The Round Gladstone Trails are CLOSED until further notice due to damage sustained from flooding in January 2013. Gladstone Regional Council closed the trails in the interest of public safety. We are scheduling maintenance and will re-open the trails as soon as possible.
What is the Round Gladstone Trail?
The Round Gladstone Trail consists of a number of self guided trails which carve their way along the banks of Police Creek and the bushland of Gladstone & Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
With over 20 kilometres of trail to walk, mountain bike, jog or even ride your horse, you will at times find yourself along the upper reaches of Police Creek, admiring the occasional uninterrupted views of Port Curtis and the surrounding islands.
Due to the pristine nature of the Round Gladstone Trail, motorised vehicle use is not permitted.
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Features of the Tondoon Botanic Gardens
The Round Gladstone Trail initiates from the orientation shelter at Tondoon Botanic Gardens. A stop at, or even a start to your day from the gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to picnic, visit the cafe or explore an additional 80 hectares of botanical groupings ranging from natural forest to themed botanic displays. Tondoon Botanic Gardens also has an integrated lake and water system which enhances and attracts a large variety of native and other wildlife to the site.
The Round Gladstone Trail includes access to Gecko Valley Winery,
Following the Round Gladstone Trail
The Round Gladstone Trail is clearly marked with signs with the trail logo (above). Each section of the trail has a unique number which is shown below the trail marker or engraved on a wooden post.
The trail numbers indicate which section of the Round Gladstone Trail you are currently exploring.
Trail 1 initiates from the economic horticulture (orchard) section at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, accessible via the main entrance gate on
Trails 2, 3 & 4 initiate on
Trails 2 & 3 are both approximately 3km long and follow the banks of Police Creek.