Top Choice Gardens in Rockhampton

Botanic Gardens

Just south of town, these gardens are a beautiful oasis, with tropical and subtropical rainforest, landscaped gardens and lily-covered lagoons. The formal Japanese garden is a zen-zone of tranquillity, there's a caf…
Gallery in Rockhampton

Rockhampton Art Gallery

Boasting an impressive collection of Australian paintings, this gallery includes works by Sir Russell Drysdale and Sir Sidney Nolan. Contemporary Indigenous artists also on display.
Cultural Centre in Rockhampton

Dreamtime Cultural Centre

An easily accessible insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and history. The excellent 90-minute tours (10.30am & 1pm) are hands on (throw your own boomerangs!) and appeal to all ages. About…
Cave in Around Rockhampton

Capricorn Caves

In the Berserker Range, 24km north of Rockhampton near the Caves township, the amazing Capricorn Caves are not to be missed. These ancient caves honeycomb a limestone ridge, and on a guided tour through the caverns …
Gallery in Byfield

Nob Creek Pottery

Nob Creek Pottery is a working pottery and gallery nestled in leafy rainforest. The gallery showcases hand-blown glass, woodwork and jewellery; the handmade ceramics are outstanding.
Mine in Gem Fields

Miners Heritage Walk-in Mine

Just beyond Rubyvale is this walk-in mine. Informative 30-minute underground tours, in which you descend into a maze of tunnels 18m beneath the surface, are available here throughout the day. Tours usually start at …
Museum in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770

Miriam Vale Historical Society Museum

The museum displays extracts from Cook’s journal and the original telescope from the first lighthouse built on the Queensland coast.
Gardens in Gladstone

Toondoon Botanic Gardens

More than 80 hectares of rainforest, lakes and Australian native plants. There’s a visitor centre, an orchid house, and free guided tours between February and November. About 7km south of town.
Historic Site in Gladstone

Calliope River Historical Village

If you are in the area, market days (8am to 1pm, seven times a year; ask the visitor centre or see website for dates) at the Calliope River Historical Village, 26km south of Gladstone, are hugely popular, attracting…
Museum in Rockhampton

Heritage Village

An active museum of replica historic buildings with townsfolk at work in period garb. There’s also a visitor centre here. It's 10km north of the city centre.