The bustling hub of Rockhampton boasts authentic and easy going country hospitality, as well as cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining and a wide range of entertainment options and nightlife. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is renowned for its elegant streetscapes with majestic sandstone buildings and has a lot of history for visitors to explore.
Experience the regions abundant restaurants, cafes and bars and be prepared to open your mind to a startling array of dining options that rival any capital city!
The trendy dining, alfresco areas and great atmosphere of the CBD offers ultimate variety in eating out – great food, iconic heritage buildings, river views, cocktail bars, club, pubs framed by the spectacular fairy lights that line East Street. The relaxed atmosphere of our city lends to venues being accessible to families and groups of all ages. Complementing our local establishments are a number of national and international fast food chains and restaurants.
Stay a while on the Capricorn Coast
A short 30 minute drive from Rockhampton and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful community of Yeppoon. The Capricorn Coast is exciting, diverse and breathtakingly beautiful. tretching a lazy 95 kilometres from Stanage Bay to the mouth of the Fitzroy River and is populated by a series of coastal communities ranging from fishing havens, rainforest retreats, scenic sweet spots and old school, Central Queensland-style seaside villages.
The main accessible island is Great Keppel Island and ferries depart most days to from Pier One, Rosslyn Bay and Keppel Bay Marina. There are also a number of charters, and full day cruises, sailing adventures, and extended tour options are also available from Keppel Bay Marina.
Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers an affordable Southern Great Barrier Reef holiday for everyone – singles, couples, families and groups. It offers the only restaurant and bar facility on Great Keppel Island, catering for day visitors and those who wish to experience an island holiday in a range of accommodation, including fully self contained cabins, ensuited cabins, bunkhouses and budget tents.
Visitor Information Centre
The Tropic of Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre:
Ph: 4936 8000
Gladstone Road, Rockhampton 4700
Opening Hours – Monday-Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am to 3.00pm
The Capricorn Food & Wine Festival has events happening at prime locations in Rockhampton. Click on a location below to find out more.