The Port of Gladstone lies on Australia’s northeastern shores on an inlet of the Coral Sea. Tourists flock there to experience the famous Great Barrier Reef. In the state of Queensland, Australia, about 525 kilometers northwest of Brisbane, the Port of Gladstone is in the heart of cattle and dairy country. It has an excellent deep natural harbor that is protected to the north by Curtis Island and to the east by Facing Island. During World War II, Allied convoys gathered there. In 2006, over 29 thousand people called the Port of Gladstone home.