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Rockhampton Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 152 photos

Rockhampton or "Rocky"

Located on the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton, with a population of 60,000 people is a great place to visit. Founded in 1855, the name "Rockhampton" was inspired by the rocks in the river.

The City & surrounds

There are quite a few Heritage listed buildings in the city. The Cirterion Hotel is said to be haunted. A small room to the right of the main entrance is where it is said a female ghost has been seen.

Its other claim to fame is that during World War 2, General Douglas Macarthur and other high ranking Officers stayed here.

Travel 633ks on the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Rockhampton. Beaches are about 40ks away at Yepoon. Rockhampton can be reached by car, Tilt Train or Air from Brisbane.


The Tropic of Capricorn passes through the city and is marked by a monument.

I have only listed the things that we have done in Rockhampton, there is so much more to see and do here.
visit this website for more information. www.rockhamptoninfo.com

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So much to see in and around this city
  • In a nutshell:More than Beef Cattle here!
  • Intro Updated Jun 30, 2010
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Hi Dee, a very nice page about Rockhampton! It is on my must see list of places to visit in Queensland! The architecture looks so pretty, and the gardens sound great.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Sep 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

      Thanks Mirjam. Rocky is quite nice, I need to go back with a digital camera for some better photo's!

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    I thought you might have some pages about Rockhampton...I just saw a news clip that shows the surrounding countryside under water...Hard to imagine it so looking at your nice photos..Missing bulls balls huh..GREAT little prank!!!Funny!

  • Dec 6, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    Rockhampton Australia is a nice place for travelling. And travelling Central Queensland to the Gem Feilds, Great barrier Reef and Islands, all are amazing. travelaustralia360.com/rockh...

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2009 at 5:12 AM

    Good tips on Rocky. Looked at Rocky as I lived there for 12 years and know all the spots you mention. Cliff Kershaw(gardens) was a friend.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    I really liked Rockhampton! But I didn't take any balls as a souvenir...lol.


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