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Capricorn Coast

Gladstone is 550 kilometres north of Brisbane. The deep water harbour here was discovered and charted by Matthew Flinders in 1802. Within the harbour is a large marina full of yachts. Gladstone is home to the largest alumina refinery in the world.

Beaches are at Tannum which is joined to Boyne Island by a bridge. The southernmost tip of the Great Barrier Reef stretches down to Gladstone and Heron Island, lying 73 kilometres off Gladstone.

There is an attractive marina in the city.

Tondoon Botanic Gardens
The botanic gardens are in Glenlyon Road, to the south of the city. These gardens are devoted entirely too Australian native plants, mostly local, and are free.

Art Gallery and Museum
There is an Art Gallery and Museum in the old Town Hall on the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Streets.


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