Gladstone

Gladstone might be best known for its impressively large multi commodity port, but there are some hidden gems in this industrial powerhouse waiting to be found.

Island wonders, rural hinterland, coastal lifestyle and heaps of top fishing and boating spots, Gladstone is the perfect place to kick back and discover both man-made and natural marvels at work.

Take a stroll through one of the few Australian completely native botanic gardens a place of relaxation, inspiration and recreation. The gardens are specially cultivated with a variety of tropical, sub-tropical and dry rainforest plants and flowers.

Head to the home of one of Australia's most coveted art prizes at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery in the heart of the city. Here you can access a variety of touring exhibitions, workshops and other fun activities for free.

Go for a dip at Barney Beach and learn about the first settlers that landed there in 1847 or treat the kids to the splash zone at the aquatic centre.

You can take a tour of Australia's largest Bauxite processing plant or if you are a bit of an electro-maniac learn about where a quarter of Australia's electricity comes from with a tour of the facility.

Tuck into some fresh food or pack a picnic and enjoy it at one of the many parks and recreational areas dotted around the city.

If you want a day trip then take the ferry over to Curtis Island where you can camp, boat, fish or Four Wheel Drive in this unique part of the Central Queensland coast.

There are hidden surprises around every corner so get out and make the most of them in this city of powerhouse proportions.

Gladstone
Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Queensland
Australia

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13 May 2017
Get ready to pony up at this year’s Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival with Queensland’s best food, fashion, racing and entertainment. You won’t want to miss the thrill of being trackside this year so mark this on your social calendar.

Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)

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11 August 2017
The Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it's most commonly known, is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane.
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25 March 2017
An irresistibly feel-good film, Hidden Figures is based on the true story of three black female mathematicians involved in the NASA space program whose crucial roles contribute to John Glenn’s launch into space – where he became the first American to orbit the earth.

Carnival Ball

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20 May 2017
Enjoy an evening of style and elegance at the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival Ball. This event is a highlight of the Carnival and is set to impress. Held in the Birds of Paradise Marquee trackside at Eagle Farm Racecourse, guests will be treated to first-class hospitality, a three-course plated menu and beverage package.
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26 March 2017
Rise and shine – it is time to feed your brain and your belly! Before the working day begins, join them at Festival Lab for a series of entertaining and enlightening science stories while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
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24 March 2017
NASA’s recent announcements of surface water flows on Mars inspired hope for a human-friendly environment on the red planet. The search for water elsewhere in our universe has long fascinated scientists and space enthusiasts, fuelling their search for other habitable planets.
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22 March 2017
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. The statistics are horrifying. Despite ongoing improvements in global water access and sanitation, water-related diseases still affect more than 1.
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23 March 2017
First proposed three decades ago, quantum computing is now a reality…albeit in the form of laboratory-bound machines that occupy an entire room and require a physicist to drive them. This revolution in data processing technology promises everything from improved traffic flow and weather forecasting to faster gene sequencing and targeted pharmaceutical research.
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23 March 2017
The Apprentice Program is an immersive experience for Years 10-12 students keen to get a taste of real science in action. Are you interested in finding a cure for cancer? As an Apprentice you’ll have access to one of the PC2-classified laboratories at the Translational Research Institute, under the guidance of Professor Brian Gabrielli and his team.
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20 March 2017
Some of the scientists from Mater Research Institute will guide you through their laboratories based at the Translational Research Institute. They will show you some of the technologies they use in their wide and varied areas of medical research.
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