The Gladstone region is a gateway to the World Heritage wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
From Gladstone marina you can reach Heron and Wilson Islands, while the towns of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy are departure points for outer reef tours and Lady Musgrave Island. The islands offer some breathtakingly beautiful sights both below the water and above. The waters around Lady Musgrave are calm and protected, allowing easy access to the wonders of the reef for inexperienced swimmers. The 2,000 acre lagoon of Fitzroy Reef is another popular destination for nature lovers.
Other natural attractions in the region include some majestic National Parks. Expedition National Park in the Banana Shire is a wilderness of rugged gorges and spectacular views, wildflowers in the spring, and abundant native wildlife. In the same shire you'll also find Kroombit Top National Park with its sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and sub-tropical rainforest.
Located one kilometre east of Moura on the Dawson Highway, the 150th Meridian marker shows the position of the imaginary line (150 °E) on which Queensland (Eastern Standard) time is based.
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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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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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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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The true adventure on the Bruce Highway begins through the Bundaberg North Burnett Region. From Buxton in the south through to Miriam Vale in the north.
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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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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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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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Situated 32 nautical miles (or 90 minutes) from Seventeen Seventy is the spectacular 2,000 acre Fitzroy Reef.
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With an emphasis on marine activity and boasting one of the highest boat ownerships per capita in Australia, it should come as no surprise that the Gladstone Marina is a modern complex for yachting, boating and fishing activities.
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