Gladstone Attractions | In the Area | Rydges Gladstone Hotel

Things to Do

Our Gladstone accommodation puts guests in the heart of the action.

Vacation in our Gladstone hotel accommodation and enjoy proximity to the area’s most popular attractions and a host of upcoming local events.

Our location just steps away from Gladstone Harbour puts guests near the Great Barrier Reef, Deepwater National Park, Heron Island and Agnes Waters and of course the world renowned stunning 1770.

Discover the wondrous beauty of the Great Barrier Reef while scuba diving to get a firsthand view of its stunning coral configurations and abundant aquatic life. Gladstone Harbour offers excellent opportunities for snorkeling, swimming and sunning, and Heron Island boasts stunning ocean views and balmy beach breezes. Feel like fishing? Gladstone has some of the best fresh seafood around, and it's only a 5 minute journey to drop a line!

Our Gladstone hotel is also convenient to popular retail hotspot Stockland Shopping Centre. Guests enjoy scouring the racks at their favourite outlets where they can choose from among 125 stores.

Gladstone Marina | Things to do | Rydges Gladstone

GPC's Gladstone Marina offers the boating fraternity a first class base from which to cruise the Capricorn and Bunker Reef Groups of the Great Barrier Reef waters. The Reef, situated 50km off Gladstone, contains 13 vegetated coral cays including Heron, Masthead, North West, Wilson, Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands.

Deepwater National Park | Things to do | Rydges Gladstone

This park protects sandy beaches, diverse coastal lowland vegetation and the catchment of near-pristine Deepwater Creek, one of Queensland's few remaining undisturbed coastal freshwater streams.

Heron Island | Things to do | Rydges Gladstone

Heron Island is an amazing tropical holiday destination. 2 hours by boat from Gladstone, Heron Island is located in its own coral cay deep in the Great Barrier Reef. Listed as a Marine National Park the island is surrounded coral, teeming with fish life. Beautiful white sandy beaches circle most of Heron, with crystal clear water beyond that, but it's the local wildlife that visitors come for from around the world. Swim or scuba dive, looking for Green and Loggerhead turtles and many other reef fish. The amount of bird life is truly amazing with birds like Black Noddies, Mutton Birds, Reef Herons, Ruddy Turn-stones, Eastern Golden Plovers and Wedge-tail Shearwaters just to name a few to visit the island. Humpback whales are a favourite with the tourists when they are active between June and October.

Agnes Waters

The beaches are still unspoilt and the water is fabulous.

The range of things to see and to do is extensive, fishing, 4WDriving, yachting, surfing, swimming, sailing, diving, bushwalking, birdwatching you can even learn to fly. You are sure to find something that you love.