Gladstone

Travel Guide
Gladstone

The coral cays of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, sandstone wilderness and lakes brimming with barramundi are all within easy reach of this busy harbour town.

Explore offshore islands and dine on freshly caught seafood in Gladstone, an ocean-fronting town in the heart of a region of the same name. Stroll along Gladstone’s marina parklands and enjoy harbour views while you plan your next trip on the Capricorn Coast. Adventure isn’t hard to find in this exciting region, where pristine coral reefs and forest-fringed lakes are just a short distance away.

You’ll find an informative visitor centre on Gladstone’s picturesque waterfront. Walk along the paved esplanade that extends from the marina and spot fishing boats coming in to moor. Have a coffee at the marina’s café while you select from a range of tour operators and options. Catch the local ferry to reef destinations or embark on a sightseeing tour of the region’s breathtaking offshore coral cays, which are framed by ribbons of white sand. Head to Heron Island, Curtis Island or Wilson Island and snorkel or scuba dive to see some of the area’s diverse marine species up-close. You might spot turtles, manta rays, clownfish and dolphins.

Kick back and enjoy family-friendly swimming spots at Boyne Island and Tannum Sands. Take a refreshing dip or cast a line at Lake Awoonga, where barramundi and mangrove jack fish are among the species you can hook. You’ll find barbecue facilities, shelters and long stretches of walking paths at these destinations.

Take a day off adventuring to learn about Gladstone’s heritage. Check out Tondoon Botanic Gardens or stroll up to Auckland Point, a hilltop lookout that affords expansive views of the town’s harbour and industrial architecture. In nearby River Ranch, you can explore the Calliope River Historical Village and breathtaking hinterland scenery. Rent a four-wheel drive car to tour around the rugged outback tracks in Calliope and Miriam Vale.

Reach Gladstone by plane to Gladstone’s regional airport or Rockhampton, situated a little over an hour’s drive north. Choose from luxurious island resorts and modern hotels for your accommodation in Gladstone. The relaxed seaside hamlets of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy are 90-minutes’ drive away.

Where to stay in Gladstone

South Gladstone Motel
South Gladstone Motel
3 out of 5
83 Toolooa Street, South Gladstone, QLD, 4680
The price is $47 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 19
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Gladstone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (46 reviews)
"Michelle is doing an amazing job"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

South Gladstone Motel
Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel
Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
79 Goondoon Street, Gladstone, QLD, 4680
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $82 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Gladstone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (651 reviews)
"Nice area .. i liked everything about it .. very nice room"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel
Rydges Gladstone
Rydges Gladstone
3.5 out of 5
100 Goondoon Street, Gladstone, QLD, 4680
The price is $63 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Gladstone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.7/5 Good! (383 reviews)
"I booked for my elderly parents… easy drop off and really helpful and friendly receptionist"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Rydges Gladstone
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
South Gladstone Motel
South Gladstone Motel
3 out of 5
83 Toolooa Street, South Gladstone, QLD, 4680
The price is $47 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 19
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Gladstone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (46 reviews)
"Michelle is doing an amazing job"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

South Gladstone Motel
Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel
Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
79 Goondoon Street, Gladstone, QLD, 4680
The price is $82 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Gladstone. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (651 reviews)
"Nice area .. i liked everything about it .. very nice room"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Oaks Gladstone Grand Hotel
Highpoint International
Highpoint International
4 out of 5
22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone, QLD, 4680
The price is $74 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Gladstone. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (168 reviews)
"Professional staff, size of room, cleanliness"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2022

Highpoint International
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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