The heart of the city
Quay Street, Rockhampton | Rockhampton CBD
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.
These are some of our top picks, but you can find them all by visiting our Eat & Drink page.
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.
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 or check out our full list here.
Picture yourself gently rocking upon the waters of the mighty Fitzroy River (Tunuba) as you enjoy a refreshing drink and watch the sun set over the horizon. River Cruises CQ set an incredibly relaxing tone for those who wish to enjoy the riches of Rockhampton from a different perspective. The popular 90-minute sunset cruise, which includes complimentary nibbles and drinks available for purchase, offers breathtaking views of the city - you might even be lucky enough to spot some of the amazing wildlife along the banks including crocodiles!
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.