The Gladstone Region is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Its stunning locations include access to Great Barrier Reef islands and lagoons, including Heron, Lady Musgrave, North West and Wilson, among others. The region is famous for fishing and boating.
What is the main industry in Gladstone?
Major industry in Gladstone is supported by the regions thriving and world-class engineering, construction and manufacturing sectors while the regions traditional agricultural base in cattle farming and horticultural production, continues to underpin the Gladstone Regions economic base.
Why is Gladstone named Gladstone?
Originally settled in 1847 as a colony by the New South Wales government, it was abandoned in 1848 but was resettled by squatters in 1853. It was named for the British chancellor of the Exchequer (later prime minister) William Ewart Gladstone and became a municipality in 1863.
What is it like living in Gladstone Qld?
Gladstone on the Central Qld coast has a beautiful harbour with fishing and boating being some of its attractions.It is a great place to raise a family and with the abundance of industry also offers great work opportunities. Shopping is OK but not great. Sporting facilities are good and improving all the time.