More than a thousand cannabis plants have been found on a property between Gladstone and Bundaberg in central Queensland.

A man and woman have been arrested after more than a thousand cannabis plants were found on a central Queensland property.

Police initially found a smaller amount of marijuana before uncovering the large plantation at Baffle Creek, which lies between Gladstone and Bundaberg.

A 49-year-old man and 41-year-old woman, from nearby Deepwater, have both been charged with the production and possession of dangerous drugs and are due to face Gladstone Magistrates Court on Friday.