Full Bull Adventures
Bull statues, steaks on the menu at every major pub, farm stays a 40 minute drive away, cattle trucks passing through town, and host to Australia’s national beef expo that is world recognised, Rockhampton is a city that has beef running through its veins.
Looking to beef up your stay? Take charge of your itinerary with our list of full-bull adventures in the Beef Capital of Australia.
Bull statue tour
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Image: Bull statue at Frank Forde Park
Jump in the car and discover Rockhampton’s wonderful world of bulls – pick up a bit of bull breed 101 and have some fun with Rocky’s beef industry icons. Whether you are seeking an insight into the city’s cultural identity or looking to learn more about the history of the region’s dominant pastoral industry, the Where’s the Beef? bull statue tour is a works burger upsized with special sauce!
Don’t forget to get your selfie with a bull statue! Share it by using the hashtag #explorerockhampton.
Prefer a bit more of a calm and collected stay with fresh air, open spaces and the smell of the bush? Check out one of these great farm stay's in the heart of Central Queensland, all within a 90 minute drive from Rockhampton.
Image: Farm Retreat. Image courtesy of Reichlyn Aguilar and Tourism and Events Queensland
Alkoomi Adventure Farm | Directions
A family owned and operated cattle farm offering visitors the chance to experience outback life with horseback riding, motorbiking or quad bike riding.
Myella Farm Stay | Directions
A small farm offering a more personal and relaxing farm stay. Horse riding, motorbike riding, 4WD farm tours, home cooking, campfires, animal feedings, cow milking and red dust are all on offer.
Henderson Park Farm Retreat | Directions
A fifth generation, family owned commercial beef cattle property that also offers a secluded accommodation and function venue. Offering an authentic country retreat experience, set right on the banks of picturesque Hedlow Creek.
Image: Beef Week 2018. Image courtesy of Beef Australia
Beef up your trip to the next level and time your visit to Rockhampton when Beef Australia, Australia's national beef expo and one of the world's biggest beef cattle events, takes over the city. Held once every three years, Beef Australia is on again from 2-8 May 2021 and it is just the place to pull on your jeans and dust off your boots for an intensive education on all things beef. Not only is it an awesome way to learn more about the beef industry, it is also a brilliant way to sample some sensational beef with paddock to plate and nose to tail style dining by celebrity chefs.
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Central Queensland Livestock Exchange
13km from Rockhampton CBD | Directions
Image: Moving cattle through the yards. Image courtesy of Beef Australia
CQLX ranks as one of the major selling centres in Australia and is situated just a 15 minute drive west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway. Visit one of the regular sales to see how livestock is bought and sold.
Sink your teeth into a steak
Image: Eating steak at the Criterion Hotel
Traditional rumps at heritage listed pubs, eye fillets at a riverfront restaurant or a rack of ribs for the ultimate carnivore feast. You be the judge of the best steak by trying out the region’s abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars.
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