Local Highlights

Capricorn Caves
Magnificent Limestone Caves. Open daily with guided tours and wild caving adventure tours. A bus service operates from Rockhampton. Accommodation available in natural bush setting. Just 23 kilometers north of Rockhampton on Highway One. Phone (07) 4934 2883

Dreamtime Cultural Centre
Dreamtime is Australia's largest Aboriginal Cultural Centre, set in some 30 acres of natural bushland on Ancient Tribal Sites. The Dreamtime Cultural Centre is open Monday to Friday 10am to 3:30pm with guided tours continuous from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture when you visit the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. Enquiries phone (07) 4936 1655.

The Fitzroy River
The Fitzroy River flows through Rockhampton, and is Queensland's largest and most picturesque river. You can enjoy many recreational activities on the Fitzroy, including fishing, water skiing, jet skiing and rowing. Enjoy a BBQ or picnic at the pleasant facilities on the riverbank parkland near the central business district, and stroll along the riverside on the walking paths. The Fitzroy River is the best kept fishing secret in Queensland, especially for that elusive barramundi. Some of the best barra fishing is in the city reaches. Other species of fish include blue threadfin, king threadfin and gold spot estuary cod.

Heritage
The majesty of Rockhampton's historical architecture has captured the hearts of visitors for decades. Many fine public and private buildings including the Customs House, old Post Office, cathedrals, banks, business houses and homes, are a constant reminder of a city with an exciting background. The National Trust and the Heritage Commission have listed many of these buildings. The listing of Quay Street facing the river as an “historical streetscape” is unique in Australia. See these historical buildings at your own leisure during a self guided walk. The Heritage Walk Booklet is available from the Rockhampton Tourist Information Centre located in historic Customs House.

The Heritage Village
An active township museum, where visitors can experience Rockhampton's rich and colourful history. • Time After Time clock collection • History of the Rockhampton District • Life before electricity • Hospital exhibition • Vintage car collection Guided tours available by prior arrangement. Located on the Bruce Highway just north of the city. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Mt Archer
Rising out of Rockhampton's north-eastern suburbs, Mt Archer National Park provides magnificent views of the city, and showcases a spectacular range of native Australian flora and fauna. Frazer Park, at the summit of Mt Archer, is approximately 604 metres above sea level. Sunsets from the top of Mt Archer are spectacular, with the golden hues from the setting sun bathing the city as it becomes a mass of twinkling lights. Take a leisurely walk along one of Mt Archer's many walking tracks, and enjoy the view from several lookouts. Frazer Park also has BBQ facilities.

Shopping
The Resort is perfectly located for all shopping needs with Rockhampton's largest Shopping Centre and Homemakers centre both within walking distance. We also have food outlets, bakery, bottle shop, wine bar, newsagency, butcher, hairdresser, and a convenience store within 500m of our entrance

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Regarded as one of the best provincial gardens in Australia. Recently heritage-listed, the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens are 130 years old. Open daily from 6am to 6pm, accessible from Spencer and Ann Streets. Free entry. For enquiries, phone (07) 4922 1654

Rockhampton Zoo
Located within the Botanic Gardens, the Rockhampton Zoo is home to a diverse range of Australian animals. Open daily from 8am to 5pm. Feeding time 3pm. Free entry. For enquiries phone (07) 4922 1654

Rockhampton Kershaw Gardens
The Rockhampton Kershaw Gardens represent an Australian natural bush environment, dedicated to native plants. Open daily. Free entry. Access via Charles Street, High Street, Dowling Street and the Bruce Highway at Knight Street. Enquiries phone (07) 4922 1654

The Capricorn Coast
Just 40 kilometers drive east of Rockhampton is the Capricorn Coast, which is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful. The coast sweeps along the Pacific Ocean taking in the main townships of Yeppoon, Emu Park, Keppel Sands and the Byfield Rainforest north of Yeppoon. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, visit the local fauna park to cuddle a koala, or tour the crocodile farm to see the baby crocs hatch.

Local Events

Big River Jazz
from 12 September, 2008 to 14 September, 2008
Big River Jazz is a three day program showcasing a variety of jazz bands.

The Rockhampton Barra Bounty
from 23 October, 2008 to 25 October, 2008
The Rocky Barra Bounty is a 5-star fishing event, under Recfish Australia's National Fishing Tournament Accreditation Scheme.

Beef Australia 2009
from 04 May, 2009 to 09 May, 2009
Beef Australia 2009, the 8th triennial National Beef Exposition is one of the world's great beef cattle ever held in Australia's Beef Capital - Rockhampton, Queensland. The 5 day Exposition attracts over 60 000 visitors with hundreds of international delegates attending to see for themselves how Australia consistently produces world class beef. This is a huge event for Rockhampton. A special tariff has been put together for the week and it is a MINIMUM OF A FIVE NIGHT STAY.

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