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The port town of Gladstone is located in Queensland, Australia. A modern east coast city home to the fourth largest coal exporting terminal in the world, Gladstone is where most of central Queensland’s mineral and agricultural produce sails from the deep-water harbour. The city itself is nestled in hills with lovely views over the harbour and the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Holidaymakers enjoy surfing, fishing and swimming here.

Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details

  • South African passport holders travelling to Gladstone do require a Visa for Australia. Make sure that your SA passport is valid for 6 months from your return and that there are at least 2 free pages available for stamps.
  • The closest SA embassy to Gladstone is the South African Embassy in Brisbane: Level 38, Central Plaza I, Corner Queen and Creek Streets, Brisbane QLD 4000. Phone: + 61 7 3258 6677. Email:

See and do

Your Gladstone sightseeing schedule should include the Regional Art Gallery and Museum with its displays of local and regional art, the Maritime Museum that tells the story of the city’s port history and Tondoon Botanic Gardens, with its pretty lake and displays of plantlife from the region.
Further afield you can visit Capricornia Cays National Park, located between 60 and 100km offshore. This park protects the nine coral islands and cays that form the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. These islands are nesting sites for loggerhead turtles and seabirds and really are worth exploring on a trip to Gladstone.

Gladstone Airport – GLT

Gladstone Airport is located about 10km from the centre of the city. Buses operate between the town centre and the airport, but are only operational from Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm. Taxis are also available, as are rental cars.
Airport Hotels: None at the airport. Nearby: Apartments G60, Gladstone City Central Apartment Hotel, Gladstone Palms Motor Inn, Mercure Gladstone, Quest Gladstone.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty.
Airport Hub: Gladstone International Airport (code GLT) is a focus city for Qantas Link and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines with nonstop flights to/from Brisbane.

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