Gladstone may be a tiny port town, but it’s also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and near a boatload (pun intended) of other great natural attractions. From teal-coloured lagoons and stellar surfing spots to rugged national parks, to stay in Gladstone is to be within just a drive or cruise of Queensland’s best offerings.
Wake up early for a sunrise on the beach, and you’ll be glad you visited (dad jokes are our specialty). Grab Gladstone car hire and you’ll be on your way to excitement in no time.
The entire region is a natural playground, but you don’t have to venture far from your Gladstone accommodation to begin an adventure. When the weather is warm and you want to channel your inner child, spend a morning at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre. The water slides and splash zone attractions are worth the nominal entry fee.
Dry your hair in the sun, then hop back into your Gladstone car rental and drive 5km south to the Tondoon Botanic Gardens. Put on your ranger hat and wander through the trails, weaving in and out of dry rainforests and tropical flora. You’ve never looked more at home.
Your car hire in Gladstone is begging to hit the open road. Can’t you hear it? Fill her up with petrol and make your way 120km south along the coast, stopping at Agnes Water Beach. Once you’ve put your wheels in “park”, see what unspoilt beachfront is all about.
Gliding across neon teal water on your paddleboard, you’ll realise you don’t care if Stan from accounting got that invoice on time. Stan can fend for himself. You’re on holiday.
Book Gladstone packages on Wotif today, and your daydreams of playing on the coast are soon to be a reality—selfies with Great Barrier Reef turtles and all!