Travelling to Gladstone
Regardless of whether you're travelling by land, air or sea - getting to, and around Gladstone Region is easy.
The Gladstone Region is located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland Central Coast and is intersected by a number of major Australian highways. Queensland’s major coastal touring route, the Bruce Highway, provides many access points to seaside and country locations within the Gladstone Region.
Taxi and car hire services, flight services, the QR Travel Train, boats and coach services operate daily within the Gladstone Region.
The quickest route to Gladstone is by air. Jump aboard one of the many daily QantasLink and Virgin Airlines flights for a quick 50 minute trip between Gladstone and Brisbane. The Gladstone Airport is also the departure point for aerial services to Heron and Wilson Islands. In addition, Thangool Airport, near Biloela, operates daily QantasLink flights to Brisbane. For bookings visit Qantas Airways or Virgin Australia.
Queensland Rail operates regular services to the Gladstone Region on many Travel Train services, the main being the Tilt Train, which services the Gladstone Region regularly, stopping at Gladstone. Bookings and information can be found through Queensland Rail Travel.
By Road - Travelling North
The Gladstone Region starts approximately 450 kilometres north of Brisbane, with several key access points off the Bruce Highway. Turn off at Miriam Vale for the picturesque Discovery Coast, at the Boyne/Tannum intersection for the seaside communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands, or at Benaraby for the harbour city of Gladstone. Take to the hinterland by turning left into Calliope for the Banana Shire and its centre, Biloela.
By Road - Travelling South
From Mackay it is about five and a half hours drive, and only one hour’s drive from Rockhampton. Turn off at Mt Larcom to venture into Gladstone, or continue along the Highway for exits to Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and the Discovery Coast. Turn right into Calliope for your exit the Gladstone’s hinterland, the Banana Shire.
Greyhound Australia’s services call in to various coastal and country spots throughout the Gladstone Region. Daily services to Gladstone stop at the Dawson Road, BP Service Station. Visit Greyhound Australia for coach services or call 1300 GREYHOUND.
P&O Cruise Ship
You can now get to the Gladstone Region aboard the beautiful P&O Cruise Ships. So if you’re looking for a taste of what Gladstone has to offer check out the P&O website for cruise departure ports and dates.