Not only is Gladstone the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef with direct access to Heron Island, Lady Musgrave Island and the historic town of 1770 but passengers will also be welcomed by the $45 million foreshore re-development which will provide a world class family and lifestyle precinct.
Gladstone harbor is the largest natural harbor in Australia. Ships will dock at Auckland Point.
Gladstone Ports Corporation is currently expanding its East Shores Precinct as the project will include a new cruise terminal plaza with a set completion date of April 2020. The expansion project will also include a water play park, waterfront boardwalk incorporating a viewing platform and an abundance of green, open space to play.
The city of Gladstone is developed on hills overlooking the focal point of its economic development - the natural deepwater harbor. The dynamic, modern city of Gladstone basks in a sub-tropical climate with islands, waterways and beaches providing year-round boating, fishing, swimming and surfing.
Great Barrier Reef Trips are on offer here.
Tannum Sands, 20 minutes south of Gladstone town, offers year-round swimming and a pretty esplanade and beachfront park.
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