GLADSTONE QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
The Gladstone Region lies only 500km from Brisbane and offers visitors close access to The Great Barrier Reef. The clear aquamarine waters and underwater miracle of the reef provide one of the best fishing and scuba diving locations in the world. A variety of resorts, family style accommodation and a camping experience are available.
The region surrounding Gladstone is a diverse and fascinating one, with an adventurous outdoor flavour complementing the busy, urban environment. From the beachside towns of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands to the idyllic, secluded beaches of Agnes Water/Town of 1770, from scenic national parks to the spirit of the outback in a 4WD - the options are endless.
The landscape of Lake Awoonga is perhaps one of the most striking in the region, created by the expansive waters of the lake and the ragged beauty of the peaks of Mt Castletower National Park. While the scenery is magnificent, so too is the recreational opportunity with the lakeshore and the recreation area firmly established as a popular inland beach".
Kroombit Tops is a large plateau which straddles the intersection of the Calliope and Dawes Ranges. As the most western point of the region, this is the Blue Mountains of The Gladstone Region.
Charter Boats are an important industry in the region with departure points at Gladstone and Town of 1770. Sport fishing means taking a trip to the reef to catch coral trout, red emperor and spanish mackerel.
Visitors can also experience the excitement of annual events such as Gladstone's Harbour Festival, the 1770 Commemorative Festival, the Great Muddie Expo and the catfish fishing competition.