Rockhampton Bucket List
We could go on forever with all the things to see and do in Rockhampton but you would be here for weeks (not that that's a bad thing...). So, we've put together 15 things that should be on your Rockhampton Bucket List. See how many you can tick off on your next visit and don't forget to #ExploreRockhampton along the way.
1. SNAP A SELFIE WITH A COW
Pick up a bit of bull breed 101 and have some fun with Rocky’s beef industry icons with the ‘Where’s the Beef’ tour.
2. WALK THE HERITAGE STRIP
Take your time strolling down the longest heritage listed street in Queensland, soaking in the architecture of the late 19th century. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a drool-worthy morning tea or afternoon tea break at Riverston Tea Rooms.
3. TASTE WORLD CLASS RUM
Local gin distillery, Saleyards Distillery recently took home the 2020 World Rum Award for Worlds Best Spiced Rum. Pop in for a tour of the distillery and grab a bottle for the road.
4. TASTE LOCALLY CRAFTED BEER
Perch yourself in the Headricks Lane micro-brewery and satisfy your taste buds with a tasting of their three locally brewed beers.
5. EAT A STEAK
You’re in the Beef Capital of Australia so a great steak awaits on almost every corner. For a great steak with great pub vibes, check out the Criterion Hotel.
6. CATCH A TROPHY SIZED BARRA
Fish the Fitzroy and catch yourself a trophy sized Barra! Choose from land-based fishing pontoons, a guided fishing charter or hire yourself a boat.
7. RIDE FIRST TURKEY MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
You don’t have to be a bull rider to enjoy the Beef Capital of Australia.
Rockhampton is well-known for its premier mountain bike trails for the adventure seeker and recreational rider.
8. VISIT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
You can be soaking up the sunshine and snorkelling with the local sea turtles in the Southern Great Barrier Reef in less than 90 minutes from Rockhampton. Book your day trip with Freedom Fast Cats or Keppel Konnections.
9. EXPLORE ROCKHAMPTON'S OLDEST PLAYGROUND
Get ready to explore the ancient chambers of Rockhampton’s oldest playground, the Capricorn Caves, 390 million years in the making. Check out their new tours 'The Capricorn Adventurer' and 'The Capricorn Explorer'.
10. SNAP A TREETOP SUNSET SHOT
Take the 25 minute scenic drive up to Mount Archer National Park to snap the perfect sunset shot from the tree top boardwalk, Nurim Circuit.
11. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A FARM STAY
Switch off and immerse yourself in a true bush experience at one of three Farm Stay's in and around Rockhampton.
Alkoomi Adventure Farmstay
Myella Farm Stay
Henderson Park Farm Retreat
12. VISIT ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL MINING TOWNS
Mount Morgan is a picturesque historic town nestled in the Dee Ranges. Rich in history, it's one of the world;s most successful mines to date.
13. DINE RIVERSIDE
Book a table for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Boathouse and soak in the undisrupted views of the mighty Fitzroy River.
14. SPOT A CROC
Jump aboard a sunset cruise with River Cruises CQ for your best chance of spotting a croc on the Fitzroy River while enjoying a drink and some light nibbles.
15. ROCKHAMPTON ZOO AND BOTANIC GARDENS
What better way to enjoy the best tropical climate Queensland has to offer than by exploring the Rockhampton Zoo and heritage listed Botanic Gardens. Be sure to grab a coffee or sweet treat from the Gardens Tea Rooms while you're there.
Written by Explore Rockhampton