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Cheap flights to Gladstone


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Virgin Australia operates flights to Gladstone daily, direct from Brisbane.

Gladstone Airport Information

Gladstone Airport is a major Australian regional port, located approximately 10km west of Gladstone’s CBD.  It can be accessed by various transport options, including:

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  • Taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside the airport terminal. 

Things to do in Gladstone

Explore

Located on the doorstep of the southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone sees waterways, beaches and islands meet up, to provide an inspiring playground for locals and holidaymakers. Dynamic and modern, the city has a thriving business and trade industry and plays home to several industrial giants. A focal point of the central Queensland coast, Gladstone also acts as great base from which to explore the Discovery Coast – including the historic seaside towns of Agnes Water and 1770, the coral cays of Lady Musgrave Island, the natural habitats of Heron Island, and the long sandy beaches of Tannum Sands.

Discover

Gladstone and surrounding areas offer an abundance of natural wonders just waiting to be explored. Visit nearby Tannum Sands and Boyne Island to wander endless white sandy beaches and enjoy picnics and barbecues in beautifully landscaped parklands. Witness stunning sunsets off the coast of 1770 and Agnes Waters.  Take a cruise to Lady Musgrave Island to marvel at an uninhabited coral cay within a World Heritage Listed Marine Park. Discover colourful marine life, or relax and play amidst the underwater world of Heron Island in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Shop

Gladstone’s shopping opportunities comprise every day essentials, seaside spending and market goods. Stockland Shopping Centre provides day-to-day shopping needs, along with more than 45 specialty stores and leading major retailers. Gladstone Park Shopping Centre also offers fashion, food, bank and grocery services. Take a stroll along the Gladstone Marina boardwalk to indulge in the region’s premium waterfront shopping precinct. Local markets are a great way to uncover the true essence of the region’s retail scene. Beach. Arts. Music features food, art and creation stalls and live entertainment. The Discovery Coast Markets brim with arts and crafts, bric-a-brac and fresh produce. The Gladstone PCYC Markets also feature an array of fresh produces, furniture, gardening and clothing stalls. While The Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday Markets offer food, handmade goods and bric-a-brac.

Eat and Drink

Gladstone’s dining is concentrated around two main streets, Goondoon Street and Tank Street. Goondoon Street offers a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, bars and eateries, including Gladstone Yacht Club – which prides itself on a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and sweeping water views. The street also boasts fine dining hotspots and casual venues, serving up local steaks and seafood direct from the trawlers.  Tank Street is Gladstone’s go-to for Asian cuisines, featuring Thai, Malaysian and Chinese fare.Nearby the small coastal towns of Tannum Sands and Boyne Island and Agnes Waters enjoys growing dining scenes.