Adventure in the Gladstone region starts right in the city. Cruise around town on some of the coolest rides around with Scooteroo Tours’ mini chopper bikes or jump on a three-wheeled DC Cruiser direct from the streets of San Francisco. Just north of the city you can play a round at Gladstone Golf Club, an 18-hole course that's one of Queensland's most scenic.
In the coastal towns you'll find plenty of thrills on the water including kayaking and surfing with 1770 Liquid Adventures. Jump on a boat for Southern Great Barrier Reef Tours including the coral cays of Heron, Wilson and Lady Musgrave islands. These are great spots for water-loving adventurers where you can swim, dive and snorkel in some of the clearest waters on the reef.
If you love fishing the villages of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands on the Boyne River offer some excellent saltwater fishing spots, while freshwater fishing enthusiasts can throw in a line at nearby Lake Awoonga for barramundi, mangrove jack, grunter or perch.
From AU$17 - 155
For a trip you will never forget, jump aboard the pink LARC - an amphibious craft that will take you for a ride across deserted sandy beaches and pristine estuaries as you make your way to the isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse located within Eurimbula National Park.
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From AU$25 - 60
1770 Liquid Adventures offer guided Kayak Tours and Kayak Hire in the picturesque Town of 1770, the Birthplace of Queensland!
Join 1770 Liquid Adventures on a fully guided Sunset Kayak Adventure around the spectacular 1770 headland and conservation reserve.
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From AU$339 - 1608
Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches or rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal clear lake with a white sandy bottom, watching dolphins frolicking in the waves along the beach, and freshwater creeks flowing from sand dunes; or stepping off a beautiful coral cay island into turquoise water, snorkelling through mazes of brightly coloured coral, or fishing on the reef, and picturing big sea turtles swimming slowly by as you laze in the beautiful warm water of a coral lagoon.
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Calliope Swimming Pool is a public swimming pool featuring a toddler wading pool, 25 metre outdoor swimming pool and kiosk for snacks and drinks.
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The nine day Central Queensland Outback Drive follows the Tropic of Capricorn west from Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia.
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Take in the sights and sounds of the Gladstone Harbour aboard the free Curtis Island Construction Tours.
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27 Dec 2014 Free Entry
The Dawson Jockey Club's Santos Christmas Race meeting is on again at Taroom. This family event caters to all ages and entertainment for children is free.
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Deepwater National Park protects sandy beaches, diverse coastal lowland vegetation and the catchment of near-pristine Deepwater Creek, one of Queensland's few remaining undisturbed coastal freshwater streams.
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From AU$30 - 200
Europcar's Queensland stations provide flexible car hire options for a business trip or driving holiday.
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Expedition National Park - in the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt - is a park of rugged gorges, spectacular views, remote campsites, wildflowers, wildlife and a rich human history.
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