Food

Young couple eating dinner at a restuarant in Rockhampton CBD.

Make no mi(steak) … There’s more to Rockhampton than just beef!

Our sunny weather switch means our farmers are able to deliver some fantastic specimens of locally grown fruit, vegetables and animal products.

Then we take it from paddock to plate.

There are plenty of opportunities to become a regular at one of the local cafes, restaurants and pubs!

If you are looking for somewhere to dine with great riverfront views, iconic heritage scenes or or electric atmosphere then you’re in luck. You’ll find a mix of fine dining restaurants, pubs and takeaways right in the middle of Rockhampton’s CBD. Take on a trivia challenge, sip on cocktails with the girls, watch the footy with the blokes, listen to the sweet live tunes or get serious with the dancefloor; whatever you’re style, you’ll find it close to the banks of the Fitzroy River.

Otherwise break out and find your local haunt – with Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese hot spots hidden in pockets of suburbia. 

Between the Rockhampton CBD, the terrace at Stockland Rockhampton, the strip of takeaway restaurants along Bruce Highway strip and regular local markets you are sure to find something to curb those hunger pains.

Beef up Your Stay in Rockhampton

Rodeo at the Great Western Hotel

This Hotel and award winning Steakhouse, is also renowned for bringing thrilling events such as rodeos, professional bull riding and bull fighting to Rockhampton in the arena alongside the hotel.
39 Stanley Street, Rockhampton
(07) 4922 3888

Sink your teeth into a steak

You won’t have to look far for a good steak, a traditional rump at a heritage listed pub, a vintage eye fillet at a riverfront restaurant or a rack of ribs for the ultimate carnivores feast. You be the judge of the best steak by trying out the region’s abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Beef Australia

Time your visit to witness Australia’s national beef expo – one of the world’s great beef cattle events held just once every three years in May in Rockhampton. Beef Australia is a celebration of all facets of the Australian beef industry with ample opportunities for trade and visitors to be part of the fun.
beefaustralia.com.au

Wholly Cow Month

If you happen to be travelling in the ‘off’ years to Beef Australia, never fear – Wholly Cow Month takes place in May every year Beef Australia doesn’t, offering a variety of tasty events to get your mouth watering and toes tapping.