Why not visit one of Rockhampton’s gardens or parks? Stretching over a kilometre, the Kershaw Gardens are on the north side of town and are a great place to go for a walk and relax.
The heritage route in Rockhampton is another way to see the city. This historic walking track includes a trip down Quay Street and to the Rockhampton Historic Society where they have an impressive collection of local books and memorabilia.
There’s a thriving cultural and arts scene in Rockhampton with several galleries and museums located throughout the city. The Rockhampton Art Gallery and the Dream Time Cultural Centre are the most popular of these.
Rockhampton is also the biggest shopping district in Queensland between Maroochydore and Townsville. Containing over 190 specialty, Stockland Rockhampton is the biggest in the area and for the shopping enthusiast is worth a look.
Rockhampton is also popular as a gateway to the Capricorn Coast.
This 150 kilometre coastal strip whose boundaries are generally referred to as Rockhampton in the west, Keppel Bay to the east, the Fitzroy River in the south and Shoalwater Bay in the north; is an assortment of National Parks, unspoilt coastlines and unique towns and villages scattered up and down the coast.
The Capricorn Coast is centred around the township of Yeppoon but its most popular attraction would be offshore at Great Keppel Island.
Most of the restaurants and old pubs located around George Street/Bruce Hwy serve great contemporary Australian cuisine but if you’re after an unforgettable dining experience then you have to try The Great Western Hotel.
The Great Western Hotel was first licensed in 1878 and has been the place to unwind for many generations since. Featuring an award wining steakhouse, four bars, gaming saloon and the largest undercover entertainment venue in regional Queensland, the Great Western Hotel is the perfect place to try some local beef, enjoy a cold beverage and if you’re there on a Wednesday or Friday night; try your hand at Bull riding.
Accommodation in Rockhampton is limited. There is a chain hotel the Travelodge Rockhampton available, and other smaller privately run hotels.