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Calliope

A landscape which features historical homesteads, horse riding trails, national parks, lookouts and native bush Calliope is shaped by an air of yesteryear but look a little closer and there is lots to discover.

Tee off on one of the 18 holes on the challenging greens at the Country Club, visit the Historical Village where early history of the Port Curtis region is being preserved or throw a line in at one of the rivers, estuaries or lakes located nearby.

If you are in town on the last Sunday of the month the town comes alive with the Historical Village Markets where you can pick up homemade goodies, craft and other top market finds.

Hinterland escapes await in part of Central Queensland's historic heartland - make your own history with a stay in Calliope.

Calliope: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Calliope Swimming Pool


Calliope Swimming Pool is a public swimming pool featuring a toddler wading pool, 25 metre outdoor swimming pool and kiosk for snacks and drinks.

Picnic areas and barbecues are provided free of charge making the Calliope Swimming Pool the perfect place for a lazy day out with family and friends.




Stirrat Street
Calliope, QLD, 4680

Located 0.4K from Calliope

Calliope River Historical Village


The Calliope River Historical Village is a true heritage experience which has captured and preserved some of the original buildings from around the Gladstone Region.

Come and spend some time looking at unique and interesting displays, including the Calliope River Railway facility which includes a Queensland Rail coach, two camp wagons and the Yarwun station. Take a drip down memory lane in the Raglan Dance Hall, or visit the country Markets which are held on site, with stall holders from as far away as the Gold Coast selling their wares.

The museum and tours operate daily at a small cost.




Bruce Highway ,
Corner of Carrara Road
Calliope, QLD, 4680

Located 8.0K from Calliope

Lake Awoonga


Whether you're looking for a place to splash, fish or relax Lake Awoonga is a nature lover's paradise.

The Lake is stocked with Barra, Saratoga and Sea Mullet. If you happen to reel in a Mangrove Jack consider yourself lucky as they're a rare find.

There are a range of ways to experience this environmental gem just 30 kilometres from Gladstone, bring your own boat, or hire a boat or Kayak from Lake Awoonga Boating and Leisure Hire, day cruise or just make the most of the natural surrounds by taking a walk, a dip or lazing under the shade of the trees.

Spectacular lake and mountain views, picturesque waterfalls, walking paths, barbecue area and playground are all part of what's on offer.

Ornithologists, twitchers and birders can look out for the Southern Squatter Pigeon and the Red Goshawk (listed as having conservation significance) and is one of the largest and important near-coast bird refuges in South East Queensland.

This area is home to a thriving array of native animals, both by day and night like the Whiptail or pretty-face wallaby, Yellow-Bellied Glider or Grey-headed Flying Fox. You might even spot a Koala so look up!




Lake Awoonga
Benaraby, QLD, 4680

Located 13.5K from Calliope

Tondoon Botanic Gardens


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.




700 Glenlyon Road,
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 13.9K from Calliope

Quoin Island Retreat and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre


Quoin Island Retreat is an exclusive island event venue, catering to weddings, conferences, parties and events from corporate to social and school / social groups. With dedicated conference facilities, accommodation and purpose built team building activities, Quoin Island will do what it takes to make your event vision a reality.

As the home to Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Quoin Island offers an educational experience at our Turtle Centre encompassing environmental, team building and animal welfare experiences. Please note Quoin Island is accessible for private bookings only.




Quoin Island via Gladstone Marina
Quoin Island, QLD, 4680

Located 15.2K from Calliope

Calliope: Events

Calliope Rotary Market


Calliope Rotary Market is held once a month at the Calliope RSL Hall from 8am - 12pm.

Calliope Rotary Market showcases local art and craft businesses, featuring home made, home grown items including children's clothes, accessories, adult clothing, jewellery, plants, home produce, honey, candles, soaps, hand-made cards, banners, artists, photographers, art/craft supplies, children's craft activities, homewares/linens, knitting/crochet, blankets, soft toys, greeting cards and more!

With over 40 stalls, pop down for a nice afternoon and see what your local community has to showcase!


Event Dates
2017
      24th Sep
      22nd Oct
      26th Nov


Calliope RSL Hall
Calliope, QLD, 4680

Located 0.1K from Calliope

Calliope Historical Village Markets


The Calliope Historical Village Markets are held on a regular basis along the banks of the Calliope River only 26 kilometres from Gladstone and 100 kilometres south of Rockhampton! These are lovely relaxed markets for the whole family.

Grab a drink or a bite to eat and sit with your family under the shady trees. Bring the kids along for a ride on the famous miniature train or just come along to view the abundance of homewares, fresh produce, plants and bric-a-brac for sale.

Whilst your at the markets don't forget to visit the village's historic buildings and spend some time looking at the interesting displays including the Calliope River Railway Display.

The Markets run from 8.00am to 1.00 pm and the Clyde Hotel is licensed on Market days. The variety of food and drink stalls cater for the needs of hungry and thirsty visitors.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Sep
      29th Oct
      3rd Dec


Carrara Road
Calliope, QLD, 4680

Located 7.3K from Calliope

GAPDL Members and Mates Golf Day


GAPDL will once again hold their Annual Members and Mates Charity Golf Day. Join them for a day full of golfing fun, networking and raising funds for the local RSPCA!

Ticket includes: 18 Hold Competition, on course Breakfast and Lunch, four drink tickets per player.


Event Dates
2017
      13th Oct


1 Hickory Avenue
Kin Kora, QLD, 4680

Located 15.3K from Calliope

Under the Trees


Under the trees is a laid back music and arts festival located 'under the trees' between the soccer fields and oval at Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island. The event is organised by the community, for the community, entirely run and built by volunteers. Under the Trees will bring the best of the festival acts to Boyne Island as well as keeping a grass roots feel across two stages. Sunset will feature a spectacular fire performance for all the family.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Oct


Jacaranda Drive
Boyne Island, QLD, 4680

Located 15.5K from Calliope

Calliope: Travel Tips

Gladstone Airport


Gladstone Airport is located on Aerodrome Road in the suburb of Clinton and is approximately five kilometres from the City Centre and Central Business District.

The airport caters primarily for business and leisure travellers and freight activities associated with the region's developed and emerging industry.

Gladstone Airport is proud to announce the opening of its Qantas Club Lounge at the newly expanded departure terminal.

Jump aboard one of the many daily QantasLink and Virgin Airlines flights for a quick 50 minute trip between Gladstone and Brisbane. Services are also provided on a daily basis from Gladstone to the northern cities of Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

The Gladstone Airport is also the departure point for aerial services to Heron and Wilson Islands. In addition, Thangool Airport, near Biloela,operates daily QantasLink flights to Brisbane.




Aerodrome Road
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 15.3K from Calliope

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