A destination for all year round, Rockhampton experiences beautiful sunny days and very comfortable temperatures – warm enough to swim yet cool enough to enjoy the great outdoors. Nights cool down and while many locals will don their winter fashions, most visitors need no more than a light jacket.

The Explore Rockhampton Destination Guide is a must read for anyone visiting the Rockhampton Region. With information on things to do, places to see, where to eat, drink and stay... we have everything covered in one handy little book. Read your copy online now, or pick one up from our Visitor Information Centre at 176 Gladstone Road.

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A Region Full of Colourful History & Modern Entertainment

For the Summer between November and March, the days can be rather warm for the un-acclimatised. Fortunately Rockhampton restaurants, hotels and attractions are designed to make your stay comfortable with airy breeze and plenty of airconditioning. The mountain surrounds are around 5 degrees cooler and there are plenty of places to take a refreshing dip. Balmy Summer nights are perfect for alfresco dining and cocktails along the riverside.

Soak up the subtropical climate with endless sunshine while exploring the river, parks and outdoor spaces. Explore the region’s colourful history along the spectacular riverfront and its inspiring heritage listed buildings from the gold rush era. Listen to a local yarn while staying in one of the oldest pubs in Queensland, good enough for the Queen on her Australian visit!

Get to know where the locals eat, drink and play with award winning restaurants and cafes as well as a vibrant pub scene creating musical legends. Taste a local steak from the world known Beef Capital of Australia, or catch your own Barramundi – the fish caught in the Fitzroy River by the indigenous Darumbal for thousands of years. We invite you to experience Rockhampton, as you’ve never known it before.

Getting here

By Air 

Located just 5km from the city centre, Rockhampton Airport (ROK) is a major Australian regional airport servicing Rockhampton and Central Queensland, with flights to Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

By Road

Rockhampton is the central hub to the Capricorn and Leichardt Highways, Australia’s Country Way and Pacific Way (Bruce Highway). The city is an accessible stopping point for many self-drive holidays and coach tours.

By Rail

Queensland Rail offers multiple services a week to Rockhampton from Brisbane return on the popular high speed Tilt Train; as well as regular services on the Spirit of Queensland to the north and Spirit of the Outback to the west.

How Far?

The beach 30min
The islands (from beach) 20min
Airport (from cbd) 8min
Brisbane (by air) 45min
Cairns (by air) 80min

Plan your Visit