Discover the answers to all the most frequently asked questions about the Gladstone Region.


Where is the Gladstone Region?

The Gladstone Region is situated 500 km north of Brisbane and is intersected by a number of major Australian Highways. Queensland’s major touring route, the Bruce Highway provides many access points to seaside and country locations within the region.

How do I get there?

While the fastest option is air travel departing daily from Brisbane on QantasLink and Virgin Australia, there are many other options available including the QR Travel Train, Greyhound Bus Services, P&O Cruises and more!


Click here to find out more about getting to the Gladstone Region. 

How do I request the bridge at Auckland Creek, Gladstone Marina to be opened for my vessel to gain access?

All bridge lifts must be requested by calling Gladstone Regional Council on 4970 0700. Legacy methods of requesting lifts such as Handheld Remote requests and Pylon Requests are no longer supported and will not be responded to. Vessel operators are to phone the given number when on approach to the bridge. The bridge operator may take up to 5mins to access and log in to the remote control panel. Vessel operators are to maintain a safe distance from the bridge and in control of their vessels while waiting for the bridge to open. When the bascule portion of the bridge is fully open, vessels are to safely navigate the creek channel.


Click here for more Marina Bridge FAQ’s. 

Where can I see footage of the Gladstone Region?

Click here to check out Gladstone Region’s Youtube Channel which features some of the latest footage of the region. 

What’s the weather like in Gladstone?

As the saying goes – beautiful one day, perfect the next! Click here for forecast and current weather information. 

Can I get hard copy brochures sent to me?

Of course! If you live in Australia the Ambassadors at any one of the three Visitor Information Centres will be happy to post these directly to you. Simply contact our Gladstone Visitor Information Centre on 07 4972 9000.  If you don’t live in Australia or simply can’t wait for snail mail, visit our Brochures and Travel Guides page to view our range of brochures online. 

Can I see Turtles Nesting and Hatching?

Absolutely! The Gladstone Region is renowned for its Turtles and seeing them in their full glory is easier than you think!  The best time to see Turtles nesting is November and December, with hatchlings emerging 6-8 weeks later in January, through to late March.  Visit our dedicated Turtles page for everything you need to know!

How can I become a member of Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL)? 

Simply visit GAPDL’s website to find out more about membership or contact the GAPDL Corporate Office on 
or 07 4972 4000.