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ANZAC Park and Ululah Lagoon

Maryborough, 4650

Once a favourite spot for aboriginal corroborees, the area is now a beautiful park, centred on the Ululah Lagoon. In 1852, the first land sales were held for the new town here, in a simple slab hut. Horse-drawn scoops were used to clear the lagoon to form Maryborough’s first wa…

Queens Park, Maryborough

Maryborough, 4650

HERITAGE-LISTED Queens Park is one of Australia’s earliest botanic gardens and is an important part of Maryborough’s distinctive character. It is renowned for its sweeping river views, rolling green lawns, ornamental flower beds, towering trees and unique heritage features.…

Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens and Orchid House

Urangan, 4655

The Botanic Gardens are situated on a 26-hectare property which was established to display plants of the Wide Bay and Sandy Straits regions. Natural bushes, formal gardens and wetlands merge together to provide an environmental delight. Areas of interest include the Japanese Brid…

Arkarra Lagoons and Tea Gardens

Dundowran Beach, 4655

Arkarra is an aboriginal word meaning "place of many ducks" and was so named by the local Aboriginal tribe of the Fraser Coast Region. Arkarra's melaleuca wetlands, covering a substantial part of the original 200 acre freehold property, were first identified as "swamp" in 1880.…

Banksia Track and Boardwalk

Woodgate, 4660

Situated within the Woodgate section of Burrum Coast National Park, the Banksia Track and Boardwalk takes you over swampland and open forest into palm forest and towards wildflower territory. The boardwalk experience starts off your journey, taking you through a melaleuca tea tre…

Mon Repos Regional Park

Mon Repos, 4670

Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland from November to late March each year. This is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region. Successful breeding here is critic…

Alexandra Park

Bundaberg, 4670

Nestled on the banks of the Burnett River on Quay Street, Alexandra Park offers a playground for all ages under the shade of large trees. The kids can play on the playground or run in the large open spaces. The Rotunda gives the park an old time feel. Keep an eye out for locals p…

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

Bundaberg North, 4670

There is something for everyone at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Situated in North Bundaberg on Mount Perry Road, the gardens span 27 hectares of land and feature a magnificent lake which is home to 114 species of birds. Take a walk on the paths to discover the hidden Japanese G…

Tondoon Botanic Gardens

Gladstone, 4680

Tondoon Botanic Garden showcases an outstanding collection of tropical, sub-tropical and dry rainforests from Port Curtis region and Far North Queensland. The gardens are set upon an 83 hectare site with a wide variety of flora and fauna, with the lake providing habitat for a va…

Lake Awoonga

Benaraby, 4680

Located 30 kilometres from Gladstone, Lake Awoonga boasts excellent recreation facilities and spectacular lake and mountain views. Enthusiastic anglers come to Lake Awoonga to catch the famed barramundi, of which almost 4 million have been released. Barramundi can be caught all…

Lake Callide

Biloela, 4715

Lake Callide is located 12 kilometres from Biloela via sealed road and approximately 90 kilometres south-west of Gladstone via the Dawson Highway. While compact, the lake provides visitors with rewarding fishing - especially for golden perch (yellowbelly) and has in recent times…

East Shores Precinct

Gladstone, 4680

East Shores provides a world-class recreational precinct for Gladstone residents and visitors of all ages to meet, relax, exercise and enjoy the foreshore area. The precinct spans Flinders Parade and includes a water play park, waterfront boardwalk incorporating a viewing platfo…

Spinnaker Park

Gladstone, 4680

Award winning Spinnaker Park was officially opened in 2001 and has since become a premier recreation area in Gladstone. Two and a half kilometres of educational walking tracks along the ocean wall, through native wetlands and ponds makes the park excellent for walking, riding or…

Scarborough Beach Park

Scarborough, 4020

Scarborough Beach Park offers the best of all worlds for nature play - with trees to climb, sand to play with and sea to swim in. The best part is Cotton Tree Forest, within the fenced play area, which is full of gnarled cottonwood trees that offer exciting climbing opportunities…

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Benowa, 4217

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens have over 5km of walking tracks to explore, through native garden beds, sensory gardens and towering bamboo. Boardwalks over the lakes are perfect for wildlife spotting and there are plenty of picnic and bbq spots. Visit the Friends Centre for…

Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point, 4169

Kangaroo Point is a popular recreation spot, conveniently close to the city and the South Bank Parklands. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs, situated on the east bank of the city bend of the Brisbane River north of the Maritime Museum, opposite Riverstage and the Queensland University of…

Kedron Brook Bikeway

Mitchelton, 4053

The Kedron Brook Bikeway is a major cycleway that links a number of Brisbane suburbs from Mitchelton to both Gympie and Sandgate Roads in Brisbane. The cycleway also connects to the Jim Soorley Bikeway, and continues to the northern section of the Moreton Bay Cycleway. The cycl…

Tamborine Mountain - Curtis Falls Nature Walk

Mount Tamborine, 4271

Curtis Falls Nature Walk 2.4 km walk through the forest, which was am easy walk with two to young kids (2 and 3 yrs). There was lots to see - waterfall and creek, lizards, bats, and amazing trees. It was nice to see and greet other walkers and learn about safety when walki…

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