Luxury in the Beef Capital
Are you more bourgeois than basic?
It’s time to treat yo’self! Here are our top 14 tips to living your best luxe life while exploring the Beef Capital.
STAY IN THE PENTHOUSE
Empire’s Penthouse boasts an unparalleled level of luxury and sophistication within the award-winning Hotel. Overlook the Fitzroy River Precinct and Berserker ranges from your 20m expansive balcony. Have them organise a private chef to prepare your dinner or dine downstairs in their Italian restaurant, Pacino’s.
PERSONAL CHEFS FOR PRIVATE DINNERS
Leave the cooking to the professionals… below are our favourite chefs who can prepare a feast fit for a king or queen in your hotel room! Let their teams polish the cutlery whilst you polish you crown!
Chef Natalie Mueller from The Little Olive
Chef Joe Prout from Lickity Fingers
Chef Roel Van Camp
RELAX AND REPLENISH AT GIRT SPA
Lou creates a space purely for you, no rushing in or out. Just a place to take time/slow down time. A place to surround and celebrate all aspects of you. To support and enhance the look/mood/life you already hold. Skin, Body, Soul.
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE? YES PLEASE!
Let our favourite cheese and cured meat monger prepare the perfect platter for you with delicious local and imported cheeses, charcuterie, French butter, fresh baguettes and all of the delicious accoutrements to pair with your martini or champagne (or both)! These provedore goods are available for pick or delivery to your hotel!
GET TO THE CHOPPER
Is there any other way to travel than by private helicopter? Well, there is… but you look much fancier arriving by Helicopter!
Whether it be to take you from your penthouse to your farm stay to scenic beach or just a tour around the region.
Pick up your favourite new piece of art at GALA Gallery! They represent contemporary artists that reside both in regional Queensland and across Australia and are one of the only commercial gallery spaces outside of South East Queensland. Contact the gallery director, Tracey, to arrange your private viewing!
HORSE RIDING (AND CHAMPAGNE?)
Mr Darcy is that you!? Bring your equestrian fantasies to life with private lessons at Granlea Riding Centre! They offer lessons Monday to Saturday with coaching for beginner through to advanced for pleasure riding, dressage, show jump and cross country lessons.
PRIVATE WHISKY BAR AND LOUNGE
The Whiskey Lounge at CocoBrew is the perfect place to savour your favourite single malt whiskey. Whether it’s a peaty dram from Islay or a sweet bourbon from the United States, their dedicated Whiskey Lounge has over 75+ drams to choose from.
LUXURY 4WD TOURS
Rockhampton Tours offer exclusive escorted adventure tours in their luxury 4WD tour vehicles.
Enjoy remote wilderness experiences, tag-along tours (self-drive) and more with experienced, qualified guides! 1-20 day itineraries, with customisations for events, birthdays, special concepts and anything else you’ve dreamed of.
PRIVATE RIVER CRUISING
Enjoy a sunset cruise along the majestic Fitzroy River for you and your lover or fill the boat with friends! If you’re lucky you’ll see a crocodile on sunset!
BEST CUTS OF BEEF
Consider yourself a wiz in the kitchen? Order the best beef from the Beef Capital delivered straight to your door (Hotel room) for you to cook yourself! Treat yourself to some dry aged rib on the bone!
In amongst the cafes, restaurants and juice bars, Rockhampton's CBD and surrounding suburbs are home to some sensational boutique shopping options. Along East Street and around surrounding blocks, you’ll find little pockets of unique boutiques selling designer fashion, gifts and collectables alongside well-known national franchises and personal care services such as stylists, beauty therapists and massage centres.
LUXURY CATAMARANS AND PRIVATE BEACHES
Experience the Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Islands from your very own luxury catamaran. Silica white beaches and azure waters await you.
DISCOVER THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WITH YOUR PRIVATE SCUBA DIVER
Great Keppel Island is one of the most underrated and pristine islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Surrounded by 17 beaches, there are plenty of great places they take you to see the many species of reef corals and fish, with a high chance of seeing rays, turtles and dolphins.
Written by Explore Rockhampton