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Tondoon Botanic Gardens

Gladstone, Gladstone Area

Free Entry 

The Tondoon Botanic Gardens are home to an impressive species of plants from the Port Curtis Region and Tropical North Queensland. The gardens are set upon an 83 hectare site with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Officially opened in 1988, the gardens provide local residents and visitors with a place of inspiration, recreation and relaxation and is a popular place for picnics, cultural and ceremonial events.

Take a stroll around the Japanese Tea Gardens, and the numerous walking tracks throughout the gardens and discover superbly cultivated gardens nestled into Mount Biondello.

Lake Tondoon situated in the centre of the gardens once provided the source of Gladstone's water supply until 1945. Today the lake provides a habitat for a variety of freshwater birds.

Free guided tours of the gardens are available each week. Picnic areas with electric barbecues, tables and chairs, toilets and kids playground are all available, free of charge.

Each year Tondoon Gardens play host to 'Ecofest'. Established in 1998, Ecofest is one of the Nation's biggest environmental awareness events held in June.

Open Times

Public Holiday: The gardens are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. ...... Weekdays: 0700 - 1730; Weekends: 0900 - 1730

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information

Accessibility:

Disabled access is available including parking and toilet facilities.

Children:

Children are welcome and there is a playground at the front of the gardens.
700 Glenlyon Road
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Queensland
Australia

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Gladstone City Caravan Park

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$31.43 - 130.00
Gladstone City Caravan park is a well established park, catering for everyone from workers through to families. It is owner operated, clean, and provides good old fashioned hospitality. They have various types of accommodation from three-star villas to basic caravans, including their popular Workers Cabins. For those with caravans, they have limited long term caravan sites which become available periodically, just ask their friendly staff about these. Facilities include a barbecue area, coin operated laundry, communal amenities block, outdoor furniture, Eftpos and credit card facilities. They are conveniently located on the southern end of the main city centre and just 10 minutes drive from Gladstone Regional Airport. Just a short walk to Yaralla Sports Club and supermarket. Also conveniently located just a short four minute drive into the centre of town you have a variety of eateries, including restaurants, bars and pubs.

Boyne Island Caravan Park

Boyne Island, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$25.00 - 130.00
Nestled on the banks of the Boyne River, Boyne Island Caravan Park is a nature and outdoor lovers delight. With the caravan park's own Boat Launching Ramp you can easily access the river from their doorstep. For the golf lovers they are a short 200 metre walk to the Boyne Island Golf Club, Bowls Club and sporting fields and with the Golf and Bowls club having their own restaurant you can have a meal or snack and drink at the 19th hole. Their camp sites are set in bushland and are available with or without power. Caravan sites are spacious with annex slabs and many are shaded with some overlooking the river. Villas and cabins range from Deluxe to Standard accommodation, from four to six berth and are all fully self-contained, most with ensuite and all air-conditioned. Linen is also supplied. With the refreshing swimming pool, undercover barbecue area and kids playground our park caters for everyone. So come and enjoy the delights that the area has to offer. Call or contact our friendly staff today for more information and bookings. They are a pet friendly park.

Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands, Gladstone Area
From AU$30.00 - 250.00
A quiet bushland setting with direct access to the golden sands of Tannum Beach and within walking distance of the picturesque seaside communities of Tannum Sands/Boyne Island is where you'll find Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands. Just 25 kilometres south of Gladstone, Tannum Sands is tucked away from the hustle and bustle providing a sanctuary to escape the everyday and embrace a relaxed coastal lifestyle centred on the outdoors and marine pursuits. Their caravan park sits right on the eco-friendly Millennium Esplanade, an ideal place for picnics, barbecues and swimming. The waters at Tannum Beach are patrolled by lifesavers during spring and summer, providing a safe way to cool off. There's plenty to see and do at Tannum Sand and Boyne Island with cafes and shopping facilities plus a boat ramp, skate park and golf course to keep the whole family entertained. At the caravan park you'll find a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and facilities including a resort style swimming pool, tennis court, barbecues, camp kitchens and more . Come and take a break with Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands.

Harbour View Motel

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 150.00
Harbour View Motel is a budget motel with 17 units. They have fully self contained apartments which can sleep up to seven people including Family Units, Deluxe Units with limited cooking facilities and Standard Rooms. All rooms have views of Gladstone Harbour and are ground level. They have free tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen television, air-conditioning, toaster, microwave and an iron and ironing board. Some rooms also have hair dryers and balconies. There is a saltwater swimming pool with a barbecue area, undercover parking with plenty of off street parking for large vehicles and guest laundry facilities (a fee is charged). The motel is located close to a shopping centre, cafes, bottle shop and sporting club complex. They have courteous on-site managers, security system and Port a Cots are available. They are pet friendly.
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From AU$180.00 - 280.00
Apartments G60 Gladstone, managed by Metro Hotels boasts 20 well appointed and fully self-contained 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartments with large balconies. These near new apartments, which were constructed in 2013, are suited to single, couple and family travellers alike plus they offer an excellent option for long-term accommodation. All apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen with large fridge, washing machine and dryer, plus much more. Reception is located nearby at Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone, which provides a manned reception desk for your convenience from early morning to late evening. Apartments G60 Gladstone also features include complimentary tea and coffee making facilities; iron and ironing board; laundry and dry cleaning (charges apply); in-room Wi-Fi; free-to-air TV and DVD player.

Oaks Grand Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
From AU$182.00 - 710.00
Gladstone's newest luxury hotel, Oaks Grand Gladstone, is the premier choice for business and leisure travellers seeking deluxe, self-contained apartment accommodation in this iconic Queensland destination. Occupying a sought-after position in the heart of Gladstone's thriving Central Business District on Goondoon Street and just 10 minutes from Gladstone Airport, Oaks Grand Gladstone stretches across nine levels and offers a unique and stylish base to soak in the myriad sights and activities the town has on offer.

Boyne Island Motel and Villas

Boyne Island, Gladstone Area
From AU$51.00 - 290.00
Beachfront location at the mouth of the Boyne River. On the coast in the centre of twin town communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands just south of Gladstone, Boyne Island Motel and Villas is the only motel on the beachfront. Adjoining Bray Park with boat ramp and skate park, closest motel to Boyne Tannum Community Function Centre, library, golf course and shopping plaza. Connected to the Turtle Way riverside bike, walking paths. Fisherman's paradise with fishing right out the front. Spacious, detached and fully self-contained one and two bedroom villas and ground level motel units in a quiet, secluded tropical garden setting.

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
From AU$125.00 - 400.00
The Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone is located in the centre of the business district of Gladstone adjacent to shops, restaurants, hotels and the entertainment centre. Only two minutes from the Heron Island departure point and rail / bus stations, with the airport 10 minutes away. Comprising of 51 comfortable, fully serviced one bedroom apartments, most with superb views of the harbour, marina and city from private balconies, the Metro Hotel and Apartments are the place to stay. All rooms are air-conditioned with colour television, free Foxtel, wireless broadband and each room has a separate ensuited bedroom, spacious living area with balcony and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Property facilities include a swimming pool, licensed restaurant, off street and underground security parking.

Gladstone Reef Hotel Motel

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$95.00 - 145.00
The Gladstone Reef Hotel Motel is conveniently situated on the main street of Gladstone City with great views of the Gladstone Harbour. The Motel has 52 rooms ranging from budget accommodation to deluxe suites, and provides free parking and free wi-fi for guests. Choose from their range of Queen or Twin Rooms and enjoy easy access to the in-house restaurant, multiple bars and on weekends the nightclub. All rooms feature a private ensuite, air-conditioning, flat-screen television and DVD player, small refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy complimentary Foxtel with up to 20 channels available including movies, sport and music. On-site facilities include a guest laundry (washing machines and dryers), vending machines, ATM/cash machine and photocopying facilities. Take time to relax in their roof top pool which offers a 360 degree view of Gladstone Harbour or visit the local bars, cafe's and restaurants that are within walking distance.

Southend Camping Grounds

Curtis Island, Gladstone Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Situated on the southern end of Curtis Island, just 12 kilometres from mainland Gladstone, the Southend Camping Grounds offers 20 unpowered sites with ocean views. Access to Curtis Island is by private vessel or via Curtis Ferry Services which operates six days per week and can transport passengers and vehicles. The camping grounds have limited facilities, so visitors are recommended to bring enough provisions for their trip, including gas barbecues (wood fires are not permitted). Composting toilets are located at the grounds, however you may bring a chemical toilet for longer visits. A short distance from the camp grounds is Capricorn Lodge, where visitors can purchase a variety of items from the store, including drinks, ice, newspapers, toiletries and non perishable food items. Dogs are allowed within the grounds, however they must be kept on a leash at all times. Permits are required to camp at the Southend Camping Grounds and must be displayed on your camping structure at all times. Bookings and permits are available through the Gladstone Visitor Information. Centre on Bryan Jordan Drive.
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