AT HOME: David and Roberta Edwards cannot get their heads around how welcoming everyone is in Gladstone.
AT HOME: David and Roberta Edwards cannot get their heads around how welcoming everyone is in Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

Gladstone hospitality a nice surprise for couple

DAVID and Roberta Edwards love being back on the east coast of Australia and cannot get over the hospitality of Gladstone people.

The general managers of the Gladstone Central Plaza moved here from Kilbarri in Western Australia and are glad to leave the wild west.

"We killed 27 rats in a week in Kalbarri," Mr Edwards said. "There were snakes in (our) towels. They would all come from the national park."

Mrs Edwards said she would have to do a six-hour trip to go shopping and is happy to be closer to normal comforts.

"We have spent a lot of time on the Gold Coast; I still miss the shopping," she said.

"I'd like to have normal stores, Aldi and a normal Target."

The couple said they enjoyed relaxing and taking in the obvious attractions.

"Spinnaker Park is beautiful. Sit back and watch the boats come in," Mrs Edwards said.

"We have also been down to Tannum Sands and it was really nice too."

The biggest surprise to the couple has been how nice the business community of Gladstone is.

"Another business, your opposition will help you. It's very strange," said Mr Edwards.

"I can't get my head around how welcoming they are."



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