The city of Gladstone is a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Southern Great Barrier Reef and is fast becoming a popular destination for holiday makers and sea changers alike. Part of the city’s lifestyle is the love of water-based activities, including festivals and events such as Gladstone Yacht Race and the Gladstone Harbour Festival. Colourful weekend markets are in abundance, selling fresh local produce and locally made crafts and goods.
The local parks and gardens are also highlights. The award-winning Spinnaker Park is suitable for families and offers picnic areas, a beach cove for kids and walking tracks through flora wetlands and pods.