Cruise around the Capricorn and Bunker Reef colonies of the Great Barrier Reef from Gladstone Marina. Located minutes from the Gladstone city centre this is a must for all sailing enthusiasts. Gladstone hotels in Australia cater to varied tastes, however if its sheer comforts and modern conveniences you crave do consider the Oaks Grand Gladstone.
This modern apartment style hotel complex in Gladstone is centrally placed within the Gladstone CBD on convenient Goondoon Street. Favoured by business and leisure travellers the self-contained apartment hotel offers a swimming pool, excellent dining options at the many on-site bars and restaurants, together with gaming facilities. Australia’s popular Ribs and Rumps restaurant chain is located at this hotel. Accommodation comprises of 144 well-appointed one bedroom apartments, equipped with contemporary kitchenette, lounge and dining areas, TV and if requested private balconies that offer varied views of the surrounding landscape. Business guests are well looked after with a well-equipped business centre and secretarial services while the private gym is ideal for working off those gourmet meals. This Oaks hotel is well placed from central attractions such as the Gladstone Yacht Club, Gladstone Gallery, shops, boutiques and popular restaurants.
The Gladstone Marina is popular as a class-1 base for exploring the popular reefs of the Great Barrier. The reef is just 50kms from Gladstone; here you are treated to 13 coral cays that incorporate Heron, Masthead, Wilson, North-Head, Lady Musgrave and the gorgeous Lady Elliot Islands.
Designed by renowned Pacific Marina the Gladstone floating marina uses concrete covered pontoons, the marina boasts plenty of space and safe mooring that is known to withstand the harshest of weather conditions.
When you book a berth here enjoy 240V power together with plenty of fresh water facilities while backtracking is not necessary here since the marina very conveniently offers the boating fraternity a choice of 3 varied entry points.
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