What to do and see in Gladstone, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

August 25, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Discover the best top things to do in Gladstone, Australia including East Shores Water Park, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Spinnaker Park, Gladstone Visitor Information Centre, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Auckland Hill Lookout, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Gecko Valley Winery, Gladstone Turf Club, Reg Tanna Park.
Restaurants in Gladstone

1. East Shores Water Park

Flinders Parade, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

East Shores Water Park

Reviewed By Anthony R - Townsville, Australia

The first thing we saw was dolphins playing in the channel. We were hoping to take our young child to the water park but he was a little to young. Nice and clean area. The navy ship was good to see. Some good playground equipment, plenty of parking (weekday). Good place to go for an afternoon stroll.

2. Tondoon Botanic Gardens

Glenlyon Street, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia +61 7 4977 6899
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Tondoon Botanic Gardens

Reviewed By freya691 - Bunbury, Australia

These are great Gardens to have a wander around - some really nice walking trails in different styles of Gardens. Make sure you have plenty of repellant on as the mozzies will carry you away. Really nice lake with loads of turtles and ducks. Some lovely places to also have a BBQ picnic. Loved the separate Japanese Gardens & tea house.
We had lunch at the cafe. The crispy chicken wrap was really nice overlooking the lake, the staff were very friendly. Definitely a place to return to.

3. Spinnaker Park

Alf O'Rourke Drive, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia +61 7 4972 5174
Excellent
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37%
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Spinnaker Park

Reviewed By Lauren T - Gold Coast, Australia

This is a beautiful park, with lovely views of the Marina and waterfront, a lily-filled pond and delightful cafe. There is a little beach you can normally access, however it was closed due to a crocodile sightly when we went.
Information signposts around the walking tracks give you information on Gladstone's 'Big 6' animals.
Everyone we walked past seemed happy and friendly. Lots disobeyed signs and had their dogs off leash, though they were well controlled.

4. Gladstone Visitor Information Centre

72 Bryan Jordon Drive | Marina Ferry Terminal, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia +(61)49729000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Gladstone Visitor Information Centre

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN THE Gladstone REGION? 1. Check out the Islands of Southern Great Barrier Reef. 2. Head out to Lake Awoonga and try you luck with catching a Barra! 3. Take a scenic 4WD trip through Kroombit Tops National Park. 4. Take Up the challenge and climb Mt Larcom. 5. Get back to nature and enjoy many peaceful camping hot spots. 6. Take a peaceful stroll through the magical Tondoon Botanic Gardens. 7. Take a day trip and visit "Beautiful Besty"... 8. Splash around at East Shores Marina Precinct. 9. Paddle around Lake Awoonga. 10. Explore our many seaside towns including Agnes Water and 1770. And that's just the start! Come in and see our friendly Volunteer Ambassadors for more details and info on everything Gladstone. We are here to help :)

Reviewed By Sandra B - Melbourne, Australia

Nice location on the marina. Staff were very friendly, trying to be helpful, but not that well informed.
We couldn't get any info on the Gladstone Show that was being staged the next day, apart from being shown on the map where it would be.
We booked a harbour cruise, with each of us laying seperately (both cash). The next day the cruise company phoned us and insisted that we had only paid for one person, but 2 R barked for the cruise. They readily accepted our account of the info visit booking, but thus shouldn't have happened.

136-144 Goondoon St, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia +61 7 4976 6766
Excellent
51%
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35%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

Reviewed By Bill M - Coffs Harbour

Visiting on business and had some spare time so decided to visit the gallery. I was lucky enough to view their annual exhibition "our priceless past" and it was most informative and well laid out with lots of space. Art works in other space by local artists also excellent.
Staff were so friendly and helpful giving me maps and information of local places of interest

6. Auckland Hill Lookout

Bishops Drive, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Auckland Hill Lookout

Reviewed By lizzy122015 - Melbourne, Australia

Great views over the port, with a restaurant and open parkland. Built on top of a cliff, with lovely bougainvillea's in flower

7. Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

58 Goondoon St, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia +(61)4972 2822
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

The Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre is one of regional Queensland’s premier entertainment venues, attracting new entertainment and events never before seen in the region. The facilities within the centre are well-equipped to host conferences, conventions, weddings, christmas parties and gala's, as well as Performances of the arts including Concerts, musicals, opera and community Concerts.

Reviewed By Susan J - Emerald, Australia

The Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre is very well equipped to host large conferences. The bathroom facilities were excellent. There were no ques and they were spotless. The conference centre itself had more than adequate Seating for delegates and the stage was well equipped to host speakers and presenters.

8. Gecko Valley Winery

700 Glenlyon Road, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia +61 7 4979 0400
Excellent
25%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
8%
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4 based on 12 reviews

Gecko Valley Winery

Reviewed By BonnyMark - Gladstone, Australia

A place to visit on nice cool summery days. It is great to sit outside overlooking the vineyards, although unfortunately these have been badly damaged by fire now. Food is really good and the wine is "acceptable" but not bad for a locally produced bottle. Great venue!

9. Gladstone Turf Club

Dawson Highway | Corner Dawson Highway and Blain Drive, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia +61 7 4972 1493
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5 based on 3 reviews

With 9 race meetings a year you're sure to have a great day out at the track. All ages welcome and including an on site bar, canteen as well as undercover and large lawn area for patrons

Reviewed By rodgtraveller - Gladstone, Australia

Great race course in the centre of town with about 6- meets a year. good under cover drinking and betting area, TAB, bookies, large bar area. There is a small members club. Always a great day with a mix of very well dressed and more casual punters.

10. Reg Tanna Park

Glenlyon St, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia
Excellent
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4 based on 2 reviews

Reg Tanna Park

Reviewed By Juan-travelmaker - Gladstone, Australia

This an oasis right next to the town centre, it's a nature cluster, although is man made, it has a great feeling. great to go for meditation and yoga.

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