Gladstone Suburb Profiles


Located 20 kilometres south-west of Gladstone, Calliope is a semi-rural oasis that offers affordable house and land packages, as well as rental units for those who seek to live the country lifestyle while still maintaining close access to major highways.

Calliope, named for the Calliope River that flows to the north and west, is growing significantly in both residential and commercial markets, and maintains its own retail and commercial hubs, making it the second largest township in the region apart from Gladstone. The town has a historical village centre as well as a local shopping centre, hotels, restaurants and cafes. Calliope is also close to Lake Awoonga for water sports and fishing, and local clubs offer golf and bowling.

Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands, which was first named Wild Cattle Beach, lies on the coast of the Pacific Ocean just 16 kilometres south-east of Gladstone. It grew into a residential district from a small beach resort town in the 1970’s and is popular with families and retirees.

Boyne Island is adjacent to Tannum Sands, and both offer superb access to the Great Barrier Reef for anglers, snorkelers, divers and other water lovers. The beaches are popular picnic and sunning spots, and many of the area’s residences lay just a few steps from the beach. The area is enjoying a renovation renaissance, with more modern properties taking the place of the older homes.

Tannum Sands has a primary and high school, a Catholic primary school, library and the Tannum Central shopping centre that serves local residents and tourists.


As one of Gladstone’s newest and fastest growing suburbs, Kirkwood offers large, modern homes in master planned communities that overflow with amenities.

One of the largest master planned communities is Little Creek Kirkwood, which is designed around the Little Creek Parklands and features an extensive network of scenic walking and bike paths, playgrounds, and recreational zones with pavilions and picnic areas – all within 10 minutes from Gladstone.

Another development in demand is Emmadale Gardens, a new development six kilometres south of Gladstone. This residential community offers a wide range of home styles on lots ranging from hillside with ocean views, to lakeside homes with views of water and bushland.

Kirkwood residents have easy access to Gladstone retail and recreation venues, including the Stockland Shopping Centre, Tondoon Botanic Gardens and Gladstone Golf Club.


The Gladstone suburb of Telina lies east of Auckland Creek, and is one of the city’s older suburbs that offer affordable living for young professionals, first-time homebuyers and investors.

Many of the housing options in Telina include low-set, two-storey brick homes on elevated lots that provide ocean breezes and views. With its proximity to the Gladstone CBD, the area is home to a number of new commercial and retail hubs, and is currently enjoying good capital growth, making it a secure investment.

Kin Kora

Situated close to the Gladstone Airport and the CBD, Kin Kora is considered one of the best investments in the Gladstone area, making it especially attractive to first-time homebuyers and young families.

Affordable housing and close proximity to schools make Kin Kora a suburb of choice for many families who want to make Gladstone home. The suburb has easy access to Dawson Highway, and is bordered on the west by the Gladstone Golf Club. The Stockland Shopping Centre is at the northern tip of Kin Kora, and two parks – Toonee Park and United Park – are located to the south and west.

A few minutes south of Kin Kora you will find the Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gecko Valley and Meteors Sports Ground as well as Tondoon Lake. The area is also close to schools.

Gladstone Central

The coastal city of Gladstone is located 430 kilometres north of Brisbane, and was one of Queensland’s fastest growing cities at the end of the 20th century. The heart of this bustling port city is its central business district, where the majority of residential properties are units and town houses attractive to young professionals and investors.

As the urban centre of Gladstone, this locality is close to Gladstone’s restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping districts and only a short distance from boat ramps and marine facilities, including the Gladstone Yacht Club and Gladstone Boat Harbour. A short ferry ride will take you to one of the many offshore islands in the area for a day of sun and fun.

Gladstone Central is home to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, the Gladstone Maritime Museum and Gladstone Hospital. There are a number of parks that border the district, as well as the Hockey Ground.

Gladstone Central has significant local development activity because of its economic prosperity, as well as raised land that offers sea breezes and ocean views.

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