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South East Queensland

The Gladstone Region covers an area that is as unique as it is diverse with a excellent range of attractions and beauty. The region includes the beachside towns of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands, the majestic freshwater Lake Awoonga and the last surfing beach on the east coast is at Agnes Water and Town of 1770.

Gladstone's uniqueness centres around its harmonic blend of tourism and major industry.

Gladstone is also the gateway to Heron Island either by air or launch.

A four hour drive from Brisbane, Bundaberg is situated on the banks of the Burnett River. The town is the centre of Queensland's southern sugar belt for 3 000 square miles of the Central Burnett agriculture district. The mills produce 15% of the state crop and the sugar terminal can store a massive 316 000 tones.

The town is the home of Bundaberg Rum as well as being a popular choice for deep sea fishing.Giant sea turtles may be seen laying their eggs at the Mon Repos Rookery during summer.

Hervey Bay
The seaside resorts of Pialba, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan offer some of the finest fishing grounds on the Queensland coast. There is a memorial to Flinders, who landed close by in 1799, at Daymon park overlooking Fraser Island.

This small farming town provides accommodation for many workers from the nearby Callide coal mine. The mine yields 2.4 million tonnes of coal a year for the Callide B Power Station. The Callide Dam provides a great spot for a swim or fishing for yellowbelly.


Maryborough's special charm is best discovered through the city's Heritage Walk, taking in 28 key historical buildings in the CBD
For a longer look at the city's architectural jewels, a Driving Tour covers nearly 80 buildings, historical sites and points of interest, providing a fascinating picture of the yesteryear of this delightful city. Both tours have been designed to take under two hours and include some of the best examples of Queensland's distinctive architectural styles.
Baddow House, one of Maryborough's historic homes, has been restored to its former splendour, fully furnished with authentic period pieces and is open daily for tours and Devonshire teas.
The original township site is on the heritage trails, with information boards displaying the scale and features of the first township (1847-55).

The Wharf St precinct retains many of Maryborough's early buildings and an atmosphere of old world charm. A stroll around its historic buildings or a drink in one of the pubs will bring back echoes of bygone days of sailing ships, greasy wool, and bewildered immigrants.

Stepping into Brennan and Geraghty's Store in like stepping into a time capsule, where the atmosphere of early Queensland general stores still lives. Recently restored by the National Trust, the store is open daily.
The Port of Maryborough Bond Store Heritage Museum is part of the precinct, and houses a visitor centre and museum for visitors and locals alike. Heritage Market Day held every Thursday incorporates the firing of the "Time Cannon" at 1pm, supervised by the Town Crier and "Mary Heritage", the city's ambassadors who epitomise the grace and elegance of a time gone by.
The Heritage Markets offer a range of goods as varied as the number of stalls, from art and craft to home-made baked goods and fresh produce, with a host of colourful characters, entertainment and fun for the family.

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