Attractions

Top Choice Cave in Rockhampton & Around

Capricorn Caves

A rare acoustic and visual treat is found deep beneath the Berserker Range 24km north of Rockhampton near the Caves township. The most popular one-hour tour includes a classical music recording and, around mid-morni…
Top Choice Gardens in Rockhampton & Around

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 zone of tranquillity, there's a cafe (o…
Cultural Centre in Rockhampton & Around

Dreamtime Cultural Centre

The story of the local Dharumbal people is well conveyed in this easily accessible insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and history. The excellent 90-minute tours are hands on – throw your own…
Street in Rockhampton & Around

Quay Street

In town, wander down this historic streetscape, with its grand sandstone Victorian-era buildings dating back to the gold-rush days. You can pick up leaflets that map out walking trails around Rockhampton from the vi…
Gardens in Rockhampton & Around

Kershaw Gardens

Just north of the Fitzroy River, this excellent botanical park is devoted to Australian native plants. Its attractions include artificial rapids, a rainforest area, a fragrant garden and heritage architecture.
Gallery in Rockhampton & Around

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 are also on display.
Mountain in Rockhampton & Around

Mt Archer

This mountain (604m) has walking trails weaving through eucalypts and rainforest abundant in wildlife. A brochure to the park is available from the visitor centres.
Museum in Rockhampton & Around

Heritage Village

A great place to break up a road trip, especially with kids, the Heritage Village is an active museum of replica historic buildings with townsfolk at work in period garb. The classrooms, garages and reconstructed sh…
Museum in Rockhampton & Around

Archer Park Rail Museum

This museum is housed in a former train station built in 1899. Through photographs and displays it tells the station’s story, and that of the unique Purrey steam tram. Take a ride on the restored tram – the only rem…
Landmark in Rockhampton & Around

Tropic of Capricorn

Attitude on the latitude! Straddle the tropic of Capricorn at the visitor centre on Gladstone Rd; it's marked by a huge spire.