Spend Easter in Gladstone. You’ll be glad you did!
Hop to it and plan your ultimate Easter long weekend here in Gladstone. Easter is a special time of year and there’s no better place to celebrate with your friends and family. Gladstone has everything to make your Easter unforgettable, if you’re looking to relax, explore, or attend the incredible array of events over the long weekend, the Gladstone Region has it all!
Here are our top ten events this Easter in Gladstone:
The ultimate party! This year is bigger and better than any other year. Kick off your weekend with the 80s-inspired bash. Live music, food stalls, a licensed bar, and incredible prizes. This is a family-friendly event so grab your mates and join in the fun for this unforgettable night.
Easter is a time to overindulge, and that Easter Bunny sure does like to spoil us. Start the weekend off on the right note and join the Gladstone Road Runners for their annual Easter Fun Run. This event is open to all ages with 3KM and 10KM courses available. A wonderful morning spent in the sunshine; run or walk your way around the glistening Gladstone harbour.
After much anticipation, the Raft Regatta is back this year. Grab your team and build a raft, the crazier the better. Float, splash and paddle your way to the finish line in this fierce competition. Finish first or last, there are plenty of prizes up for grabs. If you’re not competing make sure you head down to the O’Connell Wharf and watch the entertaining spectacle.
The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race is one of Australia’s leading ocean yacht races. The 75th race is an iconic event to witness. Find your spot by the water on the Gladstone foreshore and witness the action of the yachts racing to the finish line or follow the online live stream of the race. Visit our website to watch the race online.
This is the event of all events to be at this Easter long weekend. It truly has it all; incredible local seafood, award-winning wines, celebrity speakers, live music, and a spectacular location on the water’s edge.
There is truly something for everyone this Easter in Gladstone. If you’re 13-17 years old, make sure you don’t miss out on this event. This harbourside festival has a stellar line-up of performers including Shag Rock and Nana’s Pie. Grab your friends and head down to Sounds @ the Village.
Enjoy seafood galore at this festival. Bring the family and your friends and head on down to the seafood festival. You’ll be entertained all day with live music, children’s entertainment, a prawn-eating competition, crab races and of course an overly impressive array of seafood. Entry is also free!
Enjoy Gladstone in style by cruising around the Gladstone Harbour on the Curtis Ferry barge while enjoying a decadent brunch. Whilst enjoying your meal and taking in your surroundings you’ll be able to listen to some insight into the major industries that make up Gladstone’s economic powerhouse of Queensland.
This is the party of all parties, the biggest in Gladstone. You won’t want to miss out! Come and party with your friends and family. Watch on as the winners are awarded trophy’s the amazing yacht race. There is free entry to this event.
The highlight of the weekend for many families. Gladstone comes alive with the Harbour Festival. This is a fantastic free event jam-packed with activities. Enjoy the thrilling rides, test your luck at the sideshow alley, grab some lunch from one of the incredible food vendors and end your evening with a spectacular fireworks display.
Stay a little longer and extend your stay in the
How about extending your stay after Easter and enjoying the tranquillity of the Gladstone Region? There’s so much to do! Enjoy a few extra days and take a short drive down to Agnes Water, Easter in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, you’ll be glad you did!
Agnes Water is a beautiful coastal town only a 1.5-hour drive south of Gladstone. Once you’ve surfed the waves at the infamous Agnes Water Main Beach check out a few of our top things to do in Agnes Water.
Experience the extreme thrill of the famous amphibian vessel that travels on land and sea. There are multiple tours to choose from depending on what strikes your fancy from a relaxed lunch tour and picnic lunch, an hour joyride or experience the signature paradise tour, a full day of adventure including the famous LARC tour, visit the historic lighthouse and finish with sandboarding down the incredible dunes. This is fun adventurous day that has something for everyone.
Spend a magical day exploring the wonders of Lady Musgrave Island, a day you’ll never forget! Take a boat cruise with 1770reef departing from 1770. You’ll arrive at the white sandy island for a day full of snorkelling where you may be lucky enough to see turtles and incredible marine life. Be guided on an island walk, take a trip on the glass bottom boat and even enjoy a delightful full day of delicious meals.
Are you looking for a tranquil setting….take a stroll through the Paperbark Trail. This is an incredibly designed walk; you’ll will step your way through the forest on wooden blocks over water. Keep an eye out for the beautiful butterflies and the sounds of the croaking frogs as you stride your way deeper into the forest. You’ll be surrounded by hundreds of incredible paperbark trees, and feel like a little fairy in the forest!