Rockhampton Attractions

Botanic Gardens

Contains a fernery, Japanese gardens, pigeon aviary and even a zoo. Kids can play on the playground and the gardens are a favourite picnic spot down by the lagoon.

Capricorn Caves

Located 25 minutes north of Rockhampton the caves are actually above ground. They feature limestone and tours are available. The Cathedral Cave Tour is a favourite and is a popular venue for weddings, Carols at Christmas and orchestral performances.

Dreamtime Cultural Centre

Australia's largest Aboriginal cultural centre. Features include the Dreamtime Museum, research and educational facilities, tours and even the Dreamtime Lodge Motel.

Koorana Crocodile Farm

The first crocodile farm in Queensland, Koorana Crocodile Farm has 2 tours a day and a restaurant on site featuring a number of crocodile meat dishes and a bar.

Mount Archer Lookout and National Park

The 600m high Mount Archer offers great views of the surrounding area. There is a number of protected plants and animals in the area as well as picnic facilities and a few walking tracks. Just 9km form Rockhampton's City Centre it is in this park that you will find the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo.

Rockhampton Art Gallery

The regional gallery of Central Queensland focuses on artists form the 1940-70s and features a collection of works. Admission is free.

Rockhampton Heritage Village

Located near the Dreamtime Centre, the village displays old machinery, clocks, vehicles and memorabilia. There are tours that cover milking cows and old world transportation.

Rockhampton Activities

Fishing

Fitzroy river is full of barramundi, blue threadfin, king threadfin and gold spot estuary cod.

Joyflights

Scenic flights available from Rockhampton airport to see the Queensland Coastline, Great Keppel Island and the Coral Reefs. For the more adventurous Mig Jet tours also run out of Rockhampton airport.

Mount Morgan Tours

50 minutes up the range, inland from Rocky, is the Historic Mount Morgan heritage gold mine. See old machinery and an open cut mine.

Reef Cruising

There are a couple of operators who do half day and full day tours out to the reef and Great Keppel Island, just 30 minutes away.

Yeppoon Beaches

40 minutes away from Rockhampton and towards the coast, Yeppoon is famous for its long sandy beaches.