Discover Rockhampton

Make the most of your time

There are many wonderful things to do and places to see in our unique and beautiful part of the world. Perhaps see the spectacular views from Mt. Archer boardwalk, say hi to the chimpanzee family at the Rockhampton Zoo, explore our local Riverside Precinct, discover the tastes of Rockhampton, or day trip to the nearby islands.

When it’s hot, the water is a great way to cool down! The Rockhampton Region has affordable, fun swimming pools with great aquatic play areas for all ability levels. We also have the beautiful Riverside Precinct, Kershaw Gardens and Cedric Archer Park with water play areas.  If you like sun and sand, you’ll no doubt want to seek the sun and fun on the Capricorn Coast. From Rosslyn Bay, a short ferry ride lands you on Great Keppel Island, our own perfect piece of island paradise. Stay for a day or a weekend, it will be a time you will remember forever.

There's an experience for everyone, whatever your interested in, find your adventure at explorerockhampton.com.au/Explore

If you’re looking to further explore our beautiful Queensland countryside, Central Queensland is a perfect base location, you can visit the famous Outback of Australia to the west, the tropical northern regions up to Cairns and beyond, or it’s a convenient flight, bus or train ride to explore the coastal areas to the south.

Events & Festivals

Rockhampton really comes alive at our major community events and there is something for everyone, Rocky River Run, the Rockhampton River Festival, CapriCon and the Rockhampton Show, just to name a few!