Byfield National Park, Conservation Park and State Forest

Byfield, Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area

Outstanding coastal scenery, massive sand dunes, rugged pinnacles and remote camping opportunities are highlights of a visit to Byfield National Park and Byfield Conservation Park. In Byfield State Forest, picturesque recreation areas are surrounded by rainforest-edged creeks, rugged mountains, pine plantations and ancient cycads. The area supports

Massive parabolic sand dunes (the oldest reaching more than five kilometres inland) and rugged pinnacles feature in the national and conservation parks. Enjoy outstanding coastal scenery and explore coastal features along walking tracks ranging from easy to difficult. Spend some time fishing and birdwatching. Enjoy remote coastal camping opportunities, if you are well-prepared and self-sufficient. You need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to access the national and conservation parks.

In the state forest, pockets of rainforest thrive on the coastal range and along Water Park Creek along with an exotic pine plantation and native forest. Enjoy camping, picnicking, walking, four-wheel driving, boating and fishing in the State Forest, which is accessible by two-wheel drive, but caution is required as timber trucks share the forestry roads.

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City Farmers Markets

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
25 November 2017
Held in the heart of Gladstone's Central Business District at Library Square, Gladstone residents and visitors can purchase delightful fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts and much more at the City Farmers Markets.

Gladstone Weekly Parkrun

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 November 2017
Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed five kilometre run or walk, which takes place every Saturday at 7am sharp in the Lions Park, Kin Kora Gladstone. Participating is easy, however you must register before the event on the Parkrun website to get your time.

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Gladstone Area
From AU$28 - 28
Monthly from 25 November 2017
Are you looking for something new to do on your Saturday night? Jump aboard the Curtis Endeavour II and enjoy live entertainment, delicious nibblies, cold drinks and soothing sea breezes. Pre-purchase your tickets by phoning the Curtis Ferry Services office.

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Tannum Sands, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 2 December 2017
Beach Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of every month except January and February from 2.00pm to 7.00pm at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Featuring food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creation stalls and lots more making this event an awesome family friendly outing.

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Gladstone, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 10 December 2017
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Capricorn Film Festival

Gladstone Area
From AU$11 - 22
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Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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