Best Places for Backpackers in Gladstone, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Gladstone, Australia.

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Top 3 hostels in Gladstone, Australia.

These are the 3 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Gladstone, Australia.

Aaron Motel

100 /100

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Aaron Motel

Aaron Motel is centrally located 500 meters off the main streets ensuring a quiet night’s sleep. Within a 2 – 5 minute drive, Gladstone Public hospital, Mercy Private hospital, CBD, Museum Art Gallery, Yacht Club, Gladstone airport. All rooms have their own balcony, reverse cycle air conditioning,...
Aaron Motel is a hotel in Gladstone. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Gladstone Backpackers

85 /100

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Gladstone Backpackers

Experience the real Australia at Gladstone backpackers! Located off the beaten path midway between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach, Gladstone offers the unique blend of country, coast, entertainment, and shopping. We are the perfect place to take a travel break or go adventuring like a true local to...
Gladstone Backpackers is a hostel in Gladstone. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Comfort Inn Parkland Resort

83 /100

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Comfort Inn Parkland Resort

Nestled into the countryside of Calliope, Central Queensland on the corner of the Bruce and Dawson Highways, the Comfort Inn Parklands Calliope sits among lush country gardens, featuring a perfect combination of period charm and contemporary style architecture. Guests can choose from superior or twi...
Comfort Inn Parkland Resort is a hotel in Gladstone. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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Things to see and do while backpacking in Gladstone, Australia.

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Spotlight Evening Tour

Not available the last time we visited (took all our visitors there when we lived in Gladstone as it was only a 90 minute drive and made a great day trip as well as visiting with our homeschool group) are the new spotlight tours where you can let the team host your next work, Christmas or birthday party. Tours are 3 to 6 hours long, include a 3 to 5 course meal, fully guided farm ‘torchlight tour’ and hands on experience with a 1 to 3 year old crocodile all included. Minimum number required of 20 people per booking so get some friends or colleagues together and enjoy all that the Koorana Crocodile Farm experience has to offer.

Samantha Sullivan

Getting there

In order to get to Heron Island, you need to take a ferry from Gladstone which is located 442 kilometers north from Brisbane on the east coast. From Brisbane and other Queensland cities in driving distance you can get there by Greyhound Australia, or if you are located another place in Australia or want to spare some time you can get some pretty good deals on domestic travel with Virgin Australia.  Once in Gladstone you have can either get there by ferry with prices from 60 AUD  one-way, or you can get there by a seaplane which will take you there with prices from 338 AUD one-way. If you want a very special experience, you also have the opportunity of getting their with a helicopter. This way of transport is expensive but gives you an amazing view as you fly across the Great Barrier Reef. Prices with helicopter can take you there from 395 AUD one-way.

Jonas Skaaning

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