|GLADSTONE - QUEENSLAND - 4680|
Height above sea level: 10m
Location: 540km north of Brisbane
Highway: Bruce Hwy (1)
Nearest Major Town: Gladstone
Nearest Airport: Gladstone
Touring Area: Gladstone
Gladstone- Courtesy of Tourism Queensland
Intrepid Australian coastal explorer Matthew Flinders named Port Curtis on his circumnavigation
in 1802 little knowing it would one day be one of Australia's busiest ports servicing the world's
largest alumina plant and and a host of other minerals extracted from the Queensland hinterland.|
Gladstone, while principally a mining port, is also a major touring area for the Great Barrier Reef and many islands are off the coast.
There are also many places to visit in the town including some historic buildings, the Regional Art Gallery, Auckland and Round Hill lookouts, Reg Tanna Park and much more.
Named after British statesman Sir William Gladstone. Queenslands busiest port and haven for a large fishing and charter cruise fleet.
PLACES OF INTEREST:
On Auckland Hill this lookout offers panoramic views of the harbour and islands. Floodlit at night Sunday to Thursday from dusk to 9,30pm.
Gladstone Visitor Information Centre
Marina Ferry Terminal, Bryan Jordan dve. Gladstone QLD 4680
Ph: 07 4972 9000
HOW TO GET THERE:
By car along the Bruce Hwy. (1)
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