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Calliope

Calliope is a small country town 21 kilometres, or about 20 minutes, drive west of Gladstone. With a relaxed rural atmosphere, Calliope is surrounded by farms and a beautiful hinterland landscape.

The area boasts a national park of rainforests and native bush, horse riding trails, bush camps, historical homesteads and lookouts with spectacular views over the entire Port Curtis area.

With a population of 1700, the town of Calliope has country pubs, a country club with a challenging golf course, and village shops. Just north along the highway is the Calliope River Historical Village, taking you back many years to capture some of the early history of the Port Curtis area.

Fishing enthusiasts are well catered for with boat ramps provided at Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Calliope River and Lake Awoonga. Choice mud crabs and such fish as bream, salmon, whiting, cod and flathead can be caught from the Boyne and Calliope rivers and the many estuaries running from these rivers. Lake Awoonga is a prime location for catching barramundi, with the bonus of being able to fish for these well-known angler prizes year round.

Activites and Experiences at Calliope

  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Fuel
  • Golf There is an 18 hole golf course located in Calliope with coaching, equipment hire and sales available.
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries Brendonna is located near Calliope and caters for both cats and dogs.
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Golf There is an 18 hole golf course located in Calliope with coaching, equipment hire and sales available.
  • Historic/Heritage At nearby Calliope River the Historical Village and Information centre is open seven days a week between 8:00am and 4:00pm.
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Gladstone Airport

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