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Tick Farm Stays, Local Eats and Tasty Tipples off Your Foodie Escape in The Gladstone Region

From the heart of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, discover a passion for local and delicious eats that champion quality across the Gladstone region. From meeting generational farmers, sampling fresh produce at local cafes, or meeting the fishermen delivering fresh catches from our boutniful waterways, here's your guide to feasting your way through the Gladstone Region on your perfect next escape.



STAY

The Old Station (Creed Grazing Co.)

Where good old hospitality and a taste of farm life meet. Get back to basics and soak up life on this fully working cattle farm that has been in the Creed family for generations. Dating back to the 1800’s, choose to spend the day or a few nights exploring life on the farm. From guided tours throughout the heritage listed homestead to enjoying catered country style homecooked meals and freshly made morning tea for group bookings. This is the perfect oasis for those seeking an escape to the country.

 

EAT: Cafés, Eateries & Restaurants

Junction Café

Bursting with a passion for fresh local ingredients this café situated in the coastal town of Tannum Sands is one of the regions lesser-known gems. From Allpress organic coffee to their vibrant café menu championing local producers and house made ingredients, Junction Café is the perfect whistle stop for locals and visitors a like seeking a wholesome feed.

 

Drift & Wood

Unexpectedly delicious. After a dip at the beach or evening stroll, satisfy your taste buds with a range of tantalizing meals sourced from farmers and producers across the region. With a menu offering foodies an eclectic dining experience, you’ll find something to suit every occasion, from grazing boards to freshly made pizzas and sweet treats to satisfy those desert lovers of the group.


Flavours Marina

You’ll find an abundance of flavour scattered across the menu of this coastal dining spot where their love for local shines. Most ingredients you’ll find have been gathered from local producers or straight off the trawler. Quality feeds paired with their relaxed harbor views and friendly hospitality, makes your next breakfast, lunch or dinner choice that much easier.

 

Familia Restaurant Cafe Gelati

Buon appetito! Let your taste buds travel with Gladstone’s very own taste of Italy at Familia Restaurant Cafe Gelati.  Renowned for their delectable desserts made in house, think traditional tiramisu and delicate sweet pannacotta, just a couple delights you won’t be able to resist. For all the gnocchi lovers, prepare your taste buds for the lightest balls of potato you’ll ever have the pleasure of devouring. We recommend trying their fettuccini and caprese salad as a saluti to the region’s favourite local Italian cuisine.

 

Gladstone Fish Market

This is Gladstone’s home of seafood. Where fresh catches are hauled straight from the trawler daily, come shop where the locals shop and immerse yourself in this seafood haven. Whether you're seeking succulent prawns, tender fish fillets, or delectable shellfish, their knowledgeable staff will help you choose the finest catch of the day. If you prefer to have the masters dish up for you, Gladstone Fish Market has you covered with a range of takeaway options that can feed a whole crew or just for two.

Kandy Couture

If homemade locally sourced honeycomb and indulgent chocolate coated macadamia bars has your mouth watering, pop this sweets haven on your must-do list. Crafting delicious treats using local ingredients you can taste the region with one bite of their delectable chocolates and fudges. If you’re looking for something slightly more nostalgic, their range of lollies will have you reliving those childhood moments in minutes!

 

1770 Gelato Co

Blessed to be surrounded by the region’s abundant farmlands and tasty produce at their fingertips, 1770 Gelato is all about great taste with more than 30+ flavours featured across their menu. From Burnt Fig, locally sourced strawberries and more, you’ll find real ingredients is just one secret behind their flavour-filled menu and delectable premium small-batch gelato! A must try when visiting.

 

DRINK: Cellar Doors & Distilleries


Ward’s Brewery

In the heart of Gladstone Ward’s Brewery is a 100-year-old transformed soft drink factory. Step into a laidback brewpub with local food, good vibes and great beer. Ward’s Brewery is about more than beer. It is about the community and the heritage. With brewery tours and tastings available learn and taste what Ward’s is all about.

 

Auckland House

Gladstone’s first microbrewery, Auckland House is situated at the heart of Gladstone’s latest waterfront precinct, East Shores. The architecturally designed restaurant and bar cater to diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With an operational 5 hec brewhouse the crowd favourite would be their beer tasting paddle with their spent grains from beer production used to supplement local beef cattle. Creating some amazing cuts grown right in Central QLD.

 

Lightbox Espresso + Wine Bar

Discover a fusion of friendly service and exquisite drinks as this local favourite. An espresso and wine bar with an enticing array of hand-picked wines, bespoke cocktails, and progressive food menu nestled at the entrance of Gladstone’s vibrant entertainment precinct, it's the ideal haven for pre-show drinks, lazy weekend breakfasts, and serene Sunday sessions. Their exclusive range of French champagne, premium spirits, and the finest local and imported beers on tap, you'll be spoilt by a realm of delicious tastes.

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