CRUISE ARRIVES: Everything you need to know

Gladstone's exciting new cruise industry started on Thursday, March 10 with the arrival of the Pacific Dawn, bringing more than 2000 passengers to our region.

Two cruise ships have now docked at Auckland Inlet with the second ship having visited on Sunday, March 20.

There are another five cruise ship visits planned for this year and a further 10 in 2017.

The next P&O cruise ship arrives in Gladstone today, Thursday, May 12. 

It berths at GPC's Auckland Point terminal.

What's on

Feast on East Markets: Parking for the markets is available at the newly designed car park at the yacht club end of East Shores. For more information, visit here.

Tai Chi Qigong: Free class on Thursday from 10am at the East Shores precinct, compliments of GAPDL. No previous experience is necessary. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

What are the restricted areas?

Flinders Parade is closed to the public from the point depicted in the map below to the East Shores car park at the Auckland Point Terminal end of the precinct. Members of the community are not authorised to enter the Auckland Point Terminal at any time.

Restricted areas.
Restricted areas.

 

Where are the best locations to view the cruise ship?

Spinnaker Park: This is a great vantage point from which to view the cruise ship. Take a walk along the walking trails and look back towards Auckland Inlet.

Other locations that will provide the best views on the day: Gladstone Marina Parklands, the East Shores Precinct, and Auckland Hill Lookout.

When is the next cruise ship coming to Gladstone?

  • Thursday, May 12: 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday, June 28: 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday, August 9: 7am-4pm
  • Tuesday, October 25: 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday, December 20: 10am-8pm


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