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What to do in Rockhampton
Rockhampton is a lovely coastal town in Queensland that offers you a unique blend of natural wonders, heritage sights, elegant streetscapes and old country flare. It’s perfect for travellers who want to relax, experience a bit of everything from exciting culture to lazy days off, and those looking to escape to an off the beaten path destination.
Stroll the streets of iconic Quay Street to visit gorgeous sights like St Joseph’s Cathedral, the Customs House, Post Office, and Supreme Court House. Walk further through history and drop by the Rockhampton Heritage Village and Archer Park Rail Museum too. Then spend an arvo to see the world-class collection of the Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Feeling peckish? Mosey on over to the Great Western Hotel to enjoy delicious steak with a rodeo show too. Stop by Rockhampton Zoo next for a closer encounter with animals and a fun day with your little ones.
Have an adventure at the Capricorn Caves and Mount Etna Caves National Park. An hour outside of Rocky is the exciting Byfield National Park and Conservation Park, where outstanding coastal scenery, sand dunes, camping sights and more are just waiting for you. Rockhampton is also a fantastic gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef where you can enjoy incredible diving, snorkelling and majestic whale watching too!
For a more relaxed time outdoors, grab a picnic blanket and head on to Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, one of the best in country. Complete your day at Mount Archer where you can get jaw-dropping views of Rockhampton and the surrounding countryside.
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When to visit Rockhampton
The best time to visit Rockhampton and the rest of Queensland is from April to November. High season (June-September) is a great time see migrating whales and the Great Barrier Reef, plus you can even save more on flights because July is the cheapest time to fly to Rockhampton. If you want to travel on a budget but still enjoy great weather, the best time to visit Rockhampton is during shoulder season (April-May and October-November).
We Aussies don’t need a passport to fly to Rockhampton and visit the city. All you need is a national ID card for different transactions during travel.
Travelling to and around Rockhampton
Flights to Rocky will be landing at Rockhampton Airport, where you can reach the city centre by taxi, bus, limo hire and car rental. You can travel around Rockhampton by bus, taxi, car rental, bicycle and on foot.
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