Gladstone is located some 550 kilometres by road north of Brisbane and 100 kilometres south-east of Rockhampton.
The city is situated between the Calliope River to the north and the Boyne River to the south. Between the two river mouths, lies the deepwater Harbour for which the city owes its existence. The Harbour is protected by a low island to the east called Facing Island and to the north, by Curtis Island. The Gladstone Harbour is also one of the main access points to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
The Gladstone Region provides an absolute plethora of places to fish all year round for novice fisherman, fishing enthusiasts or professional anglers. The assortment of fish around the Gladstone Region is endless. Species vary from Sweetlip, Coral Trout, Tuna and Mackeral to Barramundi, Bream, Grunter, Trevally, Jewfish, Queenfish, Saratoga, Finger Mark Perch, King or Threadfin Salmon, Cod and Mudcrabs, to name a few.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a reef or estuary fishing enthusiast or want to fish from a creek, beach or island, the Gladstone Region has many easily accessible spots to cater for your every whim.
Many great fishing spots are located within or near the Gladstone Region. In the unlikely event that you need a time out from fishing, popular attractions, comfortable accommodation and a range of finding choices are well within reach.
The waters in and around Gladstone Harbour are a transitional zone where warm waters of tropical north meet the cool of the south. This means the area is a virtual seafood smorgasbord with the best species of the region taking centre stage.
Gladstone experiences a tropical savanna climate and is one of the southernmost places in Australia to enjoy this type of climate?