The bustling regional hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is renowned for its elegant streetscapes with majestic sandstone buildings and has a lot of history for visitors to explore.
There are many places to visit around Rockhampton, head east and fossick for 120-million-year-old thundereggs or ‘volcanic birthstones’ at Mt Hay.
Take a short detour to Mount Morgan, once Australia’s greatest gold mining town. Head north and visit the Capricorn Caves, the state’s oldest tourist attraction, and explore the incredible above ground limestone caves formed from an ancient coral reef over 400 million years ago.