Gladstone - The Region Of Choice
Gladstone is a city located 550km by road north of Brisbane and 100km south-east of Rockhampton.
The region is a unique blend of reef, coast and country and boasts excellent fishing hotspots and national parks. It is the gateway to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. The city of Gladstone is developed on hills overlooking the focal point of its economic development - the natural deepwater harbour.
The Gladstone community has grown dramatically from a ‘sleepy hollow’ township to a major industrial city in less than 20 years, yet has retained the charm of a coastal resort setting with an enviable lifestyle. Gladstone has a sub-tropical climate with islands, waterways and beaches on it’s doorstep offering year-round boating, fishing, swimming and surfing.
With a sound industrial base and further development proposed, Gladstone has won several Queensland Tidy Towns Awards, a result many locals believe to be an example of the way tourism and industry can exist in harmony.
Gladstone has access to Heron Island, Wilson Island and other islands from the marina and local airstrips. Spinnaker Park provides a small netted swimming area, shelters, barbecues and walking paths.
Gladstone has several shopping centres, with smaller retailers along the main street.
It is also a major stop on the North Coast railway line, with many long-distance passenger trains operated by QR Travel stopping in the area. Freight trains also pass through the region.
Gladstone has several primary schools, 3 high schools and 1 university campus (Central Queensland University). It is also home to CQIT (TAFE) Gladstone Campus.
Gladstone Airport is less than 10 minutes from the city centre, with most services non-stop to Brisbane.
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