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.

Archer Park Rail Museum
Featuring a restored steam tram, the Archer Park Rail Museum will take you into Rockhampton's rich history! With a state-of-the-art soundscape of passengers speaking around the train line, you'll find yourself thrown into early 20th century Queensland. 

Byfield National Park
Home to the rare Byfield Fern (Bohemia Serrata). The major waterway, Waterpark Creek, is host to ancient and towering remnant rainforest and many birds and animals. Outstanding coastal scenery, massive sand dunes and rugged pinnacles.

Great Keppel Island
Cruising to Great Keppel Island is half the fun – coral viewing, fish feeding, snorkelling and swimming. When you arrive, enjoy bush walking, bird watching or just sit back and soak in the magnificence of Keppel Bay.

Koorana Crocodile Park
Queensland's first crocodile farm and home to 3,000 of nature's oldest 'children', weighing in from 100g to 800kg, guided tours are available daily at 10.30am & 1.00pm.

The Great Western Hotel
This iconic hotel in the heart of the city holds weekly rodeos for those after a taste of the country. You have to experience the truly Australian atmosphere of The Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton's premier entertainment venue and concert arena.

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.

Mount Archer National Park
There is no better way to begin your exploration of Rockhampton than to drive to the top of its highest peak. From the Mount Archer summit you’ll see spectacular panoramic views of the city, Fitzroy River, the inland ranges and Capricorn Coast.

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.

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