Aerial of Gladstone - Photo and text courtesy of Tourism QLD

The city of Gladstone is developed on hills overlooking the focal point of its economic development - the natural deepwater harbour. The dynamic, modern city of Gladstone basks in a sub-tropical climate with islands, waterways and beaches providing year-round boating, fishing, swimming and surfing.

A wide variety of restaurants and eateries cater to all tastes - from Australian tucker to Gladstone's famous mud crab and fresh seafood. All types of accommodation are available including four-star motel properties, comfortable and affordable motels and caravan parks.

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Auckland Hill waterfall - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Gladstone at sunset - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Boat Harbour - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD

Underwater Recommendations

Gladstone offers visitors access to Heron Island, Lady Musgrave Island and uninhabited coral cays. A large Charter Boat fleet operates from the world class Marina.

Getting There

Bruce Highway
Nearest Airport: Gladstone

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The Vanishing DragonThe Vanishing Dragon
A wildlife documentary based on perhaps the most camouflaged of all ocean fish, the leafy sea dragon.


Heron Island Bliss - a Family Diving HolidayHeron Island Bliss - a Family Diving Holiday
A place like Heron Island is a great destination for families by offering a variety of activities all throughout the day, catering to people of all ages and interests. One can do a single boat dive and be back to spend the rest of the day exploring the island with or without expert staff, read books, hang by the pool or at the end of the day join the sunset cruise. There is plenty of time to relax and no worries about having to get any chores done.
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