Two communities named “Gladstone” draw visitors in Australia. Although these towns occupy very different environments, each enjoys proximity to beautiful coastal beaches and expansive sea vistas. Tourists must travel to visit gaming establishments in the vicinity.
The bustling mining port city of Gladstone in Queensland savours a warm humid subtropical climate. Located 340 miles north of Brisbane by road, the population easily accesses miles of lovely beaches along Boyne Island and Tannum Sands only a short distance from town. Just 25 km south, lovely Lake Awoonga attracts birdwatchers. The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum in Old Town Hall brings visitors, also.
For casino entertainment, the closest licensed land-based casino lies in the large City of Brisbane, several hundred miles to the south. Treasury Casino and Hotel opened there in 1995. This elegant casino and hotel complex offers poker, plus many different types of gaming machines, in addition to fine dining opportunities.
Tiny Gladstone, Tasmania sits in the northeastern part of the Island of Tasmania south of the Australian mainland. Once renowned as a center for gold mining, the area still attracts many rock hunting enthusiasts. Gladstone remains a quiet village some 70 miles northeast of the coastal town of Launceston. Tourists in Gladstone search for valuable rocks, comb nearby beaches or spend time on day excursions visiting Tasmania's Mt. William National Park, a wildlife haven.
People staying in Gladstone travel to Launceston to participate in events at the Country Club Casino. The resort casino provides some gaming activities and a beautiful golf course. It sometimes sponsors events. Visitors seeking full-time casino activity journey 322 km south to the southern port city of Hobart, where the large land-based Wrest Point hotel and casino furnishes numerous table games and pokies. It opened in 1973.