Regardless of whether you’re travelling by land, air or sea – getting to, and around the Gladstone Region is a breeze!
The Gladstone Region is located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland Central Coast and is intersected by a number of major Australian highways. Queensland’s major coastal touring route, the Bruce Highway, provides many access points to seaside and country locations within the Gladstone Region!
With so much to explore in the Gladstone Region, you’ll need to check out the transport and hire options available throughout. Taxi and car hire services, flight services, the QR Travel Train, boats and coach services operate daily within the Gladstone Region. Whatever it is you wish to explore, the Gladstone Region has the transport to get you there.
The Gladstone Region starts approximately 450 kilometres north of Brisbane, with several key access points off the Bruce Highway. Turn off at Miriam Vale for the picturesque Discovery Coast, at the Boyne/Tannum intersection for the seaside communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands, or at Benaraby for the city of Gladstone.
From Mackay it is about five and a half hours drive, and only one hours drive from Rockhampton. Turn off at Mt Larcom to venture into Gladstone, or continue along the Highway for exits to Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and the Discovery Coast. Turn right into Calliope for your exit the Gladstone’s hinterland, the Banana Shire.
This is Highway 58 through Gladstone, between Benaraby to the south and Mt Larcom to the north. The diversion adds just 6 kilometres to the coastal drive.
Travelling north along The Country Way you will arrive at Biloela, the hubs Banana Shire respectively. Turn right at Biloela and enjoy the natural splendour of Gorges Way. For those taking a journey north along the Leichhardt Highway, enter the Gladstone Region through the Dawson Valley, south of the township of Theodore and take in the stunning scenery the hinterland has to offer.
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The quickest route to Gladstone is of course, by air. Jump aboard one of the many daily QantasLink and Virgin Airlines flights for a quick 50min trip between Gladstone and Brisbane. The Gladstone Airport is also the departure point for aerial services to Heron and Wilson Islands. In addition, Thangool Airport, near Biloela, operates daily QantasLink flights to Brisbane. For bookings visit Qantas Airways or Virgin Airlines.
Queensland Rail operates regular services to the Gladstone Region on many Travel Train services, the main being the Tilt Train, which services the Gladstone Region regularly, stopping at Gladstone and Miriam Vale. Bookings and information can be found through Queensland Rail Travel
Greyhound Australia’s services call in to various coastal and country spots throughout the Gladstone Region. Daily services to Gladstone stop at the Dawson Road, BP Service Station. Visit Greyhound Australia for coach services or call 1300 GREYHOUND.
Did you know you can now get to the Gladstone Region aboard the beautiful P&O Cruise Ships. So if your looking for a taste of what Gladstone has to offer check out the P&O Website for cruise departure ports and dates