Gladstone Cruise Port

Port of Gladstone: An Overview

As the gateway town to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland's Gladstone is a favourite with visitors who love the life aquatic. It's a cinch to visit the natural wonder of the reef from Gladstone, with fewer crowds and direct access from the shore enhancing the unforgettable experience. Most visitors rate this as the highlight of their cruise, whether they swim, snorkel or scuba dive.

Daytrips from Gladstone to Heron Island and Lady Musgrave Island give a tantalising taste of what makes Queensland's tropical islands so special, with castaway fantasies served up with plenty of gourmet food and wine.

If you're staying close to port, a range of dining and entertainment options is on offer around the foreshore precinct.

--By Kristie Kellahan, Cruise Critic contributor

  • Gladstone: Pacific Jewel
    The tour got cancelled due to the late arrival. We were very sad as we loved to see this great beach. Gladstone was a big boring as we are no shoppers. ... Read more
  • Gladstone: Pacific Eden
    The excursion were way too expensive... Most of the shops close to the ship were closed except one coffee shop.. oh and they had some markets open near the ship.. that was it.. a dump. ... Read more