The quaintest little village along the Macleay River, Gladstone beckons those who love heritage, history and funky finds. With 19 beautifully preserved buildings, art galleries, specialty shops and cafes, Gladstone is a must visit while you’re in the Macleay.

The famous Heritage Hotel of Gladstone has gorgeous river views and a great family friendly menu. And don’t miss the famous Gladstone Quality Markets on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 9am to 2pm opposite the Hotel. Brimming with local food, art, craft and locals who are passionate about their wares, the market regularly attracts a big crowd to this usually quiet riverside village.