Gladstone Off The Beaten Path

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    Mt Larcom Cafe and Collectables

    by cafank Written Jun 26, 2010
    Mt Larcom Cafe

    This is a great place to visit, a real smalltown business.

    It's apparently a very popular spot for a tourist stop and you would think Mt Larcom Cafe and Collectables was a landmark in itself.

    The cafe building is over 110 years old and it certainly has an old-world charm.

    The meals are fantastic and very cheap, I just loved the home-made pies.

    There is an assortment of local crafts, second hand goods and collectibles in one room off the main cafe.

    There are clean toilets and a picnic area opposite the cafe.

    You will pass through Mt Larcom, 32 K's from Gladstone driving to/from Rockhampton.

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    Visit Calliope Township

    by cafank Written Jun 26, 2010
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    Calliope is 20 km south-west of Gladstone which grew on the back of the discovery of gold in the area. Much of the population now work in the regional mines or at Gladstone so it has become quite a busy little town.

    There really isn't too much here but there is an interesting history and the Historical village is worth a visit.

    A surprise was the little art gallery - some wonderful paintings of the area - I so regret not buying a painting from here.

    There are many picnic areas along the banks of the river too.

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    Calliope Markets.

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Dec 11, 2002

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    Aproximately 15 kl. out of Gladstone, on the Bruce Highway, you will find the Calliope markets. Held only 6 times a year, these Sunday Markets are set in a re-created historical village, right beside the Calliope river. Definitely worth a visit, if you are up this way at the right time.
    You can also camp right beside the river, and do a spot of fishing. It really is a lovely spot.

    Directions...
    Coming from Gladstone, along Dawson Highway, turn right when you hit the Bruce Highway. Travel 6 kl. until you come to the river. Camp ground is off to the left, just across the river. You can't miss the village where the Markets are held.

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