The Hotel: Rydges Gladstone
Sleek and contemporary, the four-star Rydges Gladstone sits in the centre of the city, just a five-minute stroll away from Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum and Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre. Foodies can savour local delicacies dressed as breakfast and dinner dishes, while leisure moments can be spent by the pool. The hotel makes for a convenient base for trips to Lady Musgrave Island, Fitzroy Lagoon, or Deepwater National Park.
Groupies retire to their air-conditioned rooms which feature signature Dream Beds for a good night’s sleep. The rooms also feature minibars with refreshments, fridges, hairdryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available. Guests can also take advantage of the room service. Thanks to the late check-out, travellers can get back to reality at a slower pace.
- Bed size/type: Queen or twin bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
The Area: Gladstone
Nestled between Calliope and Boyne Rivers, the city of Gladstone, home to the region’s largest port, takes pride in numerous water and marine activities. Travellers can explore numerous cafes and restaurant for various dining opportunities, visit the Gladstone Harbour with its marina parklands or climb up Auckland Hill or Round Hill to indulge in the scenic views of the city, harbour and nearby islands.
Situated just a short drive away, Boyne Island and Tannum Sands tempt travellers with pristine beaches and the Millennium Esplanade and its barbecue options and walking paths, while located 25km away Lake Awoonga is famous for its wildlife, over 225 bird species and fishing opportunities.