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When you book your experiences with Experience Oz, you're booking with a site which was named "Online Booking Website of the Year" for 2018 at the inaugural Australian Travel Awards in Sydney, Australia.

Your experience begins as soon as you hop on our site, and ends with incredible memories you'll have to share forever. We take pride in providing the widest array of quality experiences across Australia & New Zealand - all in the one spot - while providing unbeatable value, along with friendly customer service 364 days a year.

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Gladstone, Queensland


Located on the southern Queensland coast, Gladstone is a gateway to the beautiful southern Great Barrier Reef and a haven for those pining for tropical getaways without all the rampant commercialism that can sometimes plague them. With a number of islands just off the coastline and various wildlife reserves and conservation parks inland, visitors can explore two sides of Queensland from one central location.

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Why Gladstone?


State: Queensland

Why it's special: Beautiful coastal region that strikes a balance between big-city convenience and regional charm; great alternative gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Best time to go: Autumn

Known as the "engine room of Queensland", the city of Gladstone itself is home to around 70,000 people and flanked by glistening blue water due to its close proximity to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Gladstone also thus doubles as a seafood-lover's paradise, highlighted by local specialty of fresh mud crab which makes a regular appearance on menus around town.

If you're chasing a destination that offers all the benefits of a regional city combined with the convenience of having excellent beach and island environments right on its doorstep, then Gladstone makes for a wonderful choice. Located around 450km to the north of Brisbane, the regional city blends together a number of unique elements while serving as a springboard to multiple quality experiences both on the mainland as well as offshore.

Located nearby are Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy with their popular beaches, while in the distance across the water is the renowned Heron Island - famed for its combination of bird life and quality reef environment. For those looking for an alternative reef experience without the hassle of travelling to Far North Queensland, Gladstone and its surrounding region are an ideal compromise.


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The food scene in Gladstone is something to salivate over with fresh seafood constantly coming in from local trawlers. Wander around the city to find the perfect place to enjoy a meal in this beautiful destination, the Gladstone Yacht Club on the Marina is a great place to grab a bite while overlooking the scenic region.

If you're looking to escape to a destination that offers ample things to do in terms of coastal and inland activities then Gladstone is a high priority option. The perfect getaway from the Queensland capital of Brisbane, Gladstone is an ideal destination for families and couples alike who are wanting to mix up their usual holiday routine.

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Looking to pay a visit to Gladstone but not sure what to do? Here are some of the most essential experiences.

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