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Get back to nature in this outdoor wonderland in the heart of the Southern Great Barrier Reef – from the reef to the beach, from the hinterland and countryside to some of the greatest fishing spots, there’s a lot to discover in the Gladstone Region.

Secluded coral cays are literally at your doorstep. Soak up the secluded beauty as you snorkel the crystal clear waters.

The reef might be the number one attraction, but right behind that is the postcard perfect seaside communities of Agnes Water and Town of 1770.

The villages are untouched, pure and exciting and are home to a bright pink amphibious craft to access and explore the National Parks, restored lighthouse and pristine waterways.

You’ll be welcomed at the Port of Gladstone by cheerful volunteers before you wander through the Feast on East markets along the foreshore. 

The Southern Great Barrier Reef is Queensland’s best kept holiday secret!

Highlights of Gladstone

Tour to beautiful Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770

Experience a turtle rookery up close at Qouin Island

Wander through the Feast on East markets

Enjoy the tropical climate in the Southern Great Barrier

Working Hours

Australian Border Force Officers 24 hours
Quarantine Officials 24 hours
Immigration Officials 24 hours

Australian Border Force


Passenger Manifest Three copies at the first port of call with one copy to Immigration with the passengers card one copy to Customs and the third copy to remain on board the ship.
Embarking Passenger Manifest 3 copies - 1 to Customs 1 to Port 1 stays
Crew Manifest 2 - 1 at first port to Immigration 2nd stays.
Stores List 2 (Australian Border Force and Gladstone Ports Corporation)
ABF Declaration(Ship) 1 (Australian Border Force)
ABF Declaration(Crew)  2 (Australian Border Force)
Forms Comments  All forms listed above are produced at the first Australian port of call and then one copy of each form travels on board the ship to be produced at subsequent ports.
ABF Declaration(Passengers) One at first Australian port of call only.


Port Health

Health Declaration One (pratique) at First Australian port of call only


Maritime Information

Anchorage Multi-commodity port 525 kilometres north of Brisbane.  The port is just south of the Tropic of Capricorn at Latitude 23 49.61’S Longitude 151 34.6’E
Berth Auckland Point No 1 Berth Starboard side to wharf, 173 m berth length (238 m ship length) depth 11.3 m below LAT
Pilotage Compulsory Pilotage Area, Embark Pilot near fairway buoy, passage of 33 Km
Channel Depth 15.8 metres below LAT minimum depth in Auckland Channel
Tidal Variation 0.7 to 4.7 metres above LAT

Maximum arrival and departure drafts 11.3m

Shipping Agents:

Terminal Facilities 

Terminal Building Yes
Meet and Greet Facilities  Yes
Toilet Facilities Yes
Telephones No
Availability of Maps/Brochures Yes
Souvenir shopping Yes - within walking distance
Money Exchange No
Is US Dollar accepted  No 


Closest airport to pier Gladstone Aiport 
Distance to airport 15 minutes
Transport to airport Taxi, Ride share
Can passengers walk to town Yes
Drive time from pier to shuttle NA
Distance from pier to Town Centre    800 metres approx
Are shuttle buses necessary No
Availability of Taxis at pier Yes
Availability of Public Transport
at pier 
Other forms of trasnport at Pier Yes                                                   

Tour Buses

Distance from Ship to Tour Buses 300 metres approx.                          
What is the Normal Coach Capacity Varies 
Are Tour Buses Air Conditioned Yes
Are Refreshments Provided on Buses No
Are Cold Towels Provided on Buses No
Are Step Stools Provided on Buses No