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 corner.View our Gladstone travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Gladstone (GLT)
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Melbourne (MEL) to Gladstone (GLT)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Gladstone
Melbourne to Gladstone flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Gladstone is 3 hours and 50 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 external site in a new 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 Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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