Sitting just in from the coast on the banks of the beautiful Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is so much more than just the beef cattle capital of Australia. Relaxed and charming, Rockhampton offers a holiday with a difference.
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It’s time to Explore Rockhampton!
From frontier town to bustling river port and gold rush city, Rockhampton’s is a regional city full of heritage and history with one of Queensland's longest National Trust heritage-listed streets alongside the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) to explore whilst on Darumbal Country.
If Arts and culture are more your scene, all year round, Rockhampton buzzes with music events, exhibitions, theatre, concerts and festivals. The brand new Rockhampton Museum of Art is arguably the finest in regional Queensland, and the Pilbeam Theatre hosts a range of performances year round including international ballet companies and operas.
It's not surprising given its title as the beef capital of Australia that Rockhampton loves cattle. So much so, in fact, that you’ll spot their famous bull statues dotted through the town, representing the bovine breeds for which the area is best known. Why not stop by for a selfie with the kids?
Explore the beautiful Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and meet the Meerkat family at the free Rockhampton Zoo. Spend hours at the Kershaw Gardens Playground and Water Play area or at the recently revitalised Riverside Precinct with arts, culture, playgrounds and dining.
Rockhampton has it all with a year-round climate to please, including world-class mountain bike trails, trophy Barramundi to be caught right in the heart of town, full-bull adventures, 4WD'ing, treetop boardwalks, visiting cheeky animals at the Zoo, exploring ancient caves, bushwalks and hikes, farm stays, indigenous experiences, events to rival those of Australia's big cities, a significant art collection that includes some of Australia's greats, heritage and history, breweries, bars and eateries all over town and daytrips to the Southern Great Barrier Reef... that's just a short list of what you can experience when you Explore Rockhampton.