How to Get to Gladstone Queensland,
Gladstone is located in Australia’s sunshine state of Queensland and increasingly popular tourist destination
for domestic and international travellers. The Gladstone Region covers about 10,000 square kilometres from green
ranges on the West to coastline and the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The region starts at approximately
450 kilometres north of Brisbane and 100 kilometres south-east of Rockhampton. With the Calliope River to the north
and the Boyne river to the south which lead into the Gladstone Harbour. Whether travelling to Gladstone by plane,
car, train, boat or coach the journey to this enticing destination is undemanding.
Qantas is the main airline service with approximately 50 flights per week between Brisbane and
Gladstone. There are also flights from Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns on a daily basis. The
flight Brisbane to Gladstone is about an hour and it is recommended that you book in advance
for end of year summer trips to the region as flights can get booked out.
Alternatively, Gladstone can be reached by flights from Thangool Airport near Biloela on a daily basis.
The Gladstone Airport is located approximately 5 kilometres west of the CBD and is well catered by taxis and a
range of car rental agencies.
Gladstone is a 6 hour drive from Brisbane and can be accessed from the Bruce Highway. Turn off at the Tannum
intersection to get to Boyne Island and Tannum Sands, Benarby for the harbour or the left exit into Calliope for
the Biloela. Gladstone is more than five hours south of Mackay and can be accessed via the Mt Larcom turn off.
Boats depart from Gladstone Marina, (at Bryan Jordan Drive) to Heron Island, a popular Great Barrier Reef diving
site at 11:00 every morning and return at about 2:00pm daily. It is a two hour trip aboard the Heron Islander, a
comfortable and spacious vessel.
The Tilt Train offers a comfortable and contemporary style of transport to numerous destinations along
Queensland’s coastline, including Gladstone. The Tilt Train offers a pleasant experience with quality dining,
entertainment, scenic views and business or economy class seating. The Tilt Train leaves Brisbane and stops at
Gladstone on a regular basis.
Daily coach services are available to Gladstone, stopping on Dawson Road at the City Centre. Try Greyhound
Australia’s coach service from Brisbane to Cairns or Brisbane to Rockhampton. It’s about a 10-11 hour trip in a
comfortable air-conditioned coach at affordable prices. You can relax in the oversized seats and enjoy the scenery
from the large windows or take advantage of the onboard entertainment. Bathroom facilities are also available which
can give you peace of mind on those long trips. Greyhound coaches promote themselves as an environmentally friendly
service, now enabling customers to offset carbon emissions from their trip at just $1 per ticket.
Whether you travel to Gladstone via air, road or water you will find a range of comfortable and affordable
transport options available. Each provides a unique voyage experience to make the most of your trip to Gladstone
from a birds eye view to a scenic tour to a self-drive route. Your trip to Gladstone can begin with the journey