Rockhampton, Great Barrier Reef
A vibrant, pituresque city.

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Rockhampton is situated on the Fitzroy River (pictured below), and lies 40 kilometres inland from the beautiful Capricorn Coast beaches. The City is surrounded by the Berserker Ranges and Mount Archer, posing an impressive backdrop for the vibrant City centre, coast and the outback beyond.

Photo: The Fitzroy River snakes its way towards Rockhampton

Founded in 1853, the majesty of Rockhampton’s historical architecture has captured the hearts of visitors for decades. Many fine public and private buildings, including the Customs House, old Post Office, Cathedrals, banks, business houses and homes, are constant reminders of the city with an exciting background. The listing of Quay Street facing the river as an historic streetscape that is unique in Australia.

Rising out of Rockhampton’s north-eastern suburbs, Mt Archer National Park provides magnificent views of the city, and showcases a spectacular range of native Australian flora and fauna.

Frazer Park at the summit of Mt Archer is approximately 604 meters above sea level. Six bull statues representing the main breeds of the area are situated throughout Rockhampton in recognition of Rockhampton’s Beef Capital of Australia title.

Gracemere Saleyards, on the outskirts of Rockhampton, handle the largest throughput of export beef cattle in Queensland, and is the largest stud-selling venue in the Southern Hemisphere. Public are welcome. Experience the country in the city at the Great Western Hotel, which holds weekly rodeos at the back of the pub. Rockhampton Heritage Village is an active township museum where visitors can experience Rockhampton’s rich and colourful history.

You could also visit the Dreamtime Cultural Centre, set in some 30 acres of natural bushland on Ancient Tribal Sites. Just 23 kilometres north of Rockhampton on Highway One is Capricorn Caverns, magnificent limestone caves.

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens are regarded as one of the best provincial gardens in Australia. Recently heritage-listed, the Rockhampton Gardens are 130 years old. Located within the Botanic Gardens, the Rockhampton Zoo is home to a diverse range of animals.

Rockhampton Hotels and Accommodation

Rockhampton has many great hotels and resorts, perfect of a romantic getaway, weekend escape or family vacation. See a full list of over 40 Hotels in Rockhampton where you can check availability and compare pricing.

Rockhampton Motels

A1 Motel North
30 Main Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4922 4251

A1 Motel South
134 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 4944

Albert Court Motel
Albert St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 7433

Ambassador Motor Inn
Yaamba Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4928 2222

Archer Park Motel
39 Albert St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 9266

Bridge Motel
Cnr Albert & Bolsover Sts Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 7488

Cambridge Hotel/Motel
Cnr Bolsover & Cambridge Sts Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4922 3006

Castle Court Motor Inn
75 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 5377

Cattle City Motor Inn
139 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 7811

Central Park Motel
224 Murray St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 2333

Centre Point Motor Inn
131 Bruce Hwy Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 8844

Charlton Lodge
Bruce Hwy Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4928 2066

Citywalk Motor Inn Rockhampton
Cnr Campbell & William Sts Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4922 6009

Country Comfort Inn
86 Victoria Pde Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 9933, 1800 065 064

Country Lodge Motor Inn
112 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 8866

Criterion Hotel/Motel
Quay St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4922 1225

David Motel
209 Musgrave St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 4333

Duthies Leichhardt Hotel
Bolsover St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 6733

Fitzroy Motor Inn
72 Fitzroy St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 9255

Fortland Leichhardt Hotel
cnr Denham & Bolsover Sts Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 6733

Glenmore Palms Motel
520 Bruce Hwy Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4926 1144

Golden Fountain Motel
166 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 1055

Gracemere Motor Inn
O’Shanessy St Gracemere Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4933 2233

Grosvenor Hotel/Motel (National Trust)
Cnr Quay & Fitzroy Sts Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 1777

Mamelon Lodge Bed & Breakfast
329 Hobler Ave Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4928 8484

Motel 98
98 Victoria Pde Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 5322

Motel Lodge
100 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4922 5726

Oasis Motel
Bruce Hwy Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4928 2999

Parkhurst Motel
Bruce Hwy Parkhurst Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4936 1126

Porky¹s Motel
141 George St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 8100

Regency on Albert Street Motel
Cnr Albert & Campbell Sts Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4922 6222

Rockhampton Court Motor Inn
78 George St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 8277

Simpsons Motel
156 George St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 7800

Sun Palm Hotel/Motel
160 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 4900

The David Motel
209 Musgrave Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 4333

Travellers Motor Inn
110 George St Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 7900

Tropical Gateway Motor Inn
122 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4927 8822

Tropical Wanderer Holiday Village Motel
Bruce Hwy Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4926 3822

True Blue Motor Inn
Bruce Hwy Parkhurst Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4936 1777

Wintersun Motel
Bruce Hwy Rockhampton Queensland 4700
Telephone: (07) 4928 8722

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