Parks and gardens Attractions - Holiday Gold Coast


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Charleville Graham Andrews Parklands

Sturt Street, Charleville QLD 4470
Whether it's a quick stopover, or a day out with family and friends, Graham Andrews Parklands is always a great place to stop, relax and stretch your legs. This park with its peaceful surrounds, lake, barbecues, rustic native gardens, Outback Timber Walk, adventure playground and the fascinating Vortex Gun display, has something for everyone. Stop to feed the locals, the ducks and geese, are never too far away to say "G'day" . . . duck style ! Dusk and dawn are great times to take a quite moment to hear the bird song (or screech!) of the Australian native birdlife in the park. Birds often found in the park include: Galahs, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Red Rump Parrots and a whole variety of finches and small wrens (including the Willy Wagtail.) A short leisurely stroll around the lake will allow you to identify and learn of 18 different species of Outback Trees. At the top end of the park learn of the desperate measures our early settlers took to break drought using the now infamous Steiger Vortex Rainmaking Guns. ...
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Sarina District Historical Centre

Railway Square, Sarina QLD 4737
Sarina is situated 36 kilometres south of Mackay and 300 kilometres north of Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway. The Historical Centre is part of the 'Field of Dreams' complex on the southern outskirts of the township. The Historical Centre is the former St Anne's Catholic Convent building. The building was built in 1923 as a Presbytery for the Catholic Priest in Sarina but when the first group of Sister's of Mercy were appointed to the town in 1925 the building became the Convent. A number of additions have been made to the original building so that they could take in boarders. On 19 January 2001 it was relocated to its present site at the 'Field of Dreams' and renovated to become the Historical Centre. Visitors can see the Historical Centre and view some important facts about this district for example gold mining, sugar, animal, coal, and rail industries to checking out about the lost Phoenicians as well as numerous other displays. If required, morning tea can be provided for group bookings or bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. An electric barbecue is provided for your convenience. ...
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Cardwell Foreshore

51 Victoria Street, Cardwell QLD 4849
Cardwell Foreshore looks over the Great Barrier Reef coast and Hinchinbrook Island. At the northern end is Coral Sea Memorial Park, depicting WWII Battle of the Coral Sea and featuring a family playground. Interpretive signs share details of the flora, fauna, culture and history of Cardwell as the path winds along to the south. A popular walk, or bicycle ride half-way along is Dugong Park and the Jetty Plaza. Families enjoy the, playground, barbecues, public toilets and shaded area with views. Nearby a variety of cafes offer local tastes and refreshments. With exercise equipment along the way Cardwell Foreshore has a very well-positioned viewing telescope looking out across Rockingham Bay to the variety of Islands. If you are lucky you may even spot dugong, dolphin, or even a crocodile. Further along the path are the Bagu – Aboriginal artwork based on the traditional fire story of the Girramay people. Dated 1865, next are the original jetty pylons from the oldest port north of Bowen, adjacent is Cardwell’s Visitor and Heritage Centre. Continuing south Colleen McLaughlin park features interpretive signs recording the marine life of the bay. The path includes a wetlands walk amongst the mangroves and local shore birds. ...
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Cribb Park

29 Pelican Street, North Ipswich QLD 4305
As well as being the home to a number of Rugby League fields, Cribb Park provides some of the best river access in Ipswich. A concrete boat ramp allows boat and canoe or kayak launching and there is plenty of room to wet a line from the bank if fishing is your thing. Shady park shelters with barbecues make Cribb Park a great place for a day trip. There are plenty of open grassed areas, recreational pathways and a well-equipped playground. Dogs are also welcome in the fenced off-leash dog park area, which has a shelter and bags to make cleaning up after your furry family members easy and convenient. ...
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Lake Apex Park

34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton QLD 4343
A beautiful waterfront park which is home to over 150 different species of birds. Inclusive of playground equipment, barbecues, exercise equipment and toilet facilities. Lake Apex Park is also dog friendly and has a paved walking track the entire distance around the Lake. A perfect location for your next picnic....
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South Bank Parklands

Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
South Bank Parklands is Queensland’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination, open 365 days a year. Its world-class entertainment and leisure facilities include: South Bank Parklands Covering 17 hectares of riverfront land, the Parklands feature free swimming facilities, walking tracks, licensed picnic areas and more. It is also home to a year-round calendar of events and plenty of eateries, including the award-winning River Quay. Little Stanley Street Known as one of Brisbane’s most popular eat-streets, Little Stanley Street is bursting with more than 30 cafes, bars and restaurants offering an array of cuisines styles including Vietnamese, Italian and more. Grey Street Like its sister street Little Stanley, Grey Street is a foodie haven - a stroll along the street will offer you plenty of places to eat. Grey Street is also home to the South Bank Cineplex, which is renowned for its cheap prices. South Bank Cultural Precinct The South Bank Cultural Precinct has something to suit all ages. It includes the Queensland Performance Arts Centre; Queensland Museum and Sciencentre; Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art; and State Library of Queensland. ...
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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

9 Lagoon Street, West Mackay QLD 4740
Located just five kilometres from the Mackay City Centre, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens showcases the beautiful tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays, along with other beautiful Australian native and exotic plants from similar climates around the world. This young botanic garden opened in 2003 and provides many resources to visitors - from over three kilometres of walking and cycling trails, wetland boardwalks, a unique cafe and gallery perched high above the wildlife filled lagoons, to excellent bird watching opportunities. Feature gardens include the luxuriant Fernery, the Regional Forest, rare and threatened flora of the tropical Shade Garden and the unique Coal Garden - tracing the evolution of plants and the importance of coal. Interesting art installments and information boards provide additional entertainment during a pleasant stroll. A cafe provides an array of food and refreshments with indoor and outdoor dining options, overlooking the wetland lagoon. ...
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Tree of Knowledge Memorial

Oak Street, Barcaldine QLD 4725
The historic Tree of Knowledge is famous for being the birthplace of the Australian Labour movement. The tree was poisoned in 2006, preserved and placed under an award winning timber structure. It is now a place of inspiration, reflection and celebration. It is beautifully lit with lighting during the night giving the illusion that the tree is still living. There are also interpretive panels and a sculpture which celebrate the leaders of the Shearer's Strike and the history of the Labor movement. ...
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Logan River Parklands

Blackbird Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Love life on the river? One of the easiest ways to access it is from this expansive park right beside the M1 (Pacific Motorway), near the iconic Red Bridge over the Logan River. Launch your tinnie from the boat ramp or throw in a line from the pontoon. You can even cook your catch on one of the barbies by the water. Logan River Parklands is a picturesque spot to exercise, with a range of fitness equipment, volleyball court and even an outdoor ping pong table. ...
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Kuranda Koala Gardens

Heritage Markets, Kuranda QLD 4881
This award winning boutique style wildlife experience, Kuranda Koala Gardens, is in Kuranda Village right at the Heritage Markets. This is the only place in Kuranda village where you can enjoy the 'Cuddle a Koala' opportunity. A fee applies and this includes a digital souvenir photo. Also visit Kuranda's only walk in Noctarium, called 'Nocturnal Wonders' and some rare species including bettongs, bibles and gliders. Meet tame wallabies, see wombats, freshwater crocodiles, lizards and more. Visit the 'Pioneer Shed' that depicts some of the early history of European settlement in the Kuranda region. A free shuttle bus operates from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Train Stations. It's a great attraction for those with limited time in the region, (if you have plenty of time, they also recommend visits to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Kuranda Koala Gardens is also part of the 'Kuranda Wildlife Experience'. This combines Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. These are ideal for independent travellers and small groups. ...
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Bundaberg Port Marina

15 Marina Drive, Bundaberg QLD 4670
The marina offers visitors to the Coral Coast a first class marina facility to access the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Visitors and patrons enjoy the relaxed marina "feel" with manicured grass areas and well maintained gardens for you to soak up and enjoy while eating fish and chips beside the river from their takeaway seafood shop. As the "most popular entry point" into Australia, the marina has a diverse range of cultures and vessels that constantly change giving a unique experience for visitors to the region. ...
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Centenary Lakes Park

Centenary Lakes, Caboolture QLD 4510
On the banks of the Caboolture River, just off Morayfield Road, Centenary Lakes is a beautiful parkland teeming with wildlife. A popular spot for events, picnics, lakeside running, and great nature photography, Centenary Lakes sits at the heart of Caboolture’s busy town centre, offer a slice of paradise and a relaxing atmosphere when you simply need a break. Park facilities include: - Picnic shelters - Barbecue - Playgrounds - Toilets - Wheelchair and Pram Accessible...
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Pioneer Park and Ross River

Ross River Drive, Townsville QLD 4810
Pioneer Park is located in Townsville on the banks of the Ross River and Ross River Dam. The park provides recreational facilities and is a popular fishing location. Facilities include sporting fields, picnic and barbecue areas. This park is also home to the Riverway Precinct, a major community facility with integrated facilities and attractions including retail, community, environmental and entertainment precincts. ...
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Iluka Park

2 Binnington Esplanade, East Mackay QLD 4740
Iluka Park is located on Binnington Esplanade at the ocean end of East Gordon Street, East Mackay. This area is commonly known as Town Beach by long-time residents of Mackay. Some off-street car parking is available as well as on-street car parking. Several shelters are located throughout the park. There are public amenities and an all abilities playground within the park. This all-abilities playground includes creative spaces such as a plant maze, a lookout and sand play area. It also incorporates a performance space featuring chimes and tom toms. ...
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Kholo Gardens

243 Riverside Drive, Muirlea QLD 4306
A picturesque retreat into nature seven kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District is the peaceful Kholo Gardens at Pine Mountain. It's an unexpected delight to explore with its lush gardens, crystal clear lily pond, bush walks and open spaces. Giant Kauri trees and Hoop Pines planted by early settlers, rare birds and plants, and the nearby Brisbane River all make this a special place to spend some time. It's also a sacred site for the indigenous Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People. At this subtropical haven, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the 400 metre walk through Tree Fern Lane under a natural rainforest canopy. The more energetic can try the steeper 800 metre Coal Creek Walk - aptly named seeing as the earliest recordings of coal in the area were made here in 1825. Formerly the site of a water pumping station, Kholo Gardens has an historic well onsite as well as a charming little old church, relocated here in 1990 from Redbank. With that and a stunningly restored Queenslander nearby, you can see why this is a popular venue for weddings and other functions. There are also barbecues, picnic tables and public toilets. ...
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Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park

Steindl Street, Bundaberg East QLD 4670
Known as Bundaberg's own "Kakadu", Baldwin Swamp is home to many species of birdlife and wildlife. Meander through the trails and take in the smells of the Eucalypt trees whilst enjoying the peace and quiet Baldwin Swamp offers. The wetlands provide a roosting, breeding and feeding habitat for thousands of waterbirds. You will find Lake Ellen Heritage Hub on the western side of Baldwin Swamp Environmental park. With plenty of shade, Baldwin Swamp is the perfect place for a picnic....
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Keppel Kraken

Anzac Parade, Yeppoon QLD 4703
Taking pride of place on the Yeppoon Foreshore, the Keppel Kraken is a water play feature quite unlike any other. With a mythical sea creature centrepiece and set against the spectacular backdrop of Keppel Bay, Yeppoon’s newest tourist attraction is the perfect place to soak up some sunshine on the beautiful Capricorn Coast. Featuring a host of interactive elements including water cannons, jets and a unique umbrella bucket – the only one of its kind in Queensland – the Keppel Kraken is guaranteed fun for the whole family. Timber decks and custom made picnic tables are the perfect place for mum and dad to enjoy a summer barbecue while the kids make the most of the play area, including five spectacular sea creature sculptures that have to be seen to be believed! The Keppel Kraken is located right in the heart of Yeppoon and just minutes from luxury beach front accommodation, gourmet dining and a thriving retail precinct, so why not come and experience all the Capricorn Coast has to offer. ...
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Kingaroy Rotary Park

Fisher Street, Kingaroy QLD 4610
On the eastern side of Kingaroy, Rotary Park offers a large covered picnic table and barbecue providing a welcome area for travellers to break their journey. Travel east along Haly Street until the lights at Fisher Street. The park is just through the lights on the right. The park is ringed by tall shady trees, which provide welcome shade on hot days. Children delight in playing on the modern play equipment and there are wide grassed areas to play in. Toilet facilities with disabled access are available here as well. ...
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Gooseponds, North Mackay

Hicks Street, Mackay QLD 4740
The Gooseponds in North Mackay are a combination of popular walking tracks around a large central wetland lagoon, an initiative of Mackay Regional Council's 10,000 steps program. There are also a number of exercise stations along the walk giving fitness fanatics a varied workout. The ponds are home to a variety of bird life, including geese, ducks and pelicans. As a designated off leash area there is plenty of open space for your pet to play. The walk also passes the popular Goosepond dog park, giving dog owners a variety of options for entertaining their pooch. The Gooseponds Walk pathway in North Mackay starts behind Wheeler Drive, Glenella and stretches through to Evans Avenue. The walking trail passes under the Bruce Highway, offering a safe crossing option, and includes multiple access points and a few large loops along the way, totalling close to 8 kilometres of shared pathway. For shorter walk options, begin your walk from Walter's Parade, from the 'Goose Walk' turnoff on Malcomson Street....
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Warwick Historical Society Museum

79-83 Dragon Street, Warwick QLD 4370
The Warwick Historical Society Museum is a collection of buildings which features furniture and household items representing more than 130 years of family life in the Warwick district. Most notable is the sandstone cottage which was built circa 1870, and is listed by the National Trust. Collections of photographs, historical and personal items, farming equipment, vehicles and machinery are displayed in several buildings relocated on the site. The Warwick and District Historical Society is also happy to provide your coach group with a guided history tour of Warwick, one of the local historians can hop on your coach and highlight the historical points of interest. Grounds available for hire for weddings or wedding photographs (fees apply). ...
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Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens

Thuringowa Drive, Townsville QLD 4810
Throw down a picnic rug and relax by one of the many water features Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens offers while spotting the array of wildlife nearby. These lush gardens are home to a diverse range of wildlife, from long neck turtles, mangrove jack, barramundi, eels, redclaw and prawns to bowerbirds, barking owls, fig birds, ducks, cormorants, egrets, butterflies and a range of beetles and lizards. Whether you are walking the dog or taking the kids out for a ride on their bikes or scooters, Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens has a number of well maintained walking paths set amongst gorgeous scenery that is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens offers ample parking, wheelchair access and barbecue facilities. ...
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Woodgate Beach Park and Playground

164 Esplanade woodgate, Woodgate QLD 4660
Woodgate Beach boasts 16 kilometres of white sandy beaches surrounded by 20,000 hectares of National Park. The Woodgate Beach Park and Playground is located on the waterfront offering stunning views of the coastline. Woodgate Beach is situated 38 kilometres of the Bruce Highway along Goodwood and Woodgate Roads (all bitumen). You will find prolific numbers of birds including emus, brolgas and jabiru together with kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, possums and reptiles which all inhabit the National Park and surrounding areas. Unwind, relax and enjoy a natural experience at Woodgate Beach....
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Riverside Parklands and Playground

Quay Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Situated on Quay Street at the end of Targo Street you will find Riverside Parklands. Sit back and relax while the kids enjoy playing on the small playground and bask in the picturesque views of the Burnett River. There are plenty of take-away food options in the area for you to feast on, or simply bring your own food to cook on the free barbecues provided. ...
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Tipperary Flat

D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango QLD 4615
Tipperary Flat, situated at the southern entrance to Nanango adjacent to Lions Park and the BP Service Station, is a well equipped picnic area featuring a walking trail leading visitors around the historic displays with informative interpretive signs provided. In early days, Tipperary Flat was used for sports days and get-togethers with other families who lived close by and the name originated from the first settlers who came from Ireland. A walking track extends to the Tarong turnoff past ‘Hannibal’, the first Tarong Coal Dragline Bucket, and has become a popular pastime for residents, visitors and pets. Adjacent to Tipperary Flat is an existing stand of Bunya Trees, a special icon of the natural and cultural heritage of the South Burnett, which acknowledge the original inhabitants. Tipperary Flat is an informative rest stop on your journey through the South Burnett. ...
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Lake Dyer

Lake Dyer, Laidley QLD 4341
Escape to the picturesque Lockyer Valley to camp on the banks of the Laidley Creek. Situated about 24 kilometres south of Laidley, this small, rural campground is framed by the Little Liverpool Range and Great Dividing Range. Lake Dyer is a popular fishing, boating and day trip spot. There are secure camping amenities, town water, showers, powered and unpowered sites, free barbecues, disability facilities and a children's playground. Covered barbecue areas and water activities are available. ...
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Cluffies Park in Coppabella

Daunia Road, Coppabella QLD 4741
Cluffies Park in Coppabella is the perfect place to pull-over the car, stretch the legs and absorb the serenity of the natural environment! You can find it at the entry of the little country town which lies approximately 159 kilometres west of Mackay along the Peak Downs Highway. Here you can marvel at the magnificent aluminium gondola coal hopper, a monument to mark the 25 year celebration of the town which was officially opened by Mr Bill Adamson on Saturday 7 September 1996. Enjoy reading the interesting information plaques that are attached to the front of the coal wagon and learn about the fascinating history of Coppabella and the staggering statistics associated with the mines and ports that this town services! Coppabella is part of the Mining Trail drive and brochures can be picked up from Visitor Information Centres in the region. ...
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Spinnaker Park

Alf Orourke Drive, Callemondah QLD 4680
Award winning Spinnaker Park was officially opened in 2001 by the Gladstone Ports Corporation and has become the premier recreation area of Gladstone City. 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 rollerblading. The beached cove is wonderful for a dip on a warm day while the barbeque and picnic areas make it a great place to entertain. The grassy areas of Spinnaker Park are fantastic for barbeques, picnics, birthday parties, events and more. Sheltered seating areas and public amenities are provided for visitor's convenience. ...
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Lake Fred Tritton

Gallaghers Drive, Richmond QLD 4822
Lake Fred Tritton has a relaxed, yet energetic vibe and is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. It is perfect for swimming, skiing, canoeing and the fantastic playground's and water park will keep the kids entertained for hours. Whether you are walking the dog, or taking the kids out for a ride on their bikes or scooters, the walking path is perfect place for a stroll. For the fishing enthusiasts, the Lake is stocked with 18 species of fish, so it’s a great spot to cast a line from the jetty or launch your tinnie from the boat ramp. Pack a picnic or even a ‘snag’ to sizzle on the free barbecues and enjoy a picturesque outback sunset. Lake Fred Tritton Fish Species Guides are available from Kronosaurus Korner. Camping is strictly prohibited at Lake Fred Tritton....
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Lissner Park

Deane Street, Charters Towers QLD 4820
While exploring Charters Towers be sure to take the time to discover Lissner Park. Lined with figs, jacarandas, eucalypts, tamarinds, burdekin plum, milky pines, palms and silky oaks, Lissner Park offers an ideal location to enjoy a shady picnic. Facilities and attractions include picnic tables, gas barbecues, Boer War kiosk, band rotunda, children's playground, WWI guns, Gudgal People Yarning Circle, duck pond and memorials to grazier William Hann and pioneer Jupiter Mossman. The Park was named after Isidor Siegfried Lissner who arrived in Charters Towers in 1873. During his time in Charters Towers Lissner developed a financial empire based on mining and commercial interests. He took a keen interest in community affairs and pushed for the establishment of sporting facilities and public amenities including Lissner Park. ...
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Evandale Park

135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast city, Evandale Parklands surround the Home of The Art (HOTA) precinct and is the perfect location for a stroll, picnic or even a swim. There’s a playground for the children while the adults can enjoy free exercise equipment stations located around the park. The parklands also offer beautiful views of the Nerang River as well as the Surfer Paradise skyline. ...
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Millennium Esplanade and Tannum Sands Beach

Millenium Esplanade, Tannum Sands QLD 4680
For over 50 years, the esplanade beach areas of Tannum Sands has served as the principal destination for passive and active beachside pursuits for the Gladstone Region. Located just 20 kilometres south of Gladstone on the Central Queensland coast, this coastal foreshore area provides individual pavillions which provide intimacy and cool, weather proof refuges which make the most of the ocean views. Kids will enjoy the amazing playground and flying fox, grassed areas for playing footy and pathways to enjoy riding scooters and bikes. The adults haven't been forgotten either, with free gas barbecue facilities. There are also a number of beach showers and toilet blocks for public use - all within a few steps of Tannum Sands main beach. If you're feeling energetic take a walk up the stairway to Peter's Park where you will be greeted with a spectacular view of the Esplanade and Beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach from September to May each year. The Tannum Sands Surf Lifesaving Club, located along Millennium Esplanade, is open to the public on weekends for meals and snacks. ...
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Demeio Park

124 Demeio Road, Marsden QLD 4132
The kids will love the playground in this leafy neighbourhood park, which features a climbing tower, birds’ nest swings and a flying fox. Set beside a natural waterway, the park also has play equipment for younger users, as well as a picnic area, basketball court and electric barbecues. The centrepiece is a large grassed area, perfect for kicking a ball around or throwing frisbees. The park is easily accessible for wheelchairs, with rubber soft-fall and extensive concrete paths. ...
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Australian Workers Heritage Centre

94 Ash Street, Barcaldine QLD 4725
Discover at your own pace the Australian Workers Heritage Centre - a place of reflection, within this museum styled complex, visitors can journey through exhibition space which celebrates the extraordinary legacy of working Australians telling a vitally important part of our nation's history through its working life via interactive displays, film, photographs, artefacts and recreated historical work settings. Sited in the grounds of the former Barcaldine State School, many of the original structures have been re-invented into exhibition space. Historical work places of yesteryear, including a one teacher school, police watch house and railway station, have been relocated to the Centre from throughout Queensland. Home of the "Young-Un' an enduring legacy - this offspring is the only direct descendant of the Heritage listed 'Tree of Knowledge' - symbolic of the Shearers Strike of 1891. Set in over two hectares, the Workers Heritage Centre has been designed with the weary traveller in mind. Beautifully landscaped gardens and shady trees surround a sparkling bore fed billabong creating a cool outback oasis, with the convenience of picnic, barbecue and playground facilities. ...
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Eagleby Wetlands

293 Logan Street, Eagleby QLD 4207
If you love nature and especially bird watching, these wetlands are a must. Positioned on the Albert River, they are home to more than 200 native Australian bird species, including 19 of the 24 Australian raptors and almost half of the bird species found in Queensland. Explore melaleuca wetlands, a freshwater lake, woodland and cane fields to spot them....
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Kingaroy Memorial Park

Haly Street, Kingaroy QLD 4610
Kingaroy's beautiful Memorial Park is located near the heart of town and is the major formal park in the Shire. The War Memorial is located in the park and is a band rotunda constructed of eight classical columns, supporting a frieze and a domed roof. The frieze contains the names of the areas where the armed forces fought in World War I. Sir Thomas William Glasgow dedicated the memorial on 29 June 1932. To the west of the rotunda is the Stone of Remembrance honouring those who served from World War I to Vietnam. All ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services are held there. The park has extensive flower gardens, paved paths, modern play equipment, picnic tables, barbecue facilities (coin operated on William Street side) and amenities which also have disabled access. The park also offers an off leash area for dogs on the Alford Street side. It is also home to the annual Wine and Food in the Park Festival held each March. The Kingaroy swimming pool is beside Memorial Park on William Street and this adds to making the park a pleasant place to stop and have a quiet break and relax while taking advantage of the facilities. ...
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Broadwater Parklands

Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215
Located just north of the bustling Surfers Paradise, escape to the Broadwater Parklands for a range of fun activities perfect for the whole family. This world class community and cultural parkland is located on the Broadwater side of Marine Parade in Southport, opposite the popular Australia Fair Shopping Centre. There are plenty of shady spots for a picnic across the vast expanse of green or take a dip at the Rockpools water playground, perfect for parents and kids alike! ...
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Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

Palm Creek Road, Tanawha QLD 4556
The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is located in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast. The garden showcases plants native to the Sunshine Coast region. These local plants are perfectly adapted to the coast's climate and conditions. The magnificent 82 hectare garden supports native plants and wildlife, and has a magic and spirit that affect all who visit. The garden includes a mix of eucalypt open forest and creek-side rainforest, featuring lagoons, rocky and palm filled gullies, and the headwaters of Mountain Creek. While the forest is old, the garden is new. Council encourages everyone to visit often and witness the changes as plants grow, mosses spread on rocks, birds nest, frogs spawn, and new events and activities are held. ...
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Murphy Road, Chermside QLD 4032
The kids will have a wonderful time at Kidspace in Chermside. There's an undercover bike play area as well as an imaginative playground, fairy tower and rocket control tower. Plus, there's a half court basketball area, a skating, BMX bike and rollerblading area, a cricket net or pitch and a rebound wall. A great facility for the family! ...
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Nanango Fauna Reserve

Mount Stanley Road, Nanango QLD 4615
Just ten minutes out of Nanango, the peaceful Nanango Fauna Reserve offers many different environments to explore, from seasonal waterholes to eucalypt woodland, acacia scrub, and dry vine scrub. It is a bird watcher's delight with a variety of species to be found including the Yellow-Faced Honeyeater, Australian Darter, Varied Sittella, Nankeen Night Heron, and Little Black and Little Pied Cormorant....
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Quilpie Shire Gallery, Arts and Cultural Community

51-53 Brolga St, Quilpie QLD 4480
To appreciate the incredible art of the Quilpie Shire all you need to do is take the Natural Sciences Loop and Warrego Way to Quilpie to start your Outback art tour. The Quilpie Shire Gallery at the Visitor Information Centre showcases local talent as well as artists from over the country. All exhibitions have an official opening and everybody is welcome to attend, drink and nibbles are provided. In the Courtyard of the VIC you will see more art in the form of corrugated cut-outs of a sheepdog and sheep. Once you arrive in Quilpie you will see along the median strip of Brolga Street life size sculptures of cattle and sheep, a drover on horseback and brolgas. A collection of Hebel Sculptures depicting different aspects of the Outback, enhance the front garden. Adjoining the Visitor Information Centre is a park featuring a mural depicting Quilpie's history. In the park you can sit and enjoy a bite to eat whilst you admire the unique hand crafted tables made from the rims of wagon wheels and created by local artist. The table tops are beautiful boulder opal mosaics inlaid with glass tile images. The Quilpie Shire library is adorned with a beaten copper and mosaic installation titled "Ancient River" depicting the dramatic, yet subtle of the elements on the surface of their landscapes....