About the Gladstone Region

Boasting the highest boat ownership per capita, life here in Gladstone centres around the water, which makes sense when you’re smack-bang in the centre of the Southern Great Barrier Reef coast.

This quiet and undeveloped region is synonymous with boating, camping, and fishing along secluded beaches, national parks, creeks, and lakes. Access pristine coral cay reef islands such as Lady Musgrave Island from the seaside town of 1770 and Agnes Waters, or from Gladstone Harbour Heron Island.

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Boasting the highest boat ownership per capita, life here in Gladstone centres around the water, which makes sense when you’re smack-bang in the centre of the Southern Great Barrier Reef coast.

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Places to See in the Gladstone Region

Snorkelling, Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island

Well-known for its fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving locations and diverse marine life and wildlife, Lady Musgrave Island is the only coral island on the Great Barrier Reef with a navigable lagoon.

Agnes Water, Gladstone Region

Agnes Water

Agnes Water

Located on Queensland’s Discovery Coast, Agnes Water is an untouched slice of paradise nestled upon the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef next to the Town of 1770. There are so many things to do and things to see in Agnes Waters and 1770 you must stay for at least 1 week to explore them all. Take a Great Barrier Reef tour to Lady Musgrave Island, enjoy fishing tours, and Gorge tours.

Relaxing in the town of 1770

Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy

Known as the “birthplace of Queensland,” Seventeen Seventy or 1770 is the closest access point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef with deserted beaches and pristine coral cays at your doorstep. Right next door to Agnes Waters, 1770 is the only place you can surf and dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Visit Lady Musgrave Island from 1770 in Australia

Kids enjoying the pristine beach and water on Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

Heron Island

Heron Island

Heron Island is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and is known as the provider of some of Australia’s best snorkel and scuba diving spots.

Gladstone marina

Gladstone CBD

Gladstone CBD

Situated in the heart of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone CBD is fast becoming a popular tropical getaway for all types of visitors.

Lake Awoonga, Gladstone Region

Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands

Tannum Sounds is a popular local getaway that is little-known to the rest of Australia. To put it simply, it is the perfect beach side paradise to escape it all.

Islands & Beaches

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