Central Queensland Livestock Exchange


The largest livestock saleyards in the southern hemisphere, the CQLX, known traditionally as Gracemere Saleyards, comes alive on Friday mornings, when the biggest bovine bourse is held. Gracemere is 12km southwest of Rockhampton.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Rockhampton attractions

1. Botanic Gardens

4.45 MILES

These Heritage-listed gardens, begun in 1873, are a beautiful escape from often-sweltering Rockhampton, with tropical and subtropical rainforest,…

2. Tropic of Capricorn

5.17 MILES

Straddle the Tropic of Capricorn at the visitor centre on Gladstone Rd – it's marked by a huge spire.

3. Archer Park Rail Museum

6.36 MILES

Housed in a handsome heritage-listed railway station dating to 1899, this museum is a labour of love, telling the station’s story through photographs,…

4. Rockhampton Art Gallery


Founded in 1967, this great regional gallery owns an impressive collection of modernist Australian paintings, including works by Russell Drysdale, Arthur…

5. Quay Street

6.61 MILES

This historic streetscape, where grand sandstone Victorian-era buildings face the broad Fitzroy River, is Rockhampton's most beautiful area. You can pick…

6. Kershaw Gardens

7.41 MILES

Just north of the Fitzroy River, this excellent botanical park showcases Australian native plants and is a great spot for a picnic or play with the kids…

7. Dreamtime Cultural Centre

10.07 MILES

The stories of the local Darumbal people and Torres Straits islanders are well-conveyed here. Self-guide through exhibits such as 'The Vanishing Culture…

8. Rockhampton Heritage Village

10.52 MILES

A great place to break up a road trip, the Heritage Village is 11 hectares of relocated and replica buildings from the 1850s to the 1950s. Offering a…