TripAdvisor Reviews Sundowner Gladstone
Travel Blogs from Gladstone
... for some Red Claw tasting! Walking down to the water we saw some other little fawn finches and next morning some wrens & the Red Wing Parrot is here too.......I'm not what you'd call are bird watcher nor is Ash but we are certainly sounding like it I know, but the birds in Australia are a sight to behold and it's a pleasure when you see something different.
There have been some very recent fires ...
... a continuous ruckus. The island nature center offered excellent tours of birds, reef life, etc. Each evening, we had a glass of wine and watched the sun set and then had dinner at the excellent restaurant. We were sad to leave on Saturday. We both felt the spirit of my parents there.
On Sunday, after overnighting in Gladstone, we flew back from Gladstone to Brisbane and then to Cairns, where we rented our first car ...
... up the creek. This south easterly blowing is still pretty strong. Capt Nev navigates towards some hills in the distance. If there's enough depth we will be snug and protected for two more nights. It looks as if Friday will be calm enough to stick Ha Tema's nose out into Keppel Bay and cruise on to Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon.
We find a great spot out of the wind at the opening of two smaller creeks .... a fisher person's dream anchorage ... should be able to catch ...
... and then walked along Rainbow Beach. It is an incredibly beautiful area. We could have walked all the way round the Beach to Double Island but unfortunately we had to start to move on.
We headed on to Maryborough and on to Childers. Childers is a lovely little township with a very popular free camp that we had stayed at on our previous trip up this way. Unfortunately we had forgotten about the amount of traffic that ...
... and parked up on a nice powered site… for the time being!
As we were setting up, arranging Cheapo into day mode (this van came with day mode, driving mode and night mode… moving bags from front to back, back to front or bodged under to hold the bed up) the local bird life made themselves quite aware to us with all there singing and dancing and carrying on, we must have been in there spot, or special guests, we weren’t quite ...
Other places to stay in Gladstone
City Plaza 100 Goondoon St, Gladstone | 4 star hotelfrom $123
22-24 Roseberry St, Gladstone | 3 star hotelfrom $122
166 Auckland Street, Gladstone | Hotelfrom $79
20 - 24 William St, Gladstone | Hotelfrom $101