline. While you’re already there, be sure to appreciate the Boyne Tannum Turtleway Artscape with artwork such as sculptures, mosaic and functional art among other things.
Pack the esky, fishing rod and go on an adventure to Boynedale Bush Camp. This camp is provided free and there’s even the possibility of spotting a platypus! While you are out there, plan a trip to explore Kroombit Tops National Park and visit the remains of a World War II Liberator Bomber aircraft ‘Beautiful Betsy’.
Step back in time and relive the history of Calliope at the Historical Village. Plan your visit on a market day and stock up on local produce and handmade homewares at the local Calliope River Historical Village markets. When you are finished at the market, fish off the bank of the Calliope River rest area – perfect for the youngsters to learn how to throw in a line.
If fresh prawns, scallops, oysters, and reef fish take your fancy, visit your local fish n’ chips shop for your daily seafood dose. Have dinner with a view under the magical fig tree at Spinnaker Park. Trust us, it looks like something out of a fairy-tale book.
Depart the Marina with the local ferry service and spend the day at one of the tropical islands that wait patiently of the Gladstone coastline. Experience flatback turtles nesting and hatching between October and March every year, at the south end of Curtis Island.
Calling all fishing enthusiasts… Try your luck at catching the famed Barramundi, Mullet or Mangrove Jack at Lake Awoonga. Slip into the cool waters for a relaxing dip, leisurely kayak or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding.
Grab your hiking gear, climb Mount Larcom and be rewarded with a spectacular 360-degree view of the Gladstone Region
Take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island and discover its unique inner lagoon – it’s like swimming in a giant aquarium. Camp on top of Lady Musgrave Island’s 400 acres of living reef with seabirds and turtles as your only neighbours.
Explore Isla Gorge National Park with it’s beautiful complex maze of gorges and isolated sandstone monoliths. Soft precipice sandstone has eroded into a breathtaking panorama of cliffs, peaks, overhangs, tunnels, and arches. The rock changes from yellow to orange and pink with the angle of the sun.