Experiences

The Rockhampton region is packed with things to do. Look out for tips from a local in each section!

Top 15 Things to do

01 Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the best tropical climate Queensland has to offer by exploring the delights of Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. One of the best in regional Australia.
100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton
1300 22 55 77

02 Rockhampton Zoo

Discover more than 70 species from across Australia and exotic animals from around the world in tropical rainforest and outback Australia exhibits at Rockhampton Zoo.
100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton
1300 22 55 77

03 Mount Archer

Explore Rockhampton from above with views spanning across the region. Bush walk, ride your bike or travel up the mountain to enjoy the serene landscapes.

04 Catch a Barramundi

Rockhampton Region is fast becoming known as the ‘Home of the Barramundi.’ Throw a line in at one of many hotspots along the Fitzroy River and Port Alma.

05 CBD Heritage Walk

Rockhampton is full of elegant buildings stemming from its rich merchant, maritime and gold-rush heritage, with much of the strip being heritage listed. Check out our highlights tour.

06 Mount Morgan

All history buffs should visit the Mount Morgan Township. Through attractions, museums and tours, relive its part in shaping Australia’s gold mining history.
Mount Morgan Railway Museum & Tourist Information Centre
1 Railway Parade, Mount Morgan (07) 4938 2312

07 Tropic of Capricorn Spire

Snap a selfie on the threshold between the tropical and the temperate beside the Tropic of Capricorn Spire. Our Visitor Information Centre is also here.
176 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton (07) 4936 8000

08 Rockhampton Heritage Village

Step back in time at this friendly township museum which showcases the rich, colourful history of the Rockhampton district 1850 – 1950.
296 Boundary Road, North Rockhampton
(07) 4936 8688

09 Pilbeam Theatre

The Pilbeam Theatre is one of the finest theatres in regional Australia and is the focal point for the performing arts in Central Queensland.
Cnr Victoria Pde and Cambridge Street, Rockhampton
(07) 4927 4111

10 Rockhampton Art Gallery

Rockhampton Art Gallery was established in 1967 and houses the finest collection of mid-twentieth century Australian art in regional Queensland.
62 Victoria Parade Rockhampton (07) 4936 8248

11 Archer Park Rail Museum

Archer Park Rail Museum features a restored Purrey Steam Tram, one of nine tramcars that operated in Rockhampton in the early 20th century, the last of its kind in operation.
51-87 Denison Street Rockhampton
(07) 4936 8191 or (07) 4922 2774

12 Rodeo

Head out back of the Great Western Hotel to the 2,000 seat arena and join spectators cheering and holding their breath as they watch riders hold to the single rope for those epic 8 seconds.
39 Stanley Street, Rockhampton (07) 4922 3888

13 CQ Livestock Exchange

Visiting the Beef Capital is not complete without visiting the Livestock Exchange. Sales are held regularly and nothing will prepare you for the sea of cattle!
16 Saleyard Road, Gracemere
(07) 4933 7300

 14 Dreamtime Cultural Centre

Gain insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. Witness the diverse beating cultural heart of our city.
Bruce Highway, Rockhampton
(07) 4936 1655

 15 Mt Hay Gemstone Park

The remains of an extinct ancient volcano last active about 120 million years ago, Mt Hay provides you the opportunity to fossick for thundereggs.
3665 Capricorn Highway, Wycarbah
(07) 4934 7183