One of the greatest things about Rockhampton is that it has all the amenities of a capital city, but isn’t a concrete jungle. There are plenty of spaces for the kids to play, beautiful parks and loads of holiday activities. Whether your children love sport, art, music, animals or nature you’ll find plenty of things to keep them occupied.

Revisit the past at the Heritage Village or Glenmore Homestead, take a ride on working heritage train at Archer Park Rail Museum or explore a mine at Mount Morgan and discover its importance in the 1860’s gold mine boom.

From April through the October, Rockhampton experiences beautiful sunny days and very comfortable temperatures – warm enough to swim yet cool enough to enjoy the great outdoors. For the warmer days a number of pools and aquatic centres around the region are the perfect place to keep cool with lots of fun activities for water babies.

You can make a splash at the pool, waterpark, dams and some areas of the river.

It’s easy to enjoy the best that Rockhampton’s backyard has to offer without spending a cent. After all, the best things in life are free.

Take a picnic and enjoy the endless grassed embankments under the shade of the giant trees.

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From our majestic Botanic and Kershaw Gardens to local suburban playgrounds, many of our parks and playgrounds have dedicated picnic and BBQ facilities. No matter where you stay you will find a park within a 5 minute drive – perfect to entertain the littlies.

Rockhampton Zoo is nestled within the Botanic Gardens and is the perfect free day out. You’ll discover more than 70 species of native animals from across Australia, exotic animals from around the world, tropical rainforests and outback Australia exhibits. Check out the cheeky chimps, watch the waddling wombats, hear the howling dingoes or simply get up close and personal with the koalas.