Feb 13th 2019 11:16am
The school holiday is on the horizon and there isn’t a better way to take advantage of the free time than with an exciting family holiday to the coast.
Situated in picturesque Queensland and residing opposite the beauty of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone is both a relaxing and exciting holiday destination packed with plenty to explore and enjoy with the kids at your side. From quaint beaches and open parks to scenic lakes and islands, Gladstone is a world of adventure at every turn, and a fantastic choice of destination for families to call home over the upcoming school holiday.
Central Studio Accommodation, located at the heart of the Gladstone CBD, is where you’ll find everything you need to relax as you take in the best that Gladstone has to offer. Our motel-style Gladstone accommodation comprises of affordable yet stylish studios featuring all the necessary amenities, as well as enough spaciousness to accommodate you and your family on your Gladstone holiday.
There isn’t a better time to visit Gladstone than over the school holiday in April, where you’ll enjoy ideal weather conditions and enough time to soak up everything wonderful about Gladstone.
By booking with us, here are just a few of the exciting things you can take advantage of with our unbeatable location in central Gladstone.
Within a 25-minute drive from our affordable self-contained studios, Tannum Sands offers an intimate surfing beach ideal for soaking up the sun from morning to afternoon. This sandy paradise sets itself apart with its relaxed waves, grassy areas and the fantastic views that look towards Facing Island, offering the perfect atmosphere for enjoying a picnic, taking a stroll, or family bonding in the ocean.
You can be sure the hours will pass quickly on Tannum Sands Beach, and when you’ve had enough, there’s more to explore in the local area. Millennium Esplanade - which is just a short walk from the beach - is well worth discovering, and has a variety of eateries to visit after you’ve worked up an appetite. If you have time on the way back to your accommodation, stop at Boyne Island for a sunset stroll beside the lake.
Lake Awoonga can be reached within a short drive south from Central Studio Accommodation, and it’s another scenic location that begs to be visited in Gladstone, Queensland.
This popular tourist spot boasts relaxing grassy spots next to an open, recreational lake surrounded in tropical flora and distant hills, offering a prime location for lakeside picnics as well as the opportunity to kayak and fish. Kayaks can be rented from the 24-hour boat ramp, and swimming is permitted at the lake’s shores. If you love to fish, Lake Awoonga is a top fishing location well known for its diverse variety of fish, including the barramundi, eastern rainbowfish, eeltail catfish, gudgeon and many more.
While you’re there, make sure to take a stroll around the lake where, as well as the chance to enjoy fantastic views across the water, you’ll be treated to sights of fauna in the surrounding rainforest. Lake Awoonga is home to more than 200 species of bird as well as a number of reptiles and friendly mammals such as wallabies, greater gliders and possums. It’s a great opportunity to get your camera out as well as observe the local wildlife in their natural habitat.
Add even more excitement and adventure to your holiday in Gladstone by exploring the tropical islands that lie just off the coast. Both Facing Island and Curtis Island are packed with fun locations to discover and activities for the whole family, and they can be yours to enjoy by just booking a boat tour from our convenient location in the CBD.
Facing Island, which is visible from the coast, has enough bushland and unspoilt beaches to keep you busy for the whole day. Activities include 4WD and bushwalking, as well as fishing, surfing or just lazing around on the sand away from the rest of the world. Curtis Island, just north from Facing Island, is much larger with even more ways to get adventurous. Discover secret beaches and fascinating wildlife of all kinds, and if you happen to visit at the right time, Turtle Beach offers the unforgettable experience of getting up close and personal with Australian flatback sea turtles.
Gladstone’s central location in Queensland provides holidaymakers a taste of the Southern Great Barrier Reef with a handful of tempting coral reef spots to snorkel or dive at.
By just booking a boat tour from the Gladstone CBD, the Southern Great Barrier Reef is yours in all its glory. See what lies beneath the ocean at Heron Reef, then make a stop at Heron Island for a 360-degree stroll around the island’s white beaches. Continue your Southern Great Barrier Reef experience at Fitzroy Reef, Llewellyn Reef, Lady Musgrave Reef and more - all of which guarantee to take your breath away, no matter whether you decide to take it all in from the side of the boat or see it firsthand in snorkelling and diving gear.
As you explore Tannum Sands, Lake Awoonga, and the surrounding reefs and islands, our Family Studio guarantees your comfort from the moment you arrive. Ideal for up to four guests with an inviting Queen-sized bed, one single bed and one trundle bed, this cosy yet fully self-contained studio is your family’s perfect stay in Gladstone for a price that will leave you with more than enough to head out and savour Gladstone in its entirety.
Our Family Studio offers a kitchenette for your convenience, free Foxtel and WiFi access, and state-of-the-art reverse-cycle air-conditioning for staying cool at all times. Enjoy the modern ensuite bathroom, as well as easy access to the sunny outdoors through a large sliding door.
For an unforgettable escape over the April school holiday, visit Gladstone with our cheap accommodation Gladstone at Central Studio Accommodation.
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