Accessible Activities & Experiences

Indoor and outdoor options aplenty!

Whether it's becoming one with nature in the great outdoors, or if an indoor activity is more your thing, the options are endless with accessible friendly activities for all ages.

A man in a wheelchair with a woman standing beside him admiring the artwork on the wall in the Rockhampton Museum of Art gallery
RMOA boasts modern, state of the art facilities and services catering for everyone

Rockhampton Museum of Art

220 Quay Street, Rockhampton | Rockhampton CBD

The beginning of a new chapter in Rockhampton's cultural history. Located on Darumbal country, in the heart of Rockhampton's Riverside Precinct on Quay Street, Rockhampton Museum of Art is the largest gallery in regional Queensland. It is home to a nationally significant collection including works from artists such as Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, John Coburn and Charles Blackman. The museum also features contemporary artists including the likes of Michael Zavros, Del Kathryn Barton, Richard Bell, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori and Ben Quilty.

At six times the size of the previous gallery (The Rockhampton Art Gallery), Rockhampton Museum of Art consists of a lower gallery exhibition space, upper-level gallery, three education and access spaces, a retail shop and the Hummingbird Cafe.

With a vibrant program of talks, events, workshops and world-class exhibitions, Rockhampton Museum of Art offers something for everyone.

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Lived experience

Equivalent to the hosting of Art exhibitions of local, national and international significance, the RMOA experience is as if access was at the forefront of the design of this space.

On each of the three levels, clean, roomy and ultra-modern accessible amenities can be found, which you will appreciate as you tour through the expansive exhibition spaces. Collect your special purpose lift access key from the front desk and you’ll appreciate the magnitude of the art pieces that the region attracts, which conveniently means this space can accommodate any sized mobility equipment.

This experience is a must in the region. Keep an eye out for upcoming exhibitions on the RMOA website, there's some pretty amazing ones coming up!

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A man in a wheelchair holding a bowling ball on a bowl ramp in a bowling alley lit with disco lights
Fun for all ages with adaptions available to include everyone

Rocky Bowl and Leisure Centre

100 Musgrave St, Berserker | 3km from the CBD

A family entertainment centre with fun for all ages with easy wheelchair access to the lanes, special bowling ramps to help you direct and bowl your ball with ease and a range of lightweight balls to help you to really get the most out of your bowling and score well!

They also have a great range of arcade games!

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Lived experience

A fun and nostalgic experience where those with mobility equipment are able to enjoy bowling, arcade and pool tables, and light refreshments at the kiosk and bar. The mini-golf area, whilst accessible to the start of the course, the lay out of the room presents access issues throughout if you make use of mobility equipment. Disability access is at the rear car park and there is a simple accessible bathroom. As the nostalgia implies, the dated building has some lips and steps in the tiled bathroom areas however the main-use areas have no access concerns.

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A man in a wheelchair dining at a picnic table with a woman and the table caters for wheelchair space
With level paths, accessible amenities and picnic facilities, you can spend all day!

Cook your own beef in the beef capital

Moores Creek Road, Rockhampton | 2.8km from the Rockhampton CBD

Officially opened in September 1988 as part of Australia’s bicentenary celebrations, Kershaw Gardens is a spacious and picturesque parkland that stretches for one kilometre along the Bruce Highway. A circuited walking track is the perfect way to explore the park with paths winding past wetlands, through rainforests' and a picture-perfect waterfall.

The central precinct also sports a sensational playground with swings, play equipment, a monorail and artificial waterway. From an amazing five-level webbed obstacle orb to the more sensory experience of following the flow of a representational Fitzroy River (Tunuba), where families can paddle and play, there are an abundance of opportunities for active and immersive family fun.

Find all of things to do at Kershaw Gardens in our travel inspiration blog


From an access point of view, Kershaw Gardens has become a place where spending the afternoon with friends and family is available to all. The playgrounds, BBQ and picnic areas, accessible toilets and parking are centered around a bitumen loop of 2.4km.

The parklands are well maintained so traversing over pavers, cement and bitumen is no issue throughout the gardens, and the greenery is equally maintained so there are plenty of spaces for a short journey over grass to find that perfect picnic spot.

If you make use of devices that enhance your mobility equipment, it’s recommended to bring these to enjoy the bitumen track, however the loop can be utilised for fitness also.

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A man in a wheelchair using an access ramp in the shade of the leafy trees along the river
Leafy accessible ramps guide you along Rockhampton's stunning riverfront

Rockhampton's Riverside Precinct

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.

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. The Rockhampton Museum of Art is an absolute must, located right in the heart, with internationally recognised exhibitions and a modern state-of-the-art building, this museum rivals any metropolitan gallery! 

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With accessible toilets, a lift to the lower precinct, access ramps and spacious paved footpaths, you can take in the sights, watch the kids play in the playground, do a spot of shopping or explore the history of our heritage-listed strip on our free Explore Rockhampton Self-Guided Tour App.

The CBD has the historic charm of gold-rush era architecture whilst also having the benefits of a modern, pedestrian-focused district which includes access options for business and leisure. The Rockhampton riverfront is an expansive use area with restaurants, pubs, cafés, picnic facilities, and public amenities. Once you familiarise yourself with where the accessible public toilets are located, you’ll find there are many activities available to you. There is plenty of shade, high likelihood of a cool breeze off the Fitzroy River, and access to here can be facilitated by ramp access that would be moderate difficulty. Where the ramps may prove taxing, there is a centrally situated outside access lift that takes you from the street level promenade to the Riverfront Boardwalk.

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A man in a wheelchair exploring a vintage train platform with a vintage train in the background
Delve into the rail history of an iconic gold mining town

Mount Morgan Rail Museum

1 Railway Parade, Mount Morgan | 38km from the CBD

Built in the 1890’s, this heritage-listed former railway station boasts its true heritage with its renovated classic trains. With its state-of-the-art digital soundscape and life-like mannequins to take you back to World War II times. It is wheelchair accessible, has a tea room and plenty of parking.

Find out more about Mount Morgan Railway Museum and Information Centre

Spacious car park and easy access for chairs and mobility aids through the museum and out on to the platform. Unfortunately, no clear access to the old trains themselves, however the small 3D cinema display on the history of Mount Morgan is accessible. This space could be tight maneuvering inside for larger mobility aides though the media inside as well as the air-conditioning is worth the experience.


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A man  in a wheelchair and an able-bodied woman exploring a statue of a man running a mining cutter with a background of pink flowers
Explore the historic mining township of Mount Morgan

Mount Morgan TOWNSHIP

Mount Morgan | 38km from the CBD

Mount Morgan is a picturesque historic town nestled in the Dee Ranges, situated approximately 38 km South West of Rockhampton.

Rich in history, the former mining town is home to one of the world’s most successful mines to date. Commencing operation in 1882, the mine became one of the richest gold mines in Australia, and for a period of time - the world. During its 99 years of mining the area declared a total of 225 tons of gold, 50 tons of silver and 360,000 tons of copper.

The town offers ideal opportunities to delve into the area’s early successes and relive its fascinating past with a range of impressive attractions on show, along with museums and tours operating 7 days.

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The Arthur Timms lookout is an interesting point of reference in Mount Morgan, to see the size and proximity of the gold mine to the township. The lookout area is flat, however there are no amenities at the site. Taking in the sites can be done in the comfort of your car, however if you want to eat your bakery pie, there is a shaded picnic table area.
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