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.

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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Sunbird Gardens

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100 - 160
Consisting of three spacious, modern villas, set apart for privacy, amongst lush tropical gardens, Sunbird Gardens is the ultimate relaxation retreat with each villa having its own deep luxurious veranda spa bath enclosed with louvers for total privacy. Your pet is welcome but please check with them first. A private Bali inspired gazebo leads from the deck and allows you to enjoy the flowering garden setting and bird life - Sunbirds, Rainbow Lorikeets and Wattle Birds. All villas are totally self-contained with modern appointments, queen size bed, spacious bathroom and a bright and airy lounge that catches the cool sea breezes. The villas are air-conditioned for your comfort. Undercover parking is provided, along with linen and towels. WiFi is available for your convenience. Suited for couples looking for that quality holiday break, where they can have time out in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. For special occasion, a chilled bottle of champagne awaits you on arrival. A 300 metre stroll through rainforest track will take you to Agnes Water Beach, while the town itself is within a short pleasant walk where you can access coffee shops, restaurants and other retail outlets.

Captain Cook Holiday Village

Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$32 - 166
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.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120 - 350
Apartments G60 Gladstone, managed by Metro Hotels boasts 20 well appointed and fully self-contained two bedroom/two bathroom apartments with large balconies. These near new apartments, which were constructed in 2013, are suited to single, couple and family travelers 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 television and DVD player.

Harbour View Motel

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$90 - 150
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 free guest laundry facilities . 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.

Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$188 - 604
Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa is a resort located in the southern Great Barrier Reef destination,Town of Seventeen Seventy. Featuring 112 exquisitely furnished Executive Studio Rooms, One Bedroom Apartments and Two Bedroom dual key apartments, Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa is a complete full service resort experience with a comfortable, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Plantation Bar and Restaurant at Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa is a French inspired Modern Australian dining experience. Our team led by aspiring Chef Mr Bryce Faull develop menus which are product driven and handcrafted. Only the freshest seasonal produce of the highest quality is used within Plantation Bar and Restaurant. Soak up and rejuvenate at Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa! Relax and unwind with Anjea Day Spa's signature luxurious treatments. Guests can choose from their selection of massage, facial, Vichy and specialty treatments. Using the highest quality products, let their experienced staff pamper you to escape the stresses of daily life and restore your natural energy. Couples packages are also available. Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa's conferencing facilities and function areas are the perfect venue for wedding receptions, business meetings, destination conferences and parties. Enquire about their wedding and conferencing packages directly.

Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$125 - 700
Nestled alongside the north facing beach of Agnes Water and protected by a natural headland, the beachfront Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort accommodation is a beautiful and idyllic holiday destination on Queensland's Discovery Coast. It is the closest access point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef! Swim year round in warm waters, dive amongst colourful coral on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, stroll in nearby national parks or take up one of the many tour activities. Resort facilities include a choice of room types to suit all budgets from motel rooms to luxury three bedroom beach homes. Sandcastles enjoys direct beach access, two resort pools and heated spa, on-site café and bar. Step outside to a world of lush vegetation and crystal clear waters complimented by natural art and a small village of boutique shops. The Town of 1770 and Agnes Water have long captivated visitors with its secluded beaches, access to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, four wheel drive tracks and trails through coastal palm forests, laid back surf culture and idyllic regional charm. Bush to beach, beach to reef - Sandcastles 1770 epitomises and celebrates everything that an Australian holiday should be.

Mango Tree Motel

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$95 - 160
Mango Tree Motel is situated adjacent to main entrance to Agnes Water Beach and park. Accommodation consists of motel rooms for singles, couples, twin share and families. Family units sleep up to six adults. All rooms have queen beds, ensuites and kitchenettes including sink, microwave, stove, fridge, crockery and cutlery. Also, large screen television with Foxtel channels. Reverse Cycle air-conditioning in each room. Outdoor table and chairs for each room to enjoy the climate. Barbecue and laundry facilities available. Parking is available outside each room. Licensed Restaurant on site - open Thursday to Monday for dinner and school holidays. Town centre, shops, cafes and Greyhound bus stop are approximately 300 metres from Motel. Only five kilometres to Town of 1770 for access to Great Barrier Reef cruises and Lighthouse EcoTours, boat ramp and various water sports. Fishing charters also available.

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120 - 350
The Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone is located in the centre of the business district of Gladstone adjacent to shops, restaurants, hotels and the entertainment centre. Only two minutes from the Heron Island departure point and rail / bus stations, with the airport 10 minutes away. Comprising of 51 comfortable, fully serviced one bedroom apartments, most with superb views of the harbour, marina and city from private balconies, the Metro Hotel and Apartments are the place to stay. All rooms are air-conditioned with free Foxtel and wireless internet access. Each apartment has a separate bedroom, spacious living area with balcony, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Property facilities include a swimming pool, licensed, award-winning restaurant and complimentary off-street security parking.

Oaks Grand Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
From AU$182 - 710
One of Gladstone's newest luxury hotels, 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.

Gladstone Reef Hotel Motel

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$95 - 145
The Gladstone Reef Hotel Motel is conveniently situated on the main street of Gladstone City with great views of Gladstone Harbour. Their four star accommodation has 52 rooms ranging from budget accommodation to deluxe suites, and provides free parking and free wi-fi for guests. Choose from their range of Queen or Twin Rooms and enjoy easy access to the in-house restaurant, multiple bars and on Friday and Saturday nights Industrie Nightclub. All rooms feature a private ensuite, air-conditioning, flat-screen television and DVD player, small refrigerator, modern decor, city or harbour views, access to the roof top pool aswell as tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy complimentary Foxtel with up to 20 channels available including movies, sport and music. On-site facilities include a guest laundry (washing machines and dryers), vending machines, ATM/cash machine and photocopying facilities. Take time to relax in their roof top pool which offers a 360 degree view of Gladstone Harbour or visit the local bars, cafe's and restaurants that are within walking distance.
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