A coastal city in the Central Queensland region, Gladstone is located in the centre of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and boasts direct access to Heron Island, the coral cay of Wilson Island, Curtis Island and Lady Musgrave Island. Nestled between the Calliope and Boyne Rivers, the area is a a nature-lover’s dream. Go surfing at Agnes Water, drop a line in Lake Awoonga and explore the Coral Sea. Prepare to get wet in this glorious, sunny part of Queensland either snorkelling, diving, swimming after a humid hike, or simply bobbing about in a boat! Gladstone’s city centre is home to restaurants, marina parklands and bordered with stretches or beaches.
The perfect base to explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone is approximately 520-kilometres north of Brisbane and is excellent for exploring the great outdoors. A small town surrounded by National Parks and inland waterholes, not to mention the many other versions of watering-holes offering refreshing ales with views of the harbour, Gladstone is one of Australia’s largest ports, so a tour of the marina comes as standard. Marina Parklands is home to the annual Harbour Festival over Easter and picturesque views of moored boats in the harbour. Enjoy a classic pub meal at the popular Gladstone Yacht Club or ‘Yachties’ and check out the views from Spinnaker Park.
See the waterfall and tour the HMAS Gladstone II, an ex-Australian Navy Fremantle Class Patrol Boat and learn of Gladstone’s proud maritime history along the East Shores. Head up to Auckland Point Lookout, climb Mount Larcom, visit Toondoon Botanic Gardens and explore Kroombit Tops National Park.
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