Best Things to Do in Gladstone for Summer 2020

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 Oct 15th 2020 9:09am

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Looking to escape this summer? Head to Gladstone on the Queensland coast! Gladstone is a vibrant maritime city offering plenty to do when summer comes around, from world-class dining with a view of the marina to hopping on a ferry to Curtis Island: a breath-taking world of adventure just 30km off the coast.

Here at Central Studio Accommodation, we offer the perfect break in the heart of Gladstone City, close to everything Gladstone has to offer with a choice of cheap accommodation Gladstone studio apartments for couples, solo travellers and small families - modern, spacious and self-contained.

Book directly with us to save, then start looking forward to these exciting things to do!

Spinnaker Park

The best spot to wind down in Gladstone, Spinnaker Park is unique in the fact that it offers stunning ocean and marina views on either side with wide-open grassy expanses and quiet picnic areas for both relaxation and recreation.

This relatively new park is worth strolling for its various vantage points, where you can also find Spinnaker Park Cafe as well as a cove-like sandy beach that’s perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

Gladstone Dining

Dine al fresco in Gladstone - summer offers the ideal opportunity to explore Gladstone’s best restaurants and cafés, many of which lie close to Gladstone Marina with sparkling views across the water.

Just a few notable Gladstone restaurants and cafes include Rocksalt Bar & Restaurant and Lightbox Espresso and in the CBD, Gladstone Yacht Club and The Dock East Shores on the waterfront as well as the famous Outlook Cafe, located on Auckland Hill.

Gladstone Aquatic Centre

Beat the summer heat by swimming! Gladstone Aquatic Centre is a fantastic swimming attraction in the CBD boasting large indoor and outdoor pools, an aquatic “Splash Zone” for families and kids and an onsite café for winding down.

Gladstone Aquatic Centre is COVID Safe, with The Splash Zone and toddler pool open from October 24!

Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands, just a 25-minute drive south of Gladstone, is a picturesque beachside town that’s not to be ignored if you’re craving sand, sea and surf this summer.

Tannum Sands Beach features pristine sand and a relaxed laid-back feel, ideal for recreational swimming, sunbathing and surfing with beautiful ocean views towards Facing Island. Millennium Esplanade, a short walk from the beach, offers a wide choice of restaurants and cafés that are worth exploring after enjoying a few hours on the beach.

Curtis Island

Unspoilt beaches, sand dunes, rainforest wildlife and more, Curtis Island is a breath-taking island paradise just off the coast of Gladstone that won’t disappoint if you’re seeking an adventure this summer.

Explore or relax - unmissable activities on Curtis Island include surfing, swimming, fishing, bushwalking, wildlife spotting, four-wheel driving and more, offering something for everyone and an overall experience that’s sure to last a lifetime.

If Curtis Island is one of the things you want to do in Gladstone, direct ferries depart regularly from Gladstone Marina - only a 5-minute drive from our Gladstone central apartments at Central Studios!

Get ready to enjoy all the above this summer by booking with us - view our full accommodation range and cheapest available rates now at Gladstone Accommodation.

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