We know gladstone

We Know Gladstone

Gladstone and surrounds is home to in excess of 65,000 residents and is better known as one of Australia’s major industrial hubs.

Known as an energetic regional city, Gladstone is the access point for Southern Great Barrier Reef icons Heron and Wilson Islands. Close by surrounding Gladstone are the townships of Calliope, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and then Mount Larcom and Benaraby. This part of the region is home to one of Australia’s premier freshwater fishing location, Lake Awoonga.

In recent times, Gladstone has experienced an explosion of commercial interest mainly as a result of announcements regarding massive expansion programs in the mineral resources, gas and coal industries.

These announcements along with the many other factors effecting and influencing growth has flowed through to both the residential, retail and commercial sectors of the community putting huge demands on services, spread across all sectors of the market.

Our resource rich region is recognised as a strategic and logical choice for industrial, commercial, retail and residential investment.

Gladstone Highlights:

  • Natural deep water harbour
  • Auckland and Round Hill lookouts
  • Gladstone Maritime Museum
  • Gladstone Marina and Spinnaker Park
  • Popular Harbour Coffee Cruise – Free Industry Tour Cruises
  • Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
  • Main street precinct – Library Square entertainment
  • Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
  • Toondoon Botanic Gardens
  • Gecko Valley Winery

Gladstone Region Highlights:

  • Bushwalking – Mount Larcom
  • Boyne River
  • Tannum Sands Millennium Esplanade, Beaches and Canoe Point
  • Wild Cattle Island – National park
  • Lake Awoonga
  • Cedar Galleries Artists Village
  • Benaraby Motor Sports complex
  • Calliope River Historical Village

Climate

Gladstone experiences a tropical savanna climate (the best climate in the world) and is one of the southernmost places in Australia to have this type of climate.

Gladstone Long-term Averages

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Ann

Mean Max (°C)

31.3

30.9

30.2

28.4

25.6

23.2

22.8

24.1

26.5

28.4

29.9

31.0

27.7

Mean Min (°C)

22.5

22.4

21.5

19.6

16.9

14.2

13.4

14.3

16.5

18.7

20.5

21.9

18.5

Mean Rain (mm)

156.3

149.4

91.6

49.0

59.0

38.6

35.6

33.2

27.5

59.9

73.8

134.6

909.4

Median Rain (mm)

116.4

94.0

55.2

32.8

35.1

23.8

23.1

20.2

23.4

47.6

59.7

109.7

841.6

Mean Rain Days

12.5

12.3

10.7

7.5

7.6

6.1

5.8

5.5

5.0

7.7

9.1

10.9

96.4

Travel

After the finalisation of the Gladstone Airport Expansion in 2010, Virgin has joined Qantas in Gladstone and the two carriers now provide a lot more choice for residents and holidaymakers as well as fly-in fly-out workers.

Gladstone also features easy travel access by rail, road, sea and air.

Medical

The brand new GP Superclinic is now in action as well as numerous doctor surgeries all over the Gladstone Region and one Public and a Private Hospital.

Gladstone Hospital
Park Street, West Gladstone
Telephone: (07) 4976 3200

Mater Hospital
Rosella Street, West Gladstone 4680
PO Box 1711 Gladstone 4680
Telephone: (07) 4971 3713