VISIT CALLIOPE HISTORICAL VILLAGE
Just 23 kms north of Gladstone is the town of Calliope, one that is growing fast because of all the industry at Gladstone.
If you continue along the Bruce Highway without detouring into the township of Calliope, you will come to the Calliope Historical village located next to the Highway. Turn off the highway then turn left into the road that leads to the village.
The Calliope River Historical Village has on display many of the original buildings from around the Gladstone Region that have been relocated and then restored here. Some of the buildings are the Calliope River Railway, complete with a Queensland Rail coach, Clyde Hotel, Country school house, Old fashioned Toilets, the Raglan Dance Hall, Curtis Hotel, Hazeldean Presbyterian Church, Larsen's Cottage, Slab Hut and many more buildings. It really is a step into a past era! Check the website for the complete list.
Other interesting sights are the farm tools and equipment , antiques, collectibles like International Dolls and a large collection of model trains.
At the site is a kiosk and Café.
Country Markets are held here regularly and run from 8.00am to 1.00 pm, now over 200 stalls at the markets! All types of stalls, plus food and drink stalls and for the children, face painting, arts & crafts and a miniature train ride. The Clyde Hotel is licensed on Market days.
The website will have the dates when they are held.
ADMISSION 2014 - $5 Adults $2 School children
VILLAGE OPEN - 8- 4pm daily.
KIOSK OPEN O- 10 - 4PM daily
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Mt Larcom Cafe and Collectables
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.
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
Visit Calliope Township
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.
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
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.
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.