Home to Queensland’s largest multi-commodity shipping port, Gladstone is a city famous for its location as a port on the Capricorn Coast. Perfectly positioned in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, there is plenty to explore in Gladstone for tourists from around the country.

Some of the best attractions in the area include scenic lookouts, such as the Golding Lookout and Round Hill Lookout, the famous Tannum Sands, and Lake Awoonga. Tourists in the area also like to visit the East Shores Water Park, Auckland Hill Lookout and the Tondoon Botanic Gardens. The perfect place for nature lovers, Gladstone’s Tondoon Botanic Gardens consists of a gorgeous lake, sculptures, the Japanese Garden of Stillness and Movement, and a nature trail.

Related: Guide to Australian botanical gardens

Regardless of which part of the year you plan your trip to this city, there’s something on offer for everyone. Visit the relaxed Calliope Historical Village Markets or participate in the Gladstone Weekly Parkrun, Gladstone is a great Queensland coastal destination.

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