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Monday, September 29, 2014

Workshops Railway Museum Ipswich

Workshops Rail Museum | Ipswich, QLD
The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism
All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.
Make history come alive with hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colourful stories coupled with huge steam locomotives and massive industrial machinery.
Meet some true Aussie characters as you step into a real heritage railway workshop and see it in operation, just as it has been for over 140 years. See genuine restoration of the Heritage Steam Train Fleet up close and hear living history from railway workers – plus a few tall stories!
Explore over 15 larger-than-life exhibits to discover the enormous impact rail has had on our lives, beautifully restored carriages, the largest model railway of beautiful Queensland, the future of rail and treasured icons including the Vice-Regal carriage and Australia’s oldest working steam locomotive.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre (GECC) | Gladstone Attractions

 The  Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre has recently been redeveloped with an expansion of the adjoining multi-level car park to include an additional three levels of car parking and two levels of commercial office space.

This multi-million dollar redevelopment will establish the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre as one of regional Queensland’s premier entertainment venues, attracting new entertainment, conferences and events never before seen in the region.
Expansion has seen the addition of a new multi-use convention and event floor space that will increase the venue’s capacity to 1,500 standing and allow it to host larger and higher-profile events and concerts.
The new Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre delivers on its designers attention to detail to provide the city with a venue that will perform well into the future.

Ipswich Civic Theatre

Ipswich Civic Theatre
Ipswich Civic Centre is a stunning combination of premier entertainment venue and community-focused function centre.


We  provide a range of services and facilities to support a wide cross-section of the local community and through the exciting Festival of Theatre program presents live music, special events and theatrical performances.
Located in the heart of Ipswich Central (on the corner of Limestone and Nicholas Streets) the Civic Centre has been proudly serving the Ipswich community and guests since 1975.
More information is available on the hire of the venue for functions (including weddings) and performances.
Tickets for performances and events can be purchased online at any time (ceasing just 18 hours prior to performance) and over the phone or in-person via our box office.
View the official Civic Theatre Website http://www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/

Sunday, September 21, 2014

What's on in Gladstone this weekend


LOOKING for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend? 
Here's a rundown of some of the events and activities on offer.

FRIDAY
Spring Morning Tea
A SPRING Morning Tea will be hosted by the St Andrew's Presbyterian Women's Association at 10am.
The morning will include a fashion parade by Limestone Clothing, prizes for the best spring outfit and best spring hat, and entertainment by the Gladstone Musical Society.
It's on at 2 Bloomfield St, Calliope. Phone 4975 6619 for more details.

Sydney Comedy Festival showcase
THE Sydney Comedy Festival has hit the road with an awesome line-up of international and local acts from the festival.
The festival's funniest have been squeezed into one hilarious night of world-class comed at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.
The show, which starts at 7.30pm, is recommended for audiences 15 years and over.
Tickets cost $30 and are available here.

Country singer at RGs
COUNTRY singer Nicky Convine will play at RGs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
The Casino-born songwriter has won or been a finalist in numerous competitions, and in 2005 was one of the final 40 to audition for Australian Idol.
Her music has been played on Triple J's Unearthed and she recently finished recording her debut album, Parade.
The shows kick off at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday.

Movie session for parents and kids
MUMS, dads and bubs are invited to come along to the Gladstone cinemas to attend a child-friendly event at 9.30am.
Ticket are $8 or $20 for Gold room.
The lights will be left on and dimmed and the sound is lowered  Visit the website for more information.

SATURDAY
Gladstone Community Hub markets
GLADSTONE Community Hub will host markets and an open day at 5 Butler St, Gladstone.
There will be lucky door prizes, sample bags, sausage sizzle, face painting, Old Macdonald's Farm, live and free entertainment, and art exhibition.
The event will run from 10am to 1pm. Phone 4979 4821 for more details.

The Lego Movie screening
HILLCLOSE estate in Gladstone will host an outdoor screening of The Lego Movie.
Live music will begin at 4.45pm, with the movie screening at 6.15pm.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Bean bags are available for hire, and there are Lego prizes to be won.
The event will be held in Harmony Park, Sundowner Rd, Clinton. Phone 1300 650 614 for more details or click here.

Industries of Gladstone cricket match
THE annual 20/20 cricket competition where industry vs industry is on this weekend.
Game one will begin at 11am on Saturday, with the final game at 2.30pm on Sunday, when the Harbour City All Stars will take on the Queensland Bulls Masters.
Entry is free. There will be entertainment for the kids, and canteen and bar facilities will be available each day. 
The action takes place at the Boyne Island Tannum Sands Oval, Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island.

BITS Classic Pool Competition
THE 2014 BITS Classic Pool Competition will be held at the BITS Club, Jacaranda Dr, Boyne Island from 9.30am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Prize money of $5000 is up for grabs, with up to 64 players able to register.
The top 32 players will go through to the big money round, and the bottom 32 will go through to the repo-charge.
A Calcutta will be held on Saturday from 9.30am, so get there early to buy up the big gun players.
Spectators are welcome to watch the competition over the two days. Entry is free.
Phone Tom Johnson on 0448 803 818 for more details.

Biloela Markets
HELD on the third Saturday of each month, Biloela Markets in the Park offer a wide variety of stalls for everyone to enjoy.
Those attending can enjoy fresh produce, try their green thumb with huge variety of plants, and find a special piece of jewellery, clothing, accessories and hand crafted goodies.
The markets are held in Barimis Park in Callide St, Biloela, and run from 9.30am to 2pm.
Phone 0400 162 219 for more details.

International Day of Peace
GLADSTONE Region Interfaith Network will host an International Day of Peace prayer event from 3-4pm at Anzac Park in Tank St.
The International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, provides an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. 
All attendees are encouraged to take a plate of food and a chair to the event, which will finish with an informal group discussion.
Phone 4976 6352.

Cent sale at bowls club
THE St John Ambulance will host a cent sale on at the Gladstone Bowls Club from 11am with a 1pm start.
There are 400 prizes to be won and a homemade cake walk. For bookings phone Cheryl on 0418 792 244 or Sue on 4975 6473.

Miriam Vale Markets in the Park
THE Miriam Vale Lions Club hosts the Miriam Vale Markets on the third Saturday of each month at Blomfield St, Miriam Vale.
Stroll through the delightful cool and shady park to view a variety of stalls, or try a sizzling fillet steak, sausage or bacon burger.
The markets run from 7am to noon.

Friends of Bindaree Markets
THE Friends of Bindaree Garage Sale is a popular market event at Boyne Island run monthly by Bindaree Lodge Aged Care Facility.
You can find lots of bargains on second hand clothing, manchester, books, footwear, toys, furniture and much more.
The markets run from 7am to noon at 1 Beacon Ave, Boyne Island.

Spend a morning with acoustic tunes
JHAM Bar Gladstone will host Acoustic JHAMS, a morning of music by local artists each Saturday from 9am-noon.
Sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by while enjoying music by Animal Throwdown, White Room and Rob (Country) Hopkins at JHAM Bar, 117 Toolooa St, Gladstone.

Get fit with Parkrun
STOCKLAND Gladstone and Parkrun Australia faciliate a unique, community run program that provides free weekly timed 5km running events for people of all ages and abilities every Saturday morning from 7am - 8am at Lions Park.
Register online here before your first run.

SUNDAY
Rotary Kmart Markets
THE Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday Markets are held on the third Saturday of each month in the Kmart car park on Phillip St, Gladstone.
There is a wide range of goods on offer including food, coffee, cakes, jewellery, hand-made soaps, plants, toys, clothes and bric-a-brac.
There also is entertainment from local artists. The markets run from 6am to 1.30pm.

Chill out at Sunday session
LIGHTBOX Espresso and Wine Bar is the hottest place to be in Gladstone at the moment and Sunday is where you can try it out.
Take your friends along to the bar in Goondoon St, next to the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre, for a cocktail this weekend.
The Sunday sessions are a chilled way of wrapping up a weekend while listening to some live acoustic music.
You can order some tapas and sit at one of the booths from 2pm onwards for a relaxed afternoon.

Sunday Coffee Cruise
TAKE a cruise around the Gladstone harbour and surrounding island every Sunday and Wednesday on a a Curtis Ferry Services Coffee Cruise.
Enjoy a two-hour cruise with morning tea and commentary on the Gladstone region, while keeping an eye out for turtles, dolphins and dugongs.
Cruises are held 11am-1pm. Bookings are essential and can be made through the Gladstone Visitor Information Centre.
Passengers must collect their ticket from the Information Centre at 72 Bryan Jordan Drive) before departure, and ensure they arrive at Curtis Ferry Services Terminal by 10.45am.
If the Information Centre is closed, tickets and payments can be made from the departure point.
The Sunday Coffee Cruise will run until September 28.
Tickets cost $24 adults, $22 concession and $16 children aged 7-16. Phone 4972 9000 for more details.

Sunday session at Yachties
GLADSTONE Yacht Club will have a Sunday session in Yachties Beer Garden with live music by Tim Anderson from 2.30pm.
There will be great drink specials and a great atmosphere to wind-down your weekend.
The Sunday session runs until 6.30pm.

FRIDAY
  • Yaralla Sports Club, bingo, 10am and 1pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Gladstone Bowls, bingo, 10am
  • Wolves Soccer Club, bingo, 7.30pm
  • Reef Hotel, 888 PL Poker registration, 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
  • Diggers Arms Hotel, karaoke, 8pm
  • Rocky Glen Hotel, Nicky Convine, 8pm
  • Agnes Tavern, See You Next Tuesday, 8pm

SATURDAY
  • Yaralla Sports Club, free poker, 7pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Club Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration from 1pm for 2pm start
  • Rocky Glen Hotel, Nicky Convine, 8pm
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, Relics, 8.15pm
  • Agnes Tavern, Uncle Arthur


SUNDAY
  • Young Aus Hotel, raffles, 11.30am
  • JD's Karaoke, 8pm
  • Queens Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 1pm for 2pm start
  • Yaralla, bingo, 1pm
  • Railway Hotel, Sunday session, 2pm
  • Gladstone Bowls, Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Rocky Glen Hotel, Nicky Convine, 3pm
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, Ben Beasley, 1pm
  • The Reef, Adrian Brown, 4pm
  • Agnes Tavern, Steve Jay, 2pm

Source: http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/whats-gladstone-weekend-sept19-21/2389943/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Australian airports turf war looms in battle for big-spending Chinese tourists

Signs at Shanghai airport.
Signs at Shanghai airport. Brisbane Airport is adding Mandarin translations to its signage in a bid to lure more big-spending Chinese tourists. Picture: AFP
A TURF war is brewing among Australian airports over the fastest growing tourist market in the world.

With Chinese visitors to Australia expected to bring more than $13 billion into the country by 2020, airports are going to extremes to accommodate the big spending tourists and business people.

Brisbane this week became the second airport to sign a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese airport, following on from Melbourne’s deal with Chengdu in 2012.

The Brisbane Airport Corporation has teamed up with Shanghai in the hope of stitching up direct flights from China Eastern Airlines and other Chinese carriers that currently give the Queensland capital a miss.

To sweeten the deal, Brisbane International Airport will add Mandarin translations to signage, upgrade retail spaces and provide culturally appropriate food and beverage choices.

The airport’s website will also be available in Chinese, and “special services” will be provided for Asian arrivals to smooth their arrival.

The moves mirror those already undertaken by Sydney and Melbourne airports, which appear to have got the jump on the booming Chinese tourist market.

Figures from Tourism Research Australia show just 13 per cent of visitors from Shanghai made it to Brisbane in June, compared with 65 per cent who visited Sydney, and 53 per cent who called on Melbourne.

Even Cairns and the Gold Coast both attracted 24 per cent of the Shanghai market — the largest source of inbound tourists from China.

By 2020, Chinese visitors are expected to top the one million mark Australia-wide, and pump as much as $13 billion a year into the national economy.

Brisbane Airport Corporation general manager of airline and retail management Andrew Brodie said the airport wanted to position itself to take advantage of that growth by securing more direct flights from China.

“China Eastern (the major carrier out of Shanghai) is obviously a priority for Brisbane Airport, not only from a tourism perspective but from a business connectivity perspective,” Mr Brodie said.

“Shanghai is the finance capital of China and over the course of the next five to 10 years, Brisbane Airport wants to be the gateway into Australia so it’s important we build the relationships early.”

Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said it was great to see Brisbane Airport proactively targeting the Chinese market.

“The deal with Shanghai is further evidence of Brisbane’s growing importance as a key international gateway to Australia,” said Mr O’Sullivan.

Source: http://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/travel-news/australian-airports-turf-war-looms-in-battle-for-bigspending-chinese-tourists/story-fnjjv9zm-1227060621083#social-comments

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gladstone national parks, lookouts, horse riding, wine tasting, golf, food markets and bushwalking



Welcome to Gladstone

Gladstone is a beautiful holiday destination located 550 kilometres by road north of Brisbane, Queensland. Gladstone is blessed with 280 days of sunshine every year and balmy, subtropical climate. The area offers a wonderful array of exotic islands, city parklands and gardens, fun outdoor activities, abundance of wildlife and other unique locations to explore. Gladstone Airport is located only an 8 minute drive away from the centre of the city. 

Running along the coast of this city is the heritage listed Southern Great Barrier Reef, where it is home to a mixture of fourteen breathtaking inhabited and uninhabited islands. Also located nearby are untouched National Parks, rugged headlands offering spectacular lookouts, man-made Lake Awoonga and botanical gardens.  

Lake Awoonga
Lake Awoonga

Kroombit Tops National Park
Kroombit Tops National Park

Gladstone National Parks & Lookouts

Gladstone's region boasts magnificent landscapes to be explored in its national parks, scattered throughout the area. If you love bushwalking (hiking) and beautiful expansive scenery, then make sure you visit Gladstone's parks for breathtaking views.

Gladstone Trail
Gladstone Trail
From towering cliffs, to amazing lookouts, sweeping valleys, wondrous waterfalls and lush flora - can all be experienced when you drive and trek through Kroombit Tops National Park. Kroombit Tops is home to a range of native species of frogs and birds, and also wild horses (or brumbies as they're known locally) can sometimes be spotted in the area. The park is also famous for the wreckage of a World War II American Bomber that crashed on the site in 1945. 

Wander through Isla Gorge National Park and discover the sweeping sandstone cliffs, intricate maze of gorges and extraordinary rock formations that mysteriously change colour with the rising and setting of the sun. The park offers marvellous lookouts that gives you an awesome view of the valley below. Isla Gorge National Park is home to evergreen rainforests of Eucalyptus trees and a multitude of native fauna - from grey kangaroos to whiptail wallabies, honeyeaters, wedge-tailed eagles and peregrine falcons. During spring (between September to December) the plateau radiates in stunning displays of wildflowers.

Isla Gorge National Park
Isla Gorge National Park
Isla Gorge Track
Isla Gorge Track

Taroom - Isla Gorge
Taroom - Isla Gorge


If you prefer more coastal landscapes, Deepwater National Park is located right by the sea with sandy shores, untouched freshwater creeks, sand dunes, rock pools and marsh-land vegetation for exploration. For animal lovers, the park has an abundance of varied native wildlife - from black cockatoos, brahminy kites, water birds and emus to little turtle hatchings that spawn from their nests at night. Due to the rough terrain, access to this national park is by four wheel drive vehicles only.

Deep Water National Park
Deep Water National Park

Mixed Recreation – Horse riding, wine tasting, golf, food markets and trekking

The Gladstone region also has other recreation activities on offer, such as horse riding and historical gold mining at Boyne Valley, kangaroo watching and wine tasting at the Gecko Valley Vineyard and Winery, trek up Mount Larcom to reach the peak for a 360-degree view of Gladstone, play a round on the course at Gladstone city Golf Club, shop at the Gladstone Library Square Markets for fresh local produce and eclectic trinkets or go four wheel driving through the rugged landscapes and trails throughout the region.

While Gladstone is renowned for its beaches, islands, industry and fishing, there are many little-known activities that will add more depth and adventure to your trip.

Boyne Valley
Boyne Valley

Drive along the winding scenic route to regional Gladstone at Boyne Valley (an hour's drive from Gladstone) and enjoy the friendly country hospitality when you arrive at the Many Peaks Hotel - famous for their delicious steaks. The valley is home to beef, dairy, mining and sawmilling industries - but the community also caters to tourism. There's horse riding where you get to explore native bushland on horseback, or go on historical goldmining tours to learn about the history of the community, or go hiking, canoeing and four wheel driving in the region.

Less than 10 minutes’ drive from Gladstone city is the Gecko Valley Vineyard and Winery, where you can visit the vineyard and go wine tasting for a glass of flavours unique to the area. Encircled by expansive rolling bushland, with the majestic Mount Larcom as the backdrop, the site has a cafĂ© serving dishes and matching wines, a visitor's shop selling locally-made craft, chocolates and merchandise, and the area is frequented by local populations of kangaroos. With Mount Larcom close by, do the challenging trek up the mountain and get spectacular 360-degree views of the entire city below.

Mount Larcom
Mount Larcom

The scenic 18-hole course at the Gladstone Golf Club is located near Stockland Shopping Centre in Gladstone city, with a pond water feature recently added. The clubhouse has a pro shop, bistro, fully licensed bar with takeaways available for members, rental carts, equipment hire and more.

Gladstone Golf Club
Gladstone Golf Course


If you love shopping and browsing at fresh food markets, then drop by the Gladstone Library Square Markets to experience what local producers have on offer. Delightful fresh fruit and veggies, arts and crafts, second-hand goods and more are on display for purchase. 



Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone plus Apartments G60 Gladstone are located conveniently in the centre of Gladstone.

Both properties are perfect for short or long stays as they offer fully serviced apartments with fully self-contained laundry services.

The hotel is located on top of a hill, which means many rooms have excellent harbour, city and hinterland views. The property also boasts an onsite restaurant called Rocksalt (popular with the locals), a swimming pool and barbeque area, plus undercover security parking.

The fully serviced Apartments G60 Gladstone can also cater to extended stays of six months or more.

Click here to view Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone
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Apartments G60 Gladstone
Apartments G60 Gladstone - Bedroom

Apartments G60 Gladstone
Apartments G60 Gladstone - Exterior

Apartments G60 Gladstone
Apartments G60 Gladstone - Kitchen

Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone
Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone - Livingroom

Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone
Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone - Swimming Pool



Island Paradise ~ Southern Great Barrier Reef Islands & Lagoons Gladstone Queensland

Welcome to Gladstone

Welcome to Gladstone

Gladstone is a beautiful holiday destination located 550 kilometres by road north of Brisbane, Queensland. Gladstone is blessed with 280 days of sunshine every year and balmy, subtropical climate. The area offers a wonderful array of exotic islands, city parklands and gardens, fun outdoor activities, abundance of wildlife and other unique locations to explore. Gladstone Airport is located only an 8 minute drive away from the centre of the city. 

Running along the coast of this city is the heritage listed Southern Great Barrier Reef, where it is home to a mixture of fourteen breathtaking inhabited and uninhabited islands. 

Heron Island Beach - Gladstone
Heron Island Beach - Gladstone

Island Wonderland ~ Southern Great Barrier Reef Islands & Lagoons Gladstone

Off the coast of Gladstone is where you'll find a paradise of islands dotted along the Southern Great Barrier Reef. 

Here lies the picturesque, uninhabited Lady Musgrave Island, where it is the only coral island on the Great Barrier Reef with a navigable lagoon. The lagoon offers calm, clear water - ideal for swimming and snorkelling - like swimming in a giant aquarium. There is also plenty to do on land: camping, trekking and exploring the wildlife on the island.

Lady Musgrave Island underwater - Gladstone
Lady Musgrave Island underwater - Gladstone

Closer to the shores of Gladstone are Heron and Wilson Islands. They also offer fantastic lagoons with calm waters well suited for snorkelling, diving and swimming. Wilson Island offers privacy and seclusion in a quiet, beautiful location. 

Wilson Island
Wilson Island

Heron Island is a bigger coral cay (meaning it is completely composed of sand and coral fragments) with abundant wildlife - from seabirds, Loggerhead turtles to clouds of multi-coloured fish. Experience all that Heron Island has to offer: reef walking, viewing the marine life from the coral submarine, swimming, fishing and snorkelling. Heron Island is also renowned for having some of the best diving spots within 15 minutes of the shore.

Southern Great Barrier Reef

Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island is another large coral cay and is the most southerly island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This island is a bird watcher's paradise, with more than 50,000 birds nesting here during the summer months. Lady Elliot Island is also known for being the ideal nesting ground for Loggerhead turtles - cute hatchlings can be seen between January until April. Explore the local shipwreck or the island's iconic Manta Rays via 19 dive sites scattered throughout the island. 

Heron Island Beach
Heron Island jetty

Baby Loggerhead Turtle
Baby Loggerhead Turtle

For marine animal lovers, Fitzroy Reef Lagoon (90 minutes from the town of Seventeen Seventy) is a must-see! This dazzling reef is the sole naturally formed, tidal entrance lagoon along the Southern Great Barrier Reef, and is home to a remarkable array of sea life in this coral metropolis. 

Snorkel or scuba dive and explore this beautiful underwater world and its inhabitants: common and bottlenose dolphins, Green and Loggerhead turtles, black blotched stingrays, opalescent spotted Lagoon rays, Manta and Bull rays, plus be surrounded by over a thousand different species of multi-coloured fish! White and black tip reef sharks also cruise through the area - but don't worry, they do not bother humans!

Photo credit: fjaine - underwater diving with ray - Gladstone



Water Sports & Activities Gladstone

Only 20 minutes from Gladstone city are the holiday towns of Tannum Sands and Boyne Island. These neighbouring coastal towns boasts a wonderful climate all year round and their waters offer great locations for swimming, kite surfing/boarding, boating and fishing.

Another set of twin towns that have great options for water sports are the seaside townships of Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy. Located just 1.25 hours’ drive south of Gladstone, Agnes Water’s unspoilt beach is the most northern surfer's beach in Queensland. The suburb of Seventeen Seventy derived its name to commemorate the first Queensland landfall for Captain James Cook in May 1770.

Heron Island
Heron Island

With a big offering of different water sport activities to choose from, there won't be a dull moment while you're in Agnes Waters! Relax and unwind on the peaceful, pristine beaches; or swim, dive and fish in the crystal clear waters. Learn to surf, try paddle boarding, sail the waves with a hired boat, or kite surf alongside dolphins! 

For a unique adventure, try a Larc tour (large amphibious craft) that can drive on land and sail on water! This tour operator offers short and daylong rides - covering coastlines of Seventeen Seventy and estuaries, across the sand dunes (where you'll get to sandboard!), to the remote Bustard Head Lighthouse situated inside the beautifully preserved Eurimbula National Park. For more information on Larc tours, visit www.1770larctours.com.au 

1770 Larc tour
1770 Larc tour

If you like kayaking and canoeing, you'll enjoy 1770 Liquid Adventures! This tour operator provides kayak hire and guided tours along the spectacular town of Seventeen Seventy. Meander through the headlands and reserves while watching the sunset or get up close and personal with dolphins and other marine life. Stop over and rest on picturesque, secluded beaches and deserted coves. For more information on 1770 Liquid Adventures, visit www.1770liquidadventures.com.au 

Gladstone Beach
Gladstone Beach

Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy are also two of the closest points to the outer Great Barrier Reef, and Seventeen Seventy is now the departure point for many reef tour operators and fishing charters to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Fitzroy Reef
Fitzroy Reef
Fitzroy Reef lagoon
Fitzroy Reef Lagoon


Southern Great Barrier Reef - Queensland

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone plus Apartments G60 Gladstone are located conveniently in the centre of Gladstone.

Both properties are perfect for short or long stays as they offer fully serviced apartments with fully self-contained laundry services.

The hotel is located on top of a hill, which means many rooms have excellent harbour, city and hinterland views. The property also boasts an onsite restaurant called Rocksalt (popular with the locals), a swimming pool and barbeque area, plus undercover security parking.

The fully serviced Apartments G60 Gladstone can also cater to extended stays of six months or more.

Click here to view Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone
Click here to view Apartments G60 Gladstone

Apartments G60 Gladstone
Apartments G60 Gladstone - Bedroom

Apartments G60 Gladstone
Apartments G60 Gladstone - Exterior

Apartments G60 Gladstone
Apartments G60 Gladstone - Kitchen

Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone
Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone - Livingroom

Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone
Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone - Swimming Pool