11 huge events coming to Gladstone in the next 6 months

Events coming up in Gladstone in 2017.

Your guide to exciting events coming to the Gladstone region

Summer SUNfest kicks off

SunFest Lazer shoot-out in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens January 11, 2016. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Tickets for SUNfest are selling fast, so get in quickly.

The surprising problem police face at Woodford Folk Festival

STREET SCENE: Woodford Folk Festival 2016.

The biggest issue for police at Woodfordia is not what you'd expect

Woodford Folk Festival on track to smash records

Monsieur Camembert performs at Woodford Folk Festival.

Great artists, perfect weather the perfect recipe for Woodford

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

300 tradies line up for last Bechtel gear auction

TRADIE HEAVEN: Last Bechtel gear auction for the year.

Millions of dollars worth of pre-loved Bechtel up for grabs

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

QCWA Country Kitchens Hands On Nutrition Workshop

Knife skills session, nutrition and chronic disease information, cooking demonstration and hands on component, recipe modification guidelines and a tasty lunch.

Australia Day Fun Run

Gladstone Road Runners Annual Australia Day Fun Run

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

AS THE Coast swelters through a second summer heatwave all most people want to do is cool off. Here are some fantastic options.

Top 11 places to cool off in Gladstone when the heatwave hits

Aerial View of South End (bottom) and Facing Island. Gladstone. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Want to get out and cool down? Here's where to visit in summer

10 common snakes and how to identify them

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert holding up a coastal carpet python retrieved from a home at Lake McDonald

Snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

REVEALED: What Coast wants in an international airport

EXPANDED Sunshine Coast Airport needs to be service orientated and create export opportunities for region's produce

Scenic tourist flight ends in tragedy, one dead, three injured

HORROR CRASH: Experienced pilot Les Woodall was seriously injured todays plane crash at Middle Island.

Investigation launched into fatal plane crash.

Noosa revels in 30% tourism revenue boost

Tourists enjoying the hospitality on Hastings St, Noosa Heads.

Tourist industry is finding economic growth is a numbers game

Dreamworld is no 'ghost town' as crowds return

Dreamworld is no ghost town say readers.

WE reported prices were slashed but still the crowds didn't come

Tourism numbers soar as Brisbane feels the heat

HEAT IS ON: Beating the heat at Cotton Tree are Catherine and Kieran Connolly with Cara Szabo, Michelle Ward and Shayan Barmand.

Why hot weather in Brisbane has been a bonanza for the Coast

Darling Downs more popular than the Whitsundays

Southern Downs tourism

Darling Downs one of the nation's most popular destinations.

Two flights for the price of one

There are more than 15,000 airfares on sale across 18 routes