More than just the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Capricorn Bunker group of Islands, Gladstone is a city that supersedes stereotypes. Better known as one of Australia's major industrial centres playing home to many industrial giants, Gladstone has fast become a popular destination for holiday makers and sea changers alike.
From the beach to the hinterland and everywhere in between, the Gladstone Region and Banana Shire provides holiday makers (and locals!) with a diverse range of experiences for you and your family to enjoy.
Wherever your travels may take you, remember to drop into any one of our four
accredited Visitor Information centres where you'll be able to book your accommodation, tours, transport and activities to help you prepare for an adventurous holiday in Central Queensland's Gladstone Region.
Before you make your way to the Region, learn about our History, download our Regional Guide or some brochures, or make a booking online.
Regardless of whether you're travelling by land, air or sea - getting to, and around the Gladstone Region is a breeze!
The Gladstone Region, is intersected by a number of major Australian highways. Queensland's major coastal touring route, the Bruce Highway, provides many access points to seaside and country locations within the Gladstone Region.
The Gladstone Region starts approximately 450 kilometres north of Brisbane, with several key access points off the Bruce Highway.
Turn off at Miriam Vale for the picturesque Discovery Coast, at the Boyne/Tannum intersection for the seaside communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands, or at Benaraby for the harbour city of Gladstone.
One of the seven wonders of the natural world, and a spectacular sight to behold, a visit to the Southern Great Barrier reef is the perfect way to get away from it all - visit a reef resort, take a day cruise, dive trip, chartered fishing adventure, or simply relax and unwind on your own private Island.
From shopping complexes and major chain stores, to small downtown boutiques and markets, finding that perfect piece of clothing, pair of shoes or souvenir to to suit all budgets is a breeze.
Gladstone Region Destinations
It's sand between your toes, aqua blue water. It's exploring rugged landscapes and tranquil bush settings. It's the Gladstone Region - Be Surprised!