Gladstone, Queensland is an increasingly popular
holiday destination for tourists. It is located just 550 kilometres north of the bustling Brisbane city, and
reaches the southern end of the majestic Great Barrier Reef. It is a unique destination with a faultless
combination of coast, reef and countryside. Gladstone boasts a subtropical climate with more than 280 days of
sunshine year round. You are guaranteed sunshine and warmth almost year round, so there is no reason to wait until
summer to book in your holiday.
Gladstone Harbour began as an isolated port on a tropical coast but has developed over the past
century into a booming industrial region with a successful hub of ports. The industrialised economy provides plenty
of job opportunities which are expected to rise with the commencement of the LNG Pipeline project. The Gladstone
Maritime Museum and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum are excellent sources of historical and cultural
information for tourists seeking a true appreciation of the Gladstone region.
There is plenty on offer for travellers to Gladstone from affordable accommodation, scenic driving
routes and city entertainment, there’s certainly something for everyone. Whether you choose to stay in the city,
harbour or have views of both getting around Gladstone and the outer regions is hassle-free with the range of
private and public transport facilities available.
The region has a picturesque selection of national parks and gardens, ample water activities
including swimming, surfing and kayaking along the coast and wonderful Harbour views that can be enjoyed from the
deck of a leisurely cruise.
Take advantage of the numerous island trips including the remote Heron Island located on the Great
Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s prominent attractions. With loads of reef and beach activities to keep you active
or alternatively tranquil settings that are perfect to relax with a book.
From the city to the harbour to the coast or countryside, Gladstone offers a perfect blend of
experiences to create a memorable holiday at any time of the year.