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Spinnaker Park

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by Kel Lee (subscribe)
Exploring. Writing. Sharing the journey.
Published January 15th 2017
Relax, walk, swim, and play close to Gladstone's CBD
Spinnaker Park is more than just a park, it's a piece of paradise nestled between the Gladstone Marina on one side, and the Gladstone Harbour on the other.

spinnaker park gladstone marina
Tranquility so close to the city.

Just 4 kilometres from the Gladstone CBD, Spinnaker Park is a great place to meet friends for coffee, take the family on a picnic, go walking, swim in the sea, or just sit and watch the graceful choreography of tugboats guiding huge ships into and out of Port.

The Spinnaker Park Cafe is a relaxing meeting place to enjoy coffee and refreshments. Shaded tables with 'pet parking' are available if you've taken advantage of the park's 'on leash' policy and treated your dog to an outing. The cafe also provides a bowl of water and treat for your four-legged friend.

spinnaker park cafe pet parking
Dogs are welcome at the Spinnaker Park Cafe.

Kilometres of paved walking tracks meander along the water's edge, through native wetlands, and beside lagoons full of wildlife. This makes Spinnaker Park a popular location to walk, run, ride, or roller-blade for fun or fitness.

spinnaker park lagoon native wetlands
Walk through native wetlands.

It's also a perfect place to take a romantic afternoon stroll and watch the sun as it sets over the marina and behind distant mountains.

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Watch the sun set over the marina.

Spinnaker Park's shaded picnic tables, BBQ facilities, and open grassed areas are great for a family picnic or day out. There's plenty of space for some 'backyard' cricket, to kick a 'footy', or even fly a kite.

Then, when you need to cool off, the sandy beach and swimming enclosure provides instant relief.

spinnaker park beach swimming enclosure
Beat the heat with a swim.

If some quiet meditation and relaxation is all you seek, Spinnaker Park has plenty of strategically placed park benches where you can sit and watch the world go by.

Spinnaker Park is open from 5am to 10pm daily.
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Why? Enjoy the great outdoors.
When: 5am to 10pm daily
Where: Alf O'Rourke Drive, Gladstone QLD 4680
Cost: Free
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