Gladstone Holiday Information Guide
Gladstone – Port City to the world, where tourism works in harmony with prosperous industrial economy of Gladstone city. Gladstone retains a relaxed seaside lifestyle and environment, being the departure point to the majestic Heron Island and the gateway two The Southern Great Barrier Reefs Capricornia Bunker of Islands. Gladstone is a surprising Queensland holiday destination.
Gladstone has be the winner of Queensland’s Tidy Town award many times. Queensland premier port city, and boasts several of Australia’s most significant industries in a region of thriving trade, commerce, tourism and investment. Gladstone is well known for its emphasis on marine activity, boasting the highest number of boat ownerships in Australia. The Gladstone Harbour Marina is a modern complex for yachting and boating and provides excellent recreation facilities. The boating and marine lifestyle of Gladstone is celebrated each year with the Gladstone Harbour Festival, one of the regions largest events, coinciding with the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
The Gladstone region has several prominent lookouts that offer spectacular views over Gladstone City and Harbour and Barrier Reef Islands, including Auckland Hill Lookout and Round Hill Lookout at 1770. You can explore the Gladstone waterfront and foreshore recreation areas at the Gladstone Marina, Spinnaker Park and Barney Beach, or enjoy the greenery of Tondoon Botanic Gardens, From there you can take a short walk over to Gecko Valley Winery or visit an art exhibition at the Gladstone Art Gallery or visit the Gladstone Maritime Museum the choices are endless.
Visit the Gladstone Region you will be surprised.
Originally named Port Curtis by Lieutenant Matthews Flinders when he entered the natural deepwater harbour in1802, Port Curtis named was later changed to honour British Statesman William Gladstone.
Nestled in the Rocky River Valley at the southern end of the beautiful Flinders Ranges is our lovely town of Gladstone.
The Gladstone area was first explored by Captain Cook in 1770 sighted and named Bustard Head to the south of the city. Cook was followed in 1802 by Matthew Flinders who named Port Curtis and in 1823 John Oxley explored the coastline. In 1848 Owen Stanley surveyed the entrance to the port.
A friendly, peaceful town, Gladstone is a great place to live or to visit.
Gladstone - Tannum Sands - Boyne Island Acccomodation Guide, listed below are Accommodation Providers from B&B, Motels & Resorts, Camping Grounds, Caravan Parks and Holiday Houses & Lettings.
Things to do and see while in Gladstone, Tannun Sands, Boyne Island, below are Tour & Charters, Museum and other things to do & see.
Businesses, Services and Community Guide for Gladstone, Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.
A Guide to Gladstone surroundings areas to see & visit while in Central Queesland.