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Getting to Gladstone


Gladstone is more than just a beautiful destination; it's a regional city that exudes a unique community spirit just below the Tropic of Capricorn.

When planning your trip, especially for our international visitors, you need to know some logistics and this page is going to help with ideas, directions, connections and some important do's and don'ts.


Yes... it's a long way to come, and unless you're going to swim, we'd suggest flying.
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is the nearest International Airport to Gladstone, so we'd suggest landing there - that's your first leg.

Now, the next leg is a little more interesting.

You can fly...
Gladstone is 50min by plane from Brisbane, landing pretty regularly, about 4-5 times per day. There are two main services, being Qantas and Virgin Australia


You can drive...
If you have some time and want to experience a bit of Queensland on the way up to the Champs, you could drive. There are many hire car options and from Brisbane it's 6 to 7 hours by road.
(Fun Fact: 6 hours north of Brisbane is not even a quarter the way up the Queensland Coastline!)

Having a hire car in Gladstone gives you transport options, however, we will also be looking at group transport closer to the event.

The 2024 World IOM Championships preferred Hire Car Supporter is to be confirmed in due course.

Take the Train...
Queensland Rail  service from Brisbane is also 6 hours and there are sleeper compartments or general.



Get ready for an unforgettable experience! We are excited to announce exclusive accommodation deals for competitors, volunteers, and visitors. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of Mantra Gladstone and The Gladstone Hotel, specially negotiated for this event.

Take advantage of these fantastic offers by booking early. This offer is limited and operates on a 'first come, first served' basis.  Secure your stay and make the most of your time in Gladstone before, during and after the championships.  

Come for the racing, stay for a holiday!

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