A jewel on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone is the perfect place to begin exploring this magical region. Whether you enjoy island hopping to spot turtles and tropical fish, go snorkelling in pristine waters, surf Queensland’s most northern surf break or head inland to explore Kroombit National Park, Gladstone will delight you at every turn.View our Gladstone travel guide
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Visiting from Adelaide to Gladstone
Adelaide to Gladstone
The approximate flight time for flights from Adelaide to Gladstone is 4 hours and 5 minutes.
When to visit
If you plan to spend your holiday on and in the water, Gladstone offers a many ways to dive right in. The best time to visit is during turtle season, which occurs from November till March. The average temperatures from January to March is 23 to 31 degrees. The perfect time for snorkelling or surfing Queensland’s most northern surf break. Winter is from May to August with an average temperature below 24 degrees.
What is the main airport called?
Gladstone Airport (GLT).Opens in a new tab or window It is an airport serving Gladstone, a city in the Australian state of Queensland. It is located in the suburb of Clinton, about 10 km from the town's centre, off Aerodrome Road.
Arriving in Gladstone
When your flight arrives at Gladstone you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Gladstone Airport ready to get your break off to a great start.
Getting into Gladstone from Gladstone Airport
Gladstone Airport is located seven kilometres from the CBD, approximately ten minutes drive by car. Taxis, hire cars, rideshare are all available at the terminal and the public Buslink 502 service departs outside the departures area.
Getting around Gladstone
Blue and White Taxis and Buslink buses operate in and around Gladstone. The Southern Great Barrier Reef can be reached by charter boat, or by booking a tour or scenic flight. The best way to explore the Discovery Coast is by hire car, but coach and train services also connect Gladstone to Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.
Fly from Adelaide
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Adelaide, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Adelaide AirportOpens in a new tab or window. Located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL) is Australia's fifth busiest airport.
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