Welcome to Gladstone

Welcome to Gladstone

Nestled in the Rocky River Valley at the southern end of the beautiful Flinders Ranges in South Australia‚ is the town of Gladstone.

The township of Gladstone, situated 209 kms north of Adelaide, was named after one of the British Empire’s most illustrious statesmen, The Right Honorable William Ewart Gladstone.The town’s rich heritage is an interesting mix of farming, railways, military and the famous historic Gladstone Gaol. Once a major railway junction in the mid-north, it is now the location of the largest inland grain receival facility in Australia.

A walk around the town provides much of this fascinating past.  Self-guided walking tours are available to visitors.  Information is available at the Southern Flinders Discovery Centre.

The small but shady Tresylva Park provides electric barbecues, a large lawn covered area, public and disabled toilets, playground and ample parking.  There’s plenty of room to walk the dog or stretch your legs too.  Gladstone Street has public and disabled toilets and now offers long vehicle parking facilities plus a BBQ, seating & tables, a large lawn area and a new children’s playground.  Eat out but under cover in the street shelters.

Check out the Soldier’s Memorial area in the main street. 

A friendly, peaceful town, Gladstone is a great place to live or to visit.  Take time to know the community.  Stay a while in accommodation with friends or family, the Caravan Park, Commercial Hotel, Conyngham Cottage or Gladstone Gaol Complex.

Railway History

Display of railway history

Learn about our railway history in the Three Gauges Park…opposite IGA.

Soldiers Memorial

Fountain with palm tree and gun display building

The fountain in the Gladstone main street is a replica of the original memorial fountain  in Tresylva Park.  View the WW2 Howitzer Gun Shelter with other memorabilia & the Soldiers Mural on the southern wall of the toilets. This was painted by four Gladstone High School Students.

Facilities

Gladstone provides all facilities needed on a day-to-day basis.  This includes a 7-day supermarket and service station,  6-day café, 5½-day garage‚ medical, banking and postal facilities, primary schools, and high school