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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 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

Lilley's Beach


Lilley's Beach is a popular weekend camping spot for locals and tourists alike!

Lilley's Beach is a sensitive foreshore area, that is carefully maintained by Boyne Smelter Ltd and Gladstone Regional Council. Access to Lilley's Beach is from the Boyne Island Sewerage Treatment Plan, via Handley Drive.

Lilley's Beach extends along the coast 1.7 kilometres and may be accessed by Four Wheel Drive only (motorbikes prohibited). It is best to travel at low tide or within 2 hours either side of the low tide. Driving on dunal areas is strictly prohibited.

Permits are required prior to accessing Lilley's Beach and must be carried in the motor vehicle at all times whilst in the area. Permits can be purchased online by selecting the Applications Icon.

Camping is only permitted within the fenced enclosed area at the northern end of Lilley's Beach. Look for evidence of an existing campsite in preference to creating another. There are no facilities or rubbish bins so you must take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Please remember to take your own firewood. Fires are to be established well away from any bushland or grassed areas, preferably in the middle of the beach.




via Handley Drive
Boyne Island, QLD, 4680

Located 15.8K from Calliope

Calliope: Events

Calliope Rotary Market


Calliope Rotary Market is held once a month at the Calliope RSL Hall from 8am to 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
      26th Nov
      24th Dec
2018
      28th Jan
      25th Feb
      25th Mar
      22nd Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun
      22nd Jul
      26th Aug
      23rd Sep
      28th Oct
      25th 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
      3rd Dec


Carrara Road
Calliope, QLD, 4680

Located 7.3K from Calliope

Gladstone Weekly Parkrun


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. You only have to register the once. Parkrun is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run whether it's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community to come together on a regular basis to enjoy the beautiful surrounds and get physically active at the same time. They want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability - this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is free!

Children and dogs are welcome to participate however must be supervised at all times.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov
      2nd Dec
      9th Dec
      16th Dec
      23rd Dec
      30th Dec
2018
      6th Jan
      13th Jan
      20th Jan
      27th Jan
      3rd Feb
      10th Feb
      17th Feb
      24th Feb
      3rd Mar
      10th Mar
      17th Mar
      24th Mar


Lions Park
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 15.6K from Calliope

Rotary Kmart Markets Gladstone


The Rotary Kmart Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month. Come and enjoy the family friendly all-weather free markets held in the Kmart car park at Stockland Gladstone from 7:00am - 12:00pm.

The markets feature fresh fruit and veggies, coffee, cakes, handmade children's toys, food stalls and barbecues, ice cream, plants, handmade soaps, books, children's clothing, jewellery and other bric-a-brac. All stall holders must have Public Liability Insurance. There is no restriction on stall types or goods sold.


Event Dates
2018
      21st Jan
      18th Feb
      18th Mar
      15th Apr
      20th May
      17th Jun
      15th Jul
      19th Aug
      16th Sep
      21st Oct
      18th Nov


Dawson Road,
Corner of Philip Street
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 15.8K from Calliope

Boyne Tannum HookUp


The Boyne Tannum HookUp is Australia's top family fishing competition which is held annual with the aim of bringing together friends and family from all parts of Australia.

With a prize pool worth over AUD300,000, the event attracts around 4,000 registered fishing competitors and 30,000 visitors to Bray Park, Boyne Island where fishing weigh-ins and family entertainment is provided over the three days of competition.

The Boyne Tannum HookUp Association works incredibly hard to make the Boyne Tannum HookUp one of Gladstone's most professional and prestigious events, aiming to have an international presence in the future.

The Boyne Tannum HookUp has run annually for the past 20 years and hopes to continue as an event for families to enjoy all that the Gladstone Region has to offer as a premier fishing location.


Event Dates
2018
      4th May
      5th May
      6th May


Wyndham Avenue
Boyne Island, QLD, 4680

Located 17.0K 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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