136-144 Goondoon St, Gladstone Central QLD 4680, Australia
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum was established in 1985 and is a community cultural initiative funded by the Gladstone Regional Council. It is dedicated to promoting art and heritage for the communities of the Gladstone Region and Central Queensland and act as custodians for the preservation and display of the region's history and cultural heritage.
Housed in the Heritage Listed old Gladstone Town Hall , the Gallery & Museum is linked by a glass bridge walkway that accommodates the 19th Century marble statue of the region's namesake, William Ewart Gladstone. The historic Town Hall building was erected during the Economic Depression in 1934, while the new O'Connell wing was added in 2003 and boasts a dramatic aluminium and steel installation on its façade, 41o24'12.2"N 2o10'26.5"E. This wonderful sculptural artwork is by local artist, Margaret Worthington, and is inspired by the harbour and shipping charts of Port Curtis.
Entry to the Gallery & Museum is via Goondoon Street, where ramp access is available. Ample off-street parking is available behind the Gallery & Museum on Oaka Lane.
The Gallery & Museum includes four exhibition spaces known as Town Hall Gallery, Front Gallery, Museum Room and O'Connell Space. Exhibitions of art and history are shown throughout these spaces and are continually transformed every 6 to 8 weeks. The building's four exhibition spaces are on ground level with a workshop studio space accessible downstairs with lift access. All areas are wheelchair and pram friendly.
The Gallery & Museum is supported by the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Society.
672 Glenlyon Rd, O'Connell QLD 4680, Australia
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Tondoon Botanic Garden showcases an outstanding collection of tropical, sub-tropical and dry rainforests from Port Curtis region and Far North Queensland. Officially opened in 1988, the tranquil balance of the Gardens is made up of naturally displayed gardens overlooking Lake Tondoon and nestled into the undulating landscape of Mount Biondello.
For local residents and for the many interstate and international visitors, Tondoon Botanic Garden is a place of inspiration, relaxation, and recreation. Visited by over 100,000 people each year, it is a popular place for picnics, pleasant walks, and cultural and ceremonial events.
Alf O'Rourke Dr, Callemondah QLD 4680, Australia
Award winning Spinnaker Park was officially opened in 2001 by the Gladstone Ports Corporation, the park has become the premier recreation area of Gladstone City.
Two and a half kilometres of educational walking tracks along the ocean wall, through native wetlands and ponds makes the park excellent for walking, riding or rollerblading. The beached cove is wonderful for a dip on a warm day while the barbecue and picnic areas make it a great place to entertain.
The grassy areas of Spinnaker Park are fantastic for barbecues, picnics, birthday parties, events and more. Sheltered seating areas and public amenities are provided for visitor's convenience.
Francis Ward Dr, Gladstone Central QLD 4680, Australia
Gladstone Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum is open on Thursdays Saturdays, and Sundays every week from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Visitors and volunteers are most welcome.
Notable displays include the “Wreck Wall” showing shipwreck location up until recent times, and the “Jenny Lind” figurehead with the story of the self-rescue saga following the shipwreck on Kenn Reef.
A number of very detailed models illustrate early sailing vessels, naval vessels, and even the paddlesteamer “PS Premier” which provided the passenger link from the end of the Railway at Gladstone through the narrows to Rockhampton over a century ago.
31 Aerodrome Rd, Gladstone QLD 4680
Gladstone Airport is a valuable community asset which makes a significant contribution to the economic and social fabric of the region. Indeed, the growth of the airport is inextricably linked to the growth of the region as recent increases in passenger numbers closely track the delivery of major infrastructure developments, particularly in the LNG industry.
60 Tank Street, Gladstone Central, Queensland, Australia
Gladstone Aquatic Centre
The Gladstone Aquatic Centre boasts a state of the art aquatic play park, "Splash Zone". The Splash Zone is a major attraction in Gladstone as it caters for a variety of ages with different water bodies, allowing families to fully utilise the facility during the hot summer.
The Gladstone Aquatic Centre, is a thriving hub of cummunity activity and provides all year round swimming and leisure facilities. Regional Queensland only has several key aquatic venues, and the Gladstone Aquatic Centre is surely a jewl in the crown.
The following facilities are provided at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre:
- Outdoor 8 Lane 50m Poool;
- Indoor 6 Lane heated 25m pool - with ramp access;
- Outdoor "Splash Zone" - with giant tipping bucket;
- Electronic Timing;
- Aqua Cafe;
- Giant Pool Inflatables;
- Lane 4 suite of programs and services; and
- All year round access.
Come on down and meet our awesome team at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre.
Gladstone Central, Queensland, Australia
Gladstone Sporting venues
Located in the centre of Gladstone, there is a great range of sports & sporting venues to choose from.
Swimming, Squash & Tennis are located centrally beside the hockey grounds. Just behind these, we have the showgrounds, this is where you will find the local Speedway track. A couple of blocks down the road is the Basketball Stadium.
Ferguson Park, Gladstone Central, Queensland, Australia
Gladstone Turf Club
Get your backside trackside at the Gladstone Turf Club
Experience the thrill of a day at the races, bookies, TAB and bar facilities, fashion and style, catering and of course the racing!
Whether your trackside for the racing, the fashions, a function or a catch up with friends Ferguson Park is THE PLACE TO BE SEEN!