Riverside Precinct

Image: Rod Laver Plaza at the Riverside Precinct. Image courtesy of Florian Groehn


Rockhampton's Riverside Precinct is situated right in the heart of the city and undoubtedly offers up the best views of the boat dotted vista along the Fitzroy River (Tunuba). Mirrored by one of Queensland's longest National Trust heritage-listed streets, think rich colonial past meets urban paddock.

Whether you’re in town for a few nights or just looking for a place to stretch the legs and recharge with lunch, Rockhampton’s Riverside Precinct is a must for your itinerary.

Eat & Drink

The Rockhampton Riverside Precinct isn’t short of places to enjoy a coffee, cold drink, delicious steak or sweet treat. Take your pick from heritage listed pubs, quirky cafes, dining about the river or the micro-brewery.

Check out Eat & Drink for a full list of Riverside dining. Can’t decide? Our top picks are listed above. 

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Perch up with a coffee and let the kids (and adults alike) explore the bright sculptural works of the rainbow serpent, Munda-Gadda at the adventure playground then cool off amongst Rod Laver Plaza’s pop-up water jets.

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Images courtesy of Urbis (c) Florian Groehn


The Riverside Precinct sits adjacent to East Street mall, a shady tree lined avenue lined with cute cafes but more importantly great boutique shopping. Grab a coffee and get your shop on with our top picks listed above.

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Sit back, relax and experience the city from a different perspective with River Cruises CQ. The 90 minute sunset cruise is a must do and includes complimentary nibbles and drinks. Plus, the views back towards the city are breathtaking and you can catch local wildlife that call the river system home along the way.

Prefer land to sea? See the city come alive with lights on a Capricorn Carriage ride throughout the CBD and Riverside Precinct. Tours run Saturday nights between 7pm and 10pm and leave from outside Stewarts.

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