Know Before You Go
Before you ride
If you're planning a mountain biking trip away to ride Rockhampton's trails, we've put together our top tips to help you from when to come from where to stay, including the best rides for families and beginners.
when to COME
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Rockhampton is a great destination to ride year round. Yet in those cooler, winter months our region really turns it on with sunny days, blue skies and warm weather. The mornings are cool, but by the time you hit the trails you'll be warmed up in no time.
Our trails are open year round, with June through to August offering peak rides - perfect for those looking to escape the winter down south.
For those looking to hire mountain bike gear when they are visiting, Giant Rockhampton is the place to go. Offering high quality mountain bike equipment from footwear right through to tyres, they have you covered. They can also service your bike to ensure you have the best ride while visiting.
123 Musgrave Street, Rockhampton
Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm
0087 164 025
COST TO RIDE
First Turkey Mountain Bike Park and the Mount Morgan Mountain Bike Trails are free of charge, allowing you to explore Rocky’s ranges for free all year round.
KIDS AND BEGINNERS
While First Turkey Mountain Bike Park and the Mount Morgan Mountain Bike Trails offer green trails, it's important to always remember to ride within your skill level. First Turkey has a variety of easier green level trails, great for those just starting out before progressing to the Mount Morgan Mountain Bike Trails.
Take a look at First Turkey Mountain Bike Park's Trailforks map with skill levels indicated. You can also check out Mount Morgan's Trailforks map here.
Where to stay
There is a range of great accommodation options throughout Rockhampton for those eager to take on our trails.
For accommodation closest to First Turkey Mountain Bike Park, check out your options on the north side of town. If you would prefer to stay amongst cafes, restaurants and bars, choose something in the Rockhampton Riverside Precinct and CBD.
For accommodation closest to Mount Morgan's mountain bike trails, choose from a number of great caravan parks and pub accommodation in the heart of town.
A full list of accommodation options can be found by clicking the button below.