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gladstone region

Embrace the Spirit of Gladstone


Gladstone is more than just a beautiful destination; it's a regional city with a unique community spirit. As competitors from around the globe converge on its shores, they'll find themselves embraced by the friendly atmosphere and the genuine hospitality of Gladstone locals. Sailors and visitors alike, you'll be welcomed with open arms into the close-knit sailing community, making this championship an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.


Not far from the sailing venue is the magnificent Gladstone waterfront consisting of the East Shores Precinct and Marina Parklands provided by Gladstone Ports Corporation, including a water park, free BBQs, waterfront restaurants, an outdoor cinema and plenty of green space. Delight in our local cuisine, infused with fresh seafood and regional flavours, and discover the rich cultural heritage of the area. Gladstone promises to be a destination that leaves a lasting impression on your heart and soul.

Come for the racing, stay for a holiday!


Yes, it's a long way to come - we get that, but this is Australia, the land down under - so before or after the Championships, we encourage you to extend your stay, savour the delights of Gladstone and the region, and let this be a Championship/Holiday experience of a lifetime.


Dive into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, a world-renowned marvel of marine biodiversity that promises snorkelling and diving adventures like no other. Embark on a journey to the nearby pristine islands of Heron Island and Wilson Island, where you can bask in a secluded paradise and witness stunning marine life up close. 


For nature enthusiasts, Gladstone offers access to stunning national parks with diverse landscapes, perfect for hiking, birdwatching, and connecting with the great outdoors. 

Be captivated by the charm of Agnes Water and 1770, where you can indulge in surf adventures, explore historical sites and immerse yourself in a laid-back coastal vibe.

From thrilling water sports to serene moments in nature, the Gladstone Region has it all, making it an ideal destination to acclimatise before the racing starts - or unwind, celebrate your achievements and create lasting memories beyond the championships. 

Discover the Gladstone Region

No one knows more about the wonders of the Gladstone Region than the highly acclaimed Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL), a not-for-profit, membership based organisation that was originally founded in 1983. 

We're pretty good at singing the regions benefits, but let's not re-create the wheel here... check out what the Gladstone Region is all about through GAPDL's wonderful website.

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