Things to do in Rockhampton – Local Attractions & Amenities

Rockhampton is a vibrant city and features many attractions and conveniences.

Things to do in Rockhampton…


Botanical Gardens & Zoo, South Rockhampton

Nestled within the Botanic Gardens and adjacent to the Murray Lagoon, the Rockhampton Zoo is home to over 50 species of native and exotic animals and is the perfect place for families to see these animals in their natural surroundings.
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Capricorn Caves

These spectacular caves located north of Rockhampton Queensland are a unique system of above-ground caves in a limestone ridge. Tours range from easy walking, wheelchair accessible caves to wild caving adventure tours.
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Capricorn Scenic Loop to Yeppoon Keppel Bay and Emu Park and Singing Ship

On the Tropic of Capricorn with its idyllic climate & cruising grounds offering world class marina facilities and breath taking coastal views, walks and drives.

Koorana Crocodile Farm

Koorana Crocodile Farm was established in 1981 as Queenslands first commercial crocodile farm. Owners John and Lillian Lever have work hard to bring this farm from 3-4 crocodiles in the early eighties to a normal carrying capacity of 3000 today.
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Dreamtime Cultural Village

The Dreamtime Cultural Centre is situated within 12 hectares of beautiful landscaped gardens. The grounds themselves provide the visitor with an opportunity for hours of enjoyment simply walking around the property. Set on the Northern side of Limestone Creek, the major points of interest include the native plants, trees and a large waterfall. In addition to the many guided tours offered, self-guided tours are also catered for.
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Fishing Fitzroy River

Australia has very few waterways where you can catch metre-plus barramundi within casting range of a cappuccino machine. In terms of consistency in numbers and size, the Fitzroy is up with the best, and certainly better than most.
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Great Keppel Island – snorkelling, diving & sailing

Nestled off the central Queensland coast is the tropical Great Keppel Island, a haven for everyone from single travelers to families. Easily accessible from Rockhampton, Great Keppel Island can be approached via air as well as by sea.
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Heritage Village

Step back in time at this friendly township museum showcasing the rich, colourful history of the Rockhampton district 1850 – 1950.

Throughout your visit at the Rockhampton Heritage Village you will see vintage vehicles, a hall of clocks, timber cutters camp, a blacksmith shop, homesteads and cottages, vintage machinery and a range of friendly farm animals.
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Nob Creek Pottery

Nob Creek Pottery was started about 23 years ago by Steve Bishopric and has been one of those wonderful dreams that has materialised over the years. Steve is an energetic and charismatic person who also happens to make beautiful wheel thrown ceramic pieces.
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Rainforest at Byfield

Byfield is about 40km. north of Yeppoon on a sealed and well maintained road, the area has a higher rainfall than the rest of the coast, this makes it markedly different with rainforests dissected by numerous fresh water streams, the largest of which is Waterpark Creek.
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Rockhampton Golf Club, South Rockhampton

Well known Australian golf course designer, Al Howard has accounted for all variables with this course, even taking into account the prevailing south-easterly wind. It is a course designed to be played from the fairways, so those who have issues with hitting it straight – bring a few extra balls.

Although visitor friendly from the yellow tees, off the blue tees, the course length, water hazards and well placed bunkers, not to mention low trees and thick grass in the rough, set it up as a players’ course. For those who like to back themselves, there are many challenges.
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Pilbeam Theatre & Art Gallery

The Pilbeam Theatre is at the forefront of regional performing arts centres in Australia. With a capacity of almost 1000 people, the theatre hosts a variety of productions each year.
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