Gladstone Region

Get back to nature in this outdoor wonderland, smack bang in the centre of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Boating, camping and fishing are all top of mind in the Gladstone region, where national parks and secluded beaches are par for the course.

Reef within reach

The reef islands in this part of the world are true coral cays with easy access from the small seaside town of Seventeen Seventy (Town of 1770) and Gladstone harbour.

  • Dive, snorkel and swim with turtles at Heron Island.
  • Camp on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef on Lady Musgrave Island.
  • Hire a private vessel to explore beautiful Fitzroy Lagoon.

Fishing and farmland

Tick off your fishing bucket list – from coral trout to red emperor, sweet lip and bass – they’re all here for the catching!

  • Reel in barramundi and Mangrove Jack at Lake Awoonga, just 30 kilometres from Gladstone.
  • Go freshwater fishing in Lake Callide.
  • Explore the villages in Banana Shire – a rich agricultural and mining region.
  • Go four-wheel-drive adventuring through the Sandstone Wilderness  in the shires of Calliope and Miriam Vale.

Beach action

If you’re seeking sand and a laid-back community vibe, nearby beach towns are aplenty.

  • Walk in the footsteps of explorer Captain James Cook where he first landed in Australia at Seventeen Seventy.
  • Camp on the beachfront in Agnes Water and take a tour in an amphibious vehicle to Bustard Lighthouse.
  • Walk, swim and relax in the twin beach towns of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.
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Gladstone City Caravan Park

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$31.43 - 130.00
Gladstone City Caravan park is a well established park, catering for everyone from workers through to families. It is owner operated, clean, and provides good old fashioned hospitality. They have various types of accommodation from three-star villas to basic caravans, including their popular Workers Cabins. For those with caravans, they have limited long term caravan sites which become available periodically, just ask their friendly staff about these. Facilities include a barbecue area, coin operated laundry, communal amenities block, outdoor furniture, Eftpos and credit card facilities. They are conveniently located on the southern end of the main city centre and just 10 minutes drive from Gladstone Regional Airport. Just a short walk to Yaralla Sports Club and supermarket. Also conveniently located just a short four minute drive into the centre of town you have a variety of eateries, including restaurants, bars and pubs.

Boyne Island Caravan Park

Boyne Island, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$25.00 - 130.00
Nestled on the banks of the Boyne River, Boyne Island Caravan Park is a nature and outdoor lovers delight. With the caravan park's own Boat Launching Ramp you can easily access the river from their doorstep. For the golf lovers they are a short 200 metre walk to the Boyne Island Golf Club, Bowls Club and sporting fields and with the Golf and Bowls club having their own restaurant you can have a meal or snack and drink at the 19th hole. Their camp sites are set in bushland and are available with or without power. Caravan sites are spacious with annex slabs and many are shaded with some overlooking the river. Villas and cabins range from Deluxe to Standard accommodation, from four to six berth and are all fully self-contained, most with ensuite and all air-conditioned. Linen is also supplied. With the refreshing swimming pool, undercover barbecue area and kids playground our park caters for everyone. So come and enjoy the delights that the area has to offer. Call or contact our friendly staff today for more information and bookings. They are a pet friendly park.

1770 Getaway Holiday Retreat

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
From AU$150.00 - 300.00
1770 Getaway Holiday Retreat is right across the road from pristine beaches, nestled into native, tropical surroundings and close to the town centre, historic 1770 and national parks. All luxury villas are fully self-contained and air-conditioned. Whatever the pace, whatever the interest, 1770 Getaway is; 'the right place for an unforgettable holiday!' Explore the magnificent coastline, fish the estuaries, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, surf Queensland's most northern surf beaches or take one of the many fantastic tours available. Town of 1770 is the closest jump-off point to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef and is north of Brisbane. When staying in 1770, choose from the range of affordable, comfortable and tastefully appointed luxury villas that 1770 Getaway is renowned for.

Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands, Gladstone Area
From AU$30.00 - 250.00
A quiet bushland setting with direct access to the golden sands of Tannum Beach and within walking distance of the picturesque seaside communities of Tannum Sands/Boyne Island is where you'll find Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands. Just 25 kilometres south of Gladstone, Tannum Sands is tucked away from the hustle and bustle providing a sanctuary to escape the everyday and embrace a relaxed coastal lifestyle centred on the outdoors and marine pursuits. Their caravan park sits right on the eco-friendly Millennium Esplanade, an ideal place for picnics, barbecues and swimming. The waters at Tannum Beach are patrolled by lifesavers during spring and summer, providing a safe way to cool off. There's plenty to see and do at Tannum Sand and Boyne Island with cafes and shopping facilities plus a boat ramp, skate park and golf course to keep the whole family entertained. At the caravan park you'll find a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and facilities including a resort style swimming pool, tennis court, barbecues, camp kitchens and more . Come and take a break with Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands.

Captain Cook Holiday Village

Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area
From AU$31.00 - 154.00
The Captain Cook Holiday Village is one of the few accommodation options in the true 1770 and you will be spoilt by choice when it comes to things to do. They have several different styles of cabin: a Bungalow for the budget weary (doesn't have a ensuite ) right up to a two bedroom Villa. There is also a restaurant on-site and is currently serving a wide range of food including many healthy options. They also have a swimming pool with a toddler wading area but if you would rather enjoy the beach they have a 900 metre bush track from the park to a six kilometre beach. Their park is kid friendly and they are welcome to ride their bikes or run around on the mowed park area.

Harbour View Motel

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 150.00
Harbour View Motel is a budget motel with 17 units. They have fully self contained apartments which can sleep up to seven people including Family Units, Deluxe Units with limited cooking facilities and Standard Rooms. All rooms have views of Gladstone Harbour and are ground level. They have free tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen television, air-conditioning, toaster, microwave and an iron and ironing board. Some rooms also have hair dryers and balconies. There is a saltwater swimming pool with a barbecue area, undercover parking with plenty of off street parking for large vehicles and guest laundry facilities (a fee is charged). The motel is located close to a shopping centre, cafes, bottle shop and sporting club complex. They have courteous on-site managers, security system and Port a Cots are available. They are pet friendly.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$180.00 - 280.00
Apartments G60 Gladstone, managed by Metro Hotels boasts 20 well appointed and fully self-contained 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartments with large balconies. These near new apartments, which were constructed in 2013, are suited to single, couple and family travellers alike plus they offer an excellent option for long-term accommodation. All apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen with large fridge, washing machine and dryer, plus much more. Reception is located nearby at Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone, which provides a manned reception desk for your convenience from early morning to late evening. Apartments G60 Gladstone also features include complimentary tea and coffee making facilities; iron and ironing board; laundry and dry cleaning (charges apply); in-room Wi-Fi; free-to-air TV and DVD player.

Oaks Grand Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
From AU$182.00 - 710.00
Gladstone's newest luxury hotel, Oaks Grand Gladstone, is the premier choice for business and leisure travellers seeking deluxe, self-contained apartment accommodation in this iconic Queensland destination. Occupying a sought-after position in the heart of Gladstone's thriving Central Business District on Goondoon Street and just 10 minutes from Gladstone Airport, Oaks Grand Gladstone stretches across nine levels and offers a unique and stylish base to soak in the myriad sights and activities the town has on offer.

Greenacres Motel and Caravan Park

Benaraby, Gladstone Area
From AU$25.00 - 128.00
Greenacres Motel and Caravan Park is good, clean, affordable accommodation close to the Boyne River where there are many species of fish eg Flathead, Bream ,Trevally , Mullet (one kilometre away), Lake Awoonga is only eight kilometres away (excellent barramundi fishing!) The ocean and the Port City of Gladstone (20 kilometres away). Greenacres offers motel units, on site vans, drive through van sites and shady campsites to choose from. With a country atmosphere and easy locality (right on the Bruce Highway), Greenacres is an excellent relaxation stopover. They are a family owned business and offer good old fashioned hospitality. Come and relax and have a chat, they'd love to meet you.

The Beach Shacks

Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area
From AU$198.00 - 290.00
Views! Views! Views! Southern Great Barrier Reef - be in awe! 1770 proper - exquisite beachfront accommodation with ocean/bay views, just across the road from the 1770 inlet beach, perfect for swimming and fishing. The Beach Shacks are superior self contained beachfront bungalows, terraced up the side of a slope. Each bungalow is a free standing pole house in a delightful tropical beachfront setting, and each built higher than the one in front to ensure spectacular views. The bungalows feature spacious, beautiful tropical architecture with extensive use of local and imported timbers, with spectacular views from private decks. Enjoy the many fishing spots, bush walks, secluded beaches and reef cruises. Magnificent sunsets over the bay can be savoured from your private deck or the 1770 Marina is also just a short stroll away. The Great Barrier Reef is at your doorstep, Seventeen Seventy is the closest departure point north of Brisbane with tours everyday to the reef. Experience the reef in under 90 minutes.
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