Flights from Sydney to Gladstone

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Gladstone Guide

Tips for First-Time Travellers to Gladstone

View Gladstone from above at Mount Larcom

After arriving on flights Sydney to Gladstone, you’ll be able to spot the impressive Mount Larcom from vantage points all around the city. The mountain is located a short distance from the CBD and takes about two hours to hike. From the top, you’ll have an unparalleled view over the city, rural surrounds, and some islands of the Great Barrier Reef.


Take a day trip from the city

Gladstone is perfectly located within convenientn reach of some gorgeous landscapes and attractions. When you have cheap flights to Gladstone from Sydney, plan a day trip or two out of the city to experience another side to the region. Great day trips to enjoy when you have Sydney to Gladstone flights are to Heron Island, Lady Musgrave Island, and the town of Seventeen Seventy.


Plan your flights Sydney to Gladstone for certain months to see turtles and whales

If your Sydney to Gladstone flights are between January and March, take up the opportunity to see baby turtles hatching on Heron Island. If you’re hoping to go whale watching after your cheap flights Sydney to Gladstone, book your trip between July and September.



Travelling with Children

Koorana Crocodile Farm

If you and the kids are fascinated by crocodiles and reptiles, take a trip to the Koorana Crocodile Farm when you have tickets to Gladstone from Sydney. Koorana Crocodile Farm runs a conservation programme for crocodiles and aims to educate the public about these prehistoric animals. While visiting after your cheap flights Sydney to Gladstone, you can see thousands of crocodiles as they go about their daily routine. Brave visitors can even hold a baby croc. If you book your flights Sydney to Gladstone in March or April, you’ll also have a good chance of seeing baby crocodiles hatch.


Calliope River Historical Village

Calliope River Historical Village is a unique attraction that you can visit after your Sydney to Gladstone flights. The village is made up of buildings and a railway that were built in the 1930s and 1940s. This open-air museum offers a look into what the Gladstone area was like during the early part of the 20th century. In addition to walking through the village after your Sydney to Gladstone flights, you can also browse the village markets which are held on several dates throughout the year.


East Shores Precinct

If you’re looking for some family fun right in the city centre, the East Shores Precinct is the place to go after your cheap flights to Gladstone from Sydney. The East Shores is a park that is popular for picnics, barbecues, and waterfront views. There is also a children’s play area with a playground and miniature water park that’s perfect for cooling off from the hot Gladstone sun.



The Cost of Visiting

Once you have your flights Sydney to Gladstone booked, finding a hotel is your next step. A variety of Gladstone hotels and motels are available to book through Webjet with an average cost of about $100 AUD per night. You will likely want to reserve a rental car as well to explore the Gladstone area. For extra convenience, you can book a rental car through Webjet when purchasing your flights. They are available to pick up from Gladstone Airport (GLT) with daily rates starting at about $40 AUD.

Entertainment costs will likely make up a good portion of your budget after your Sydney to Gladstone flights. Meals at a cafe or casual restaurant will cost you about $15 AUD, while a cappuccino costs about $5 AUD and a beer averages about $8 AUD. A major draw for visitors with Sydney to Gladstone return flights is to experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Prices of reef tours vary by tour operator, but you can expect a price of about $200 AUD per person for a day trip out on the reef.



How Much Time to Spend in Gladstone

As a small and compact city, Gladstone is a great destination for a long weekend getaway. Book cheap flights Sydney to Gladstone for about three days to allow time to explore the city centre and spend a day exploring the nearby islands or national parks. To experience the Gladstone area to the fullest, plan your cheap flights to Gladstone from Sydney for about five days, allowing for multiple day trips around the region.