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Top 10 Parks & Trails at Gladstone – Splendid Bonding Times for Families & Couples

Expansive Queensland is full of large public parks with beautiful landscapes made for family bonding, strolling and leisure activities. Here are the top 10 parks & trails found in Gladstone, QLD.

1

Millennium Esplanade

Millennium Esplanade

This park is located along Tannum Sands beach that caters to all age groups. It is a picturesque location with lovely landscaping that is annexed to the beach. There are many shelter huts, a spacious playground and equipment to use for sports and barbeques that are surrounded by an open grassed area. There are many flat walking paths that are connected from one end to another with picturesque garden spaces.

2

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens

Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens

This is a famous regional botanic garden that maintains a scientific collection coming from Port Curtis Region and Far North Queensland. There are many hotels Gladstone QLD has to offer such as Oaks Grand Gladstone which are not far off from the gardens. The Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens boast some splendid walking tracks and tranquil areas ideal for relaxing and to enjoy a picnic with friends or family. Playground equipment, large open spaces and barbeque facilities are available for those visiting on family outings to use.

3

Canoe Point Environmental Park & Trail

Canoe Point Environmental Park & Trail

The Canoe Point Environmental Park & Trail is a scenic park situated next to Tannum Sands beach that boasts a stunning natural environment. It is a family friendly park with great facilities such as barbeques, summer huts, open grassed spaces and playground equipment. There is an excellent trail inside the park fantastic for bike riders, runners and walkers which connects to a fascinating boardwalk that overlooks the Tannum Sands beach.

4

Round Gladstone Trail

Round Gladstone Trail

This is a picturesque trail that runs parallel on both sides of the Police Creek connecting with beautiful ridges, tiny creek banks, Tondoon Botanic Gardens and Gecko Valley Winery. The trail consists of long flat areas along the creek banks and quite steep hills perfect for runners, walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers.

5

Happy Valley Park Fitness Trail

Happy Valley Park Fitness Trail

This is located near Gladstone's Glenyon Road. As you walk interior the native bush-land takes over and makes you forget the outside world. The trail is ideal for physical workouts as there are lots of steps and hills.

6

Mt Larcom Trail

Mt Larcom Trail

Mt Larcom Trail is adventurous with a trail that scales the mountain bringing you a risky and challenging track with a 360 degree view of the surrounding Gladstone area and the picturesque harbour on top. You can witness the island reef on a cloudless day and enjoy the panoramic view surrounding it. This trail is excellent as a training track for hiking and bush walking.

7

Kookaburra Creek Park

Kookaburra Creek Park

Located in Clinton nestled between Anderson Street and J Hickey Avenue, Kookaburra Creek Park is a family neighborhood park that provides ample room for kids to play with ample shade.

8

Lions Park

Lions Park

This is a family park situated on the Dawson Highway in Gladstone. A favorite hangout space for families, the park boasts a spacious playground and a flat path for bikers. There are benches placed around the park for seating and relaxing. Since it is situated adjoining the Police Creek kids get the chance to feed turtles and ducks.

9

Witney Street Trail

Witney Street Trail

This is a new and wide park and trail combination that is excellent as a walking path / cycleway. The place is mostly used by joggers, walkers, cyclists and families.

10

Flat Rock Reserve Picnic Ground

Flat Rock Reserve Picnic Ground

A perfect hangout space located at Baffle Creek, it is suitable for family picnics with facilities to have barbeques. You can make use of the boat club nearby for a boat ride with your kids.