Southern Great Barrier Reef
The Gladstone Region begins approximately 450 kilometres north of Brisbane. As the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the region contains some incredible natural wonders, including Heron Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Masthead Island, North West Island and Wilson Island.
At the centre of the region is the city of Gladstone. Known for being the ‘engine room of Queensland’, this dynamic regional city is full of surprise and unexpected experience. Surrounding Gladstone are townships of Calliope, Benaraby, Boyne Island and Tannum Sands. This part of the region is home to many fishing hotspots including one of Australia’s premier freshwater fishing locations, Lake Awoonga.
To the south, the natural surrounds of the Discovery Coast will entice you to discover the burgeoning township Miriam Vale, the white secluded beaches of Agnes Water and the birthplace of Queensland in the Town of 1770. From here, you can also spend a day experiencing the breathtaking reef adventures of Lady Musgrave Island and Lagoon.
The Gladstone Region is not just all about the coast and islands though! To the southwest you will find the spectacular Boyne Valley and Sandstone Wilderness. This area abounds with opportunities for intrepid travellers to explore the spectacular hinterlands or enjoy a genuine farmstay experience.
It’s all waiting for you here in the Gladstone Region – where great begins!