About the Gladstone Region

Boasting the highest boat ownership per capita, life here 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 coral cay reef islands from the seaside town of 1770, or from Gladstone Harbour.

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Boasting the highest boat ownership per capita, life here 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

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 Town of 1770 .

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.

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.

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.

Relaxing in the town of 1770

Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy

Known as the “birthplace of Queensland,” Seventeen Seventy is the closest access point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef with deserted beaches and pristine coral cays at your doorstep.

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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