The Gladstone region is high on the list of favourites among the four-wheel drive community, from tracks through coastal parks leading to the discovery of isolated beaches and saltwater creeks, to steep or otherwise challenging tracks through the inland parks. Highlights include Kroombit Tops in Calliope Shire, and Eurimbula and... more »
Seventeen Seventy’s bigger sister is just 10 minutes south by road and is a key focal point on the aptly named Discovery Coast. You will find everything for the perfect holiday with a range of accommodation and services, glorious beaches, hidden coves, picturesque coastline, great fishing and – for the... more »
It’s known as the birthplace of the state – the spot in today’s Queensland where Captain James Cook landed with the crew of The Endeavour in 1770. Despite a growing popularity among Queenslanders as a holiday destination, its natural beauty – ocean, beaches and rugged coastline – remains largely undiscovered... more »
Gladstone is well known as the staging point for stays on Heron Island , one of the most perfect coral cays on the Great Barrier Reef for snorkellers, divers, reef explorers and bird watchers. Connections are by fast catamaran or helicopter, and the small island is closed to day-trippers, which... more »
The Gladstone region boasts more than its share of national parks and reserves, stretching from the whisper-quiet coastal beauty around Rules Beach and Baffle Creek to the rugged isolation of Expedition National Park in the western Sandstone Wilderness. In between, visitors can take in the scenic beauty, crags and gorges... more »
You will find plenty of sensational fishing in the Gladstone region – salt and freshwater – and you don’t have to be an expert to hook a catch. Gladstone marina is the base for several ocean charter companies who will take you on guided fishing expeditions to the reef and... more »
Today is Queensland Day, commemorating the day in 1859 when Queensland separated from New South Wales and became a colony in its own right. And there’s plenty about this state that makes it great, from wondrous natural beauty to cute and cuddly animals, indigenous heritage, bustling cities and an Outback brimming with adventure. Here are five reasons to celebrate the Sunshine State this Queensland Day.
1. World Heritage Listings
The Great Barrier Reef makes patterns around the Whitsundays. [...]
Did you know the Great Barrier Reef is a giant living network that's home to tens and thousands of species? Or that once a year after a full moon, its coral reproduces in the billions, ensuring the ecosystem’s survival in a mass act visible from space?
You will be an aficionado on all things #greatbarrierreef when David Attenborough’s highly anticipated Great Barrier Reef series airs in Australia from Sunday, April 10 on ABC .
Sir David Attenborough on the Great Barrier Reef. [...]