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Explore Gladstone with Car Hire
Gladstone is an industrial centre south of Rockhampton. It has however become a popular tourist spot due to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.
From Gladstone you can access Heron Island and Wilson Island, both reef cays with to significant biodiversity.
The city is quite scenic, with Auckland Point offering pretty views of the city, the nearby islands and beyond. The Marina Parklands on Gladstone Harbour, Australia's largest natural harbour, has an information centre, gardens, playgrounds and a waterside esplanade.
The Tondoon Botanic Gardens is a peaceful day out. Learn about Gladstone's industrial side with free tours of Queensland Alumina, one of the largest bauxite processing refineries in the world.
If you want to see the reef without heading too far north, Gladstone is the place for you! Explore the region by hire car, using the quote box above to choose your pick-up/drop-off locations and travel dates.