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.
  • 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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