Rockhampton Travel Tips


Things to do in Rockhampton

Rockhampton is best known as the beef capital of Australia, but there’s much more to Rocky than meat. The agricultural hub of Central Queensland, Rockhampton also boasts a number of popular natural attractions and fascinating things to do.

Places to visit in Rockhampton

Capricorn caves Rockhampton

Capricorn Caves

Travel back in time to this vast cave complex where thousands of fossils have been found by palaeontologists. Climb, crawl and squeeze your way through an adventure tour, or just listen to classical music with unbeatable acoustics!

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

These heritage-listed Gardens are among the oldest in Queensland. Within the Gardens, you’ll find the Rockhampton Zoo, home to native animals and exotic species from across the world, including macaques, otters, chimpanzees and more!

Mount Archer National Park

Mount Archer National Park

For the best sunset views of Rockhampton and the surrounding countryside, head to Mount Archer. The highest peak in the Berserker Range, the 604m (1,982ft) mountain offers walking trails weaving through eucalypts and rainforest.

The Big Bulls Rockhampton

The Big Bulls

In honour of Rockhampton’s agricultural heritage, six big bull statues – one for each of the area’s most common cattle breeds – are scattered throughout the city. Gotta catch ‘em all!

Accommodation in Rockhampton

Our buses are just the beginning. We’ve teamed up with the best hostel providers in Australia to offer flexible passes and packages that make it a breeze to secure quality accommodation that won’t break the bank, no matter where your journey takes you!

YHA Dreamcatcher Pass

Available from 7 to 28 nights, allows you to pre-purchase your accommodation without locking in the dates. It can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Rockhampton YHA and more than 70 YHA hostels around Australia.

Rockhampton YHA
60 MacFarlane Street
Berserker QLD 4701


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How to get to Rockhampton

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With over 180 stops across the country and services in all mainland states and territories, Greyhound is Australia’s largest coach network. Here are our most popular routes to Rockhampton!

How to get around Rockhampton

The Greyhound bus to Rockhampton stops at various locations throughout the city, including the Rockhampton Railway Station, Rockhampton Grammar, Rockhampton Girls Grammar, Rockhampton Cathedral College, and the Puma Coach Terminal on George Street.

From there, you’ll find that Rockhampton’s compact size and flat topography make it possible to reach most attractions on foot or on a bicycle, especially those around the city centre.

With Rockhampton’s humid subtropical climate, however, you might not always feel like walking or cycling. Sunbus operates a relatively comprehensive city bus network from Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings. You can pick up a timetable at The Spire Visitor Information Centre (176 Gladstone Road, Tropic of Capricorn Spire, Rockhampton), or use the online Journey Planner.

Most major car rental companies operate throughout Rockhampton. You can also hail a Rockhampton Cab on the street and at taxi ranks, or by calling 131 008.

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