Winter Holidays Around Gladstone


Winter is the season to enjoy the great outdoors around Gladstone and you can beat the boredom

with the help of Council’s School Holiday Program.

Whether you prefer indoors or out Gladstone Regional Council’s facilities have produced a busy

June-July school holiday program for the region’s young people.

For two weeks from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July, indoor and outdoor locations will be

buzzing with the sound of excited students on holidays.

“The School Holiday Program features events and activities across many Council facilities including

Gladstone Regional Libraries, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC), Gladstone

Regional Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) and Tondoon Botanic Gardens,” Councillor Burnett said.

“This program allows young people to explore the region one day, create a masterpiece or unleash

their imagination in play the next, so I’d encourage parents to visit Council’s website to see what’s

on offer.”

Highlights include:

– Self-guided activities at GRAGM

– Creature Craft, Fun with Chalk, Hydro Planters and a Creative Recycling Centre workshop at

– Tondoon Botanic Gardens

– The Alphabet of Awesome Science at GECC

– Holiday Craft Packs, Robot Building with Cubelets, R2D2 Droid Build, School Holiday

StoryTime, LEGO Build Competition, NAIDOC Week activities, Harry Potter Family Activity

Night, Harry Potter Movie Night, movie days and much more across all six Gladstone

Regional Libraries.

Visit to map out your list of events, or to view Council’s

Winter Events Guide.



Featuring the stories of 14 local special seniors, prepared and presented by selected Year 8 students of Toolooa State High School, with portrait photography by Mike Richards.

WHEN: 15 July – 31 August

WHERE: CQUniversity’s Mezzanine Floor, Leo Zussino Building, Gladstone Marina Campus

COST: Free


Take the challenge with the family or a friend to climb Mount Larcom and enjoy the awe-inspiring 360-degree view of the Gladstone area from the summit, positioned 632 metres above sea level. It is known to be a challenging walk, so this one is for older kids and not advisable for young ones. Subject to fairly high fitness levels, this 12km trek may take around 5 hours to complete but you’ll have some great selfies at the end with an awesome backdrop.

WHERE: 59 Wilson Road, Mount Larcom State Forest

NEED TO KNOW: There are no toilet facilities


Gladstone Regional Library is taking its StoryTime sessions out and about across the region. Full of stories, rhymes and fun for the little ones all you need to bring is a snack and the rug to enjoy the morning.

WHERE: Millennium Esplanade Park & Tom Jeffery Park


Tuesday June 28, 10.30-11.30 am, Tannum Sands

Friday July 15, 10.30-11.30 am, Agnes Waters

Tuesday July 26, 10.30-11.30 am, Tannum Sands

BOOKINGS: None required


Gather the friends together, your pillow and your beanbag for a free movie night. Once a month a new movie will be featured and don’t forget your snacks and drinks too.

WHEN: 1 pm Saturday, July 9 – Buckley’s Chance (PG) and 1 pm Saturday, August 6 – Cruella (PG)

WHERE: Boyne Tannum Community Centre

COST: Free, no booking required


Calliope River Historical Village is holding their Winter Markets on Sunday, July 10, from 8 am to 12 noon.

There will be an array of market and food stalls nestled among the trees on the banks of the Calliope River.

The Clyde Hotel is open for drinks and the Tea Room for Devonshire teas will also provide scrumptious treats.

COST: Adults $2 entry. Children free.


WHEN: 110 am, Wednesday, June 29

WHERE: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

COST: Adult: $16.50

Child: $10


Visit the gallery to see the latest NAIDOC Exhibition and Beyond Borders Photographic collection.

Running through June-July. Cost is free.


Located just 30 kilometres from Gladstone, Lake Awoonga is a local favourite where you can swim, fish, and

enjoy water sports and nature at its best. You can 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 surroundings by taking a

walk, a dip or relaxing on a rug under the shade of the trees. Take in the spectacular lake and mountain views,

waterfalls, walking trails, barbecue area and playground are all part of what’s on offer.