Backpackers and Caravan Parks
Backpacking offers freedom and flexibility which is enjoyed by many people who choose Australia as their
travelling destination. Gladstone provides backpacking accommodation in the heart of the action and caravan park
facilities for families and groups just on the outskirts. City, beach or lakeside, there are plenty of
accommodation options in Gladstone to suit your travelling needs.
Gladstone Backpackers is a compact hostel in an ideal location for travellers between Hervey Bay and Airlie
Beach. There are plenty of nearby attractions including beaches, restaurants, cafes and the marina. It offers
comfort for the drifting backpacker with newly renovated rooms with doubles, singles or bunk beds from AUD25 per
night. Communal kitchen, lounge, shower and refrigerator open up a true backpacking experience with ample
opportunities to socialise with other residents. Bicycle hire and courtesy transfers are offered by Gladstone
Backpackers for travelling convenience.
Twenty kilometres south of Gladstone just off the Bruce Highway is the Greenacres Motel and Caravan Park. On
site vans are available as well as drive through sites and campsites. This child friendly park offers families a
relaxing getaway or an action filled adventure. A swimming pool, playgrounds, animal watching and meditation are
just some of the pleasurable activities accessible at Greenacres. For families who have furry friends, this park
allows some pets on the sites. An open fireplace and outdoor sitting area opens up a communal feel to mingle with
other families and make new friends. Rates start from AUD18.
Just south of Gladstone there are two other family friendly caravan parks; Lake Awoonga Caravan Park in Benaraby
and Tannum Sands Beach Village in the coastal town of Tannum Sands. Choose from lakeside accommodation at Lake
Awoonga from AUD50 or beach and bushland surroundings at Tannum Sands from AUD22. They offer a range of family
activities including kayaking, fishing and animal watching. Powered and unpowered campsites suit all budgets. Both
sites are surrounded by wildlife and water sport activities so camping and caravanning in Gladstone can be relaxing
and fun. Both sites are an easy drive from Gladstone CBD by private car rental or one of the many coach services
From backpacking hostels to caravan parks, Gladstone has accommodation to suit travellers who seek affordable
and comfortable communal accommodation in bushland or coastal settings.