The Gladstone Region is located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland Central Coast and is intersected by a number of major Australian highways. The Bruce Highway provides many access points to seaside and country locations within the Gladstone Region.
The Gladstone Region starts approximately 450 kilometres north of Brisbane, with several key access points off the Bruce Highway. Turn off at Miriam Vale for the picturesque Discovery Coast, at the Boyne/Tannum intersection for the seaside communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands, or at Benaraby for the city of Gladstone.
From Mackay it is about five and a half hours drive, and only one hours drive from Rockhampton. Turn off at Mt Larcom to venture into Gladstone, or continue along the Highway for exits to Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and the Discovery Coast. Turn right into Calliope for your exit the Gladstone’s hinterland, the Banana Shire.
Port Curtis Way
This is Highway 58 through Gladstone, between Benaraby to the south and Mt Larcom to the north. The diversion adds just 6 kilometres to the coastal drive.
Travelling north along The Country Way you will arrive at Biloela, the hubs Banana Shire respectively. Turn right at Biloela and enjoy the natural splendour of Gorges Way. For those taking a journey north along the Leichhardt Highway, enter the Gladstone Region through the Dawson Valley, south of the township of Theodore and take in the stunning scenery the hinterland has to offer.
Queensland Rail operates regular services to the Gladstone Region on many Travel Train services, the main being the Tilt Train, which services the Gladstone Region regularly, stopping at Gladstone and Miriam Vale.
Bookings and information can be found through Queensland Rail Travel.
Greyhound Australia’s services call in to various coastal and country spots throughout the Gladstone Region. Daily services to Gladstone stop at the Dawson Road, BP Service Station.
Visit Greyhound Australia for coach services or call 1300 GREYHOUND.