Welcome to Gladstone, the region's city of celebrities
GLADSTONE is becoming a mecca for celebrities.
Some of the music and television industries' top names have dropped into the city over the past few months or will soon make an appearance here.
On Wednesday The Block's Dan Reilly and Dani Wales paid a visit to a city hardware store, while celebrity vet Dr Chris Brown spent time at Quoin Island.
Aussie rock group Wolfmother will perform here on June 5.
Rockers The Beards will play here in June, Diesel will play at Harvey Road Tavern on Thursday night and Mental As Anything played here on Saturday night.
Boy and Bear played a packed-out gig in the city last month, US star Kris Kristofferson also performed in the city recently, and 1978 pop icon John Paul Young will perform in Gladstone on May 31.
A turtle on Quoin Island will soon be the star of the TV show Bondi Vet, after Dr Chris Brown visited the Gladstone region on Wednesday to treat an animal suffering from floating syndrome for an upcoming episode.
Meanwhile, Gladstonites were given DIY tips by Channel nine reality TV stars at a workshop at Bunnings.
Dani said a lot of women had taken part in the workshops and they fielded lots of different questions.
"We're not experts by any sense, but we've done a couple of kitchens now and have an understanding of planning and functionality, which is good, and it's great for us to be able to share that with people," she said.
The pair came second in the 2012 season of The Block and were asked to return for a special All-Stars version of the show.
"It's changed our lives and set us up for our future and we now love what we do," Dani said.
Dan said they were enjoying travelling around Australia sharing their renovation knowledge.
"It's good to meet the locals. Getting off the airplane, everyone was happy, saying hello, so it's good to go to these places that we never really go to just to see how it is," he said.