Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers Gladstone accommodation which allows you to experience the contrasting features of industry, nature and the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
Renowned for its thriving and urbanised city centre and enviable position fringing the Coral Sea, Gladstone on Queensland’s central coast is a destination frequented by many for both leisure and business.
Gladstone’s relaxed lifestyle is contagious among visitors to the region, with myriad recreational activities on offer. From active marine pursuits including swimming, fishing, boating and crabbing, to exploring grassy national parks, tackling the cycling tracks and taking a leisurely harbour-side stroll or hinterland hike, there is much to see and do in Gladstone year round.
Accessible by the Dawson Highway and located 100km south-east of Rockhampton and 500km north of the state’s capital Brisbane, Gladstone proudly boasts Queensland’s largest and Australia’s fifth largest multi-commodity port. Its lucrative exports largely include coal as well as alumina, aluminum and cement products, positively contributing to the region’s tourism.
Gladstone is also well-known as the gateway to many surrounding islands, notably Heron Island, Wilson Island, Boyne Island as well as Tannum Sands – where golden beaches and crystal clear waters await. Gladstone Harbour is within the World Heritage Area of the Great Barrier Reef, ensuring top-notch snorkeling and scuba diving are within easy reach.
Gladstone’s dining scene offers something to suit all tastes, boasting an extensive selection of fine dining restaurants, casual pubs, al fresco cafes and take away eateries. The newly refurbished Grand Hotel on Goondoon Street is heralded as Gladstone’s cornerstone establishment and a must-visit when in town – perfect for lunch, dinner or drinks with family or friends.
Gladstone is also home to the Gladstone Airport as well as many notable attractions including the Gladstone Convention Centre, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Toondoon Botanic Gardens and Gladstone Yacht Club, and is just a short drive to popular swimming, barbequing and walking hot spot Lake Awoonga.