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Mount Larcom

Found about 20 minutes drive from the Gladstone Central Business District is the small rural township of Mount Larcom. Terrific for a short break during your travels, Mount Larcom has picnic areas, pubs and several takeaway and supply stores to keep you going. Try one of the famous pies, pasties and sausage rolls available at the Mount Larcom Cafe

A short drive back towards Gladstone, is Gladstone's most prominent natural landmark - Mount Larcom. A challenging trek up to the peak is rewarded with an uninterrupted 360-degree view of the Gladstone Area. Rural lands and the Gladstone Harbour can easily be recognised from the summit, and on a clear day you will see reef islands to the east and Rockhampton to the north.

Aside from Pies and Mountains, Mt Larcom is well-known for its yearly district show which attracts around 18,000 spectators over the two days.

Mount Larcom: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Larcom Climb


The prominent and distinctive peak of Mount Larcom is visible to the north-west from most points in Gladstone, with its summit is 632 metres above sea level.

Matthew Flinders noted it when he explored Port Curtis, naming it after Captain Larcom under whom he had served. Because of its profile, it is often call "The Lion Mountain", resembling a lion and lioness facing each other.

The prominent landmark provides a good ascent of two hours or so. The reward is a 360-degree view of the Gladstone area, rural lands and the harbour. On a clear day, you will see reef islands to the east and Rockhampton northwards. Mt Larcom is of volcanic origin, and your walk takes you through light eucalypt forest and grass trees.

Subject to fitness, generally 5 hours should be allowed to complete the climb. It is a challenging walk, and best climbed in the cooler months, with an early start to capture the best views. The walk and climb is steep in places and is not recommended for younger children. No toilet facilities.

It is advisable to check the local weather condition on the day of your climb as the peak can be shrouded in cloud.




Lynn Road
Mount Larcom, QLD, 4695

Located 0.0K from Mount Larcom

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 23.5K from Mount Larcom

Mount Larcom: Events

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
      27th Aug
      24th Sep
      29th Oct
      3rd Dec


Carrara Road
Calliope, QLD, 4680

Located 24.1K from Mount Larcom

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