Enjoy a family fun day out with educational workshops and activities, food trucks, and market stalls to celebrate the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day. Gold coin entry - buses available
Central Queensland’s largest environmental awareness event, Ecofest, returns for 2023.
Enjoy educational workshops, talks, and activities focused on this year's theme – ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, as well as market stalls and food trucks at our beautiful Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
Browse through plants, organic soaps, cosmetics, jewellery, homewares, clothing and more!
Food vendors and market stalls at the event are encouraged not to have single-use plastics available. Remember to bring your own water bottles, reusable coffee cups, cutlery, and shopping bags on the day!
When - 9am – 3pm, Sunday 4 June
Where - Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Cost - Gold Coin Entry
Bookings - Not required
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- Free face painting by Happy Faces (Sponsored by Orica)
- Colours of country
- Coberrie Park - Reptile displays
- Gladstone Gymnastics - Kindergym
- Leaf rubbing
- Seed library
- Eco library
- Presentations in sustainability and conservation
- Eco-market stalls
- Plant sale
- Food trucks
- Live music
- and much more!
Food and Drinks
No BYO alcohol, No glass
- Big Mama’s Kitchen
- Binney’s Tornado Potato
- Delightful Dutch Pancakes
- Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
- German Sausage
- German Sausage Wagon
- Lemonade and Churros
- Mema’s Kitchen
- Miss Bubble Tea and Bubble Waffle
- Mrs Ownsys Retro Café
- Ri Ri’s Food Van
- Royal Thai Kitchen
- The Bundy burger
- Wayneos Aussie Ice cream
- We R Woodfire Pizza
Gladstone Regional Council will continue to develop strategies to preserve, conserve and enhance these natural settings for present and future generations.
Buses and Parking
Parking is available in the industry carpark, people coming from Kirkwood Road & Glen Eden are recommended to park here.
Parking is also available at the Meteors Soccer Fields for people coming from Gladstone.
Buses will be running from various locations throughout the day free of charge.
Restrictions will be in place in the Gardens from Friday 2 June 2023.
The Tondoon Botanic Gardens will be closed to the public on Sunday 4 June 2023 prior to 9am for the event set up.
No animals are allowed in the venue. Service dogs are accepted on a case by case basis.
Can I bring a picnic rug?
Yes. Picnic rugs/blankets are permitted at the event.
Can I bring fold up chairs?
Yes. Fold up chairs are permitted at the event.
Do you have First Aid facilities?
Yes. First Aid will be located inside the venue.
Where can I go to collect lost property?
Please see staff at the information tent for all lost property. Lost property will be retained at the GECC for 48hrs after the event.
Can I smoke inside the venue?
No. Smoking is not permitted in the event site, please exit the site if you wish to smoke.
What is this year’s Theme?
This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
- Jaclyn McCosker - Australian Conservation Council
- Jodie Jones - Tangaroa Blue
- Ron Steen - Mens Shed Gladstone
- Kieron Smedley - Cooberrie Park
- Jarrod Irving - Australian Gas Networks
- Senator Penny Allam-payne - Queensland Government – Australian Greens
- Maria Cabral - Start Up Gladstone Inc
- David Waterworth - Gladstone Conservation Council
- Karl French-Boyne Island EEC
- Hannah Russell - Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership