Gladstone is a town in Queensland, Australia, located on the coast between Bundaberg and Rockhampton. It is an industrial centre with a large harbour and attractive marina district.
Gladstone is surrounded by heavy industry, including Queensland Alumina refinery and Boyne Aluminium smelter. There is a power station, and nearby mountains and islands. The Great Barrier Reef is accessible by boat from Gladstone.
Things to see and do
* Tondoon Botanic Gardens
* Marina Parklands
* Auckland Point
* Queensland Alumina – Bauxite refinery & Boyne Smelter
* Barrier Reef trip
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 30,000 approx
Land Area – 128 km²
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The Gladstone Marina is located in the surrounds of Gladstone Harbour.
Travel Links – Gladstone Airport is around 5km from the city centre.
Qantaslink has services connecting to Brisbane. There is also the daily all stops flight north to Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. Jetstar and Virgin Blue fly to Rockhampton, a bit more than an hour away to the north.
The railway from Brisbane to Rockhampton stops in central Gladstone. Tilt train and other services are available.