More about Gladstone
Why go to Gladstone?
Easy access to swimming, snorkelling and diving on the southern Great Barrier Reef
There's not much to see in the town except for the portside markets
This scenic but less frequented port is a favourite among visitors to the region
Gladstone Cruise Port Facilities?
Cruise ships dock at the Auckland Point Terminal facility at Auckland Inlet in Gladstone.
Good to Know?
The Feast on East Market is held on cruise days and showcases local art, food, clothing and handicrafts. Live music and free children's activities are also organised to enhance the lively ambience.
By Foot: It is a 200-metre walk from the cruise terminal to the East Shores Precinct and a further 10 minutes into the town centre.
By Taxi: Taxis will be available at the cruise terminal.
By Bus: A shuttle service operates from the cruise terminal to the city centre.
By Car: Driving is on the left, and the area's roads are well maintained. Car rental agencies give good value for three to five people. Try Budget (18 Neil Street) or Network (125 Goondoon Street).
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Currency is the Australian dollar. Money can be exchanged at banks and bureaus, and ATMs are easily accessible all over the city. While credit cards are widely accepted in Gladstone, cash is often preferred at the local markets. There are limited banking facilities outside Gladstone, and some businesses do not have EFTPOS or credit card facilities. Check xe.com for the latest exchange rates.
English is spoken with a variety of Australian accents and often with lots of abbreviations and colloquial expressions.