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…
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.
Museum in Rockhampton

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 rema…
Gardens in Rockhampton

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.
Street in Rockhampton

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…
Mountain in Rockhampton

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.
Landmark in Rockhampton

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.