With six bull statues representing the main breeds of the area, there is no doubting to the status of Rockhampton as Australia’s Beef Capital. Naturally Rockhampton offers more than beef. Located on the Tropic of Capricorn, the city is surrounded by coastal and rural landscapes. With its historical architecture and opportunities for both a relaxed, as well as active stay, Rockhampton is a great place to visit.

Facts

Population

62,000

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Shops are generally open Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-3pm.

Newspapers

The Morning Bulletin Capricorn Local News Central Queensland Holiday Planner

Tourist information

The Capricorn Visitor Information Centre Tropic of Capricorn Spire, Gladstone Road, Rockhampton Freecall: 1800 676 701 +61 7 4927 2055 9am-5pm (7 days a week)

Travel to Rockhampton

Book flights to Rockhampton with Etihad Airways to discover all of the nature and cultural history that one of Queensland’s oldest cities has to offer. Make the most of all the incredible sights and attractions that will both impress and astound you enough to make your trip extremely memorable.

Top 5 Things To Do in Rockhampton

  • Lose yourself in the magical ambience of the Capricorn Caves and allow your tour guide to recreate the history of the place
  • For those looking for some excitement head to Nissan Navara Arena for a genuine cattle town feel and some real life bull riding
  • Take a stroll through the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo for some tropical tranquillity right in the city centre
  • Get active during your trip with some walking trails up Mount Archer and enjoy some spectacular views from the top
  • Visit Mount Morgan Goldmine and enjoy a half day informative tour of the mine that helped boost Rockhampton’s and Queensland’s economy all those years ago

Plan Your Rockhampton Visit

The best months of the year to travel to Rockhampton include the months of April, May, and October when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, and is most comfortable for a relaxed visit.

Take a look through the popular Deals section of our website and you will find a number of great flight deals to Rockhampton. The city hosts a number of events and festivals through the year so if you are coming for the annual Multicultural Festival or The Village Festival of Arts and Music, we advise you to book your tickets to Rockhampton in advance. Cheap hotels in Rockhampton can be found around the Australian summer months of November through to February.

Destination Routes

Etihad Offices in Australia

Sydney, Australia
Level 36
Aurora Place
88 Phillip St, NSW 2000
1300 532 215
sydtkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays
Brisbane, Australia
Under Road Offices, Level 1
Brisbane International Terminal
Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
1300 532 215
bnetkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am?? 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Melbourne, Australia
Level 25
140 William Street
VIC 3000
1300 532 215
meltkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays