Local Area Information

Rockhampton is the largest city in the Fitzroy River Basin. It sits just north of the Tropic of Capricorn and is 640km north of Brisbane.  The heart of Rockhampton is 40km upstream from the mouth of the Fitzroy River. The city has a spectacular riverside setting, with dining and accommodation options overlooking the Fitzroy River.

Rockhampton experiences over 300 days of sunshine each year, this gives visitors the opportunity to undertake an abundance of outdoor activities. Popular attractions include Riverbank Parklands, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Fitzroy River and the Capricorn Coast, including Yeppoon, Emu Park, Byfield National Park and Great Keppel Island.


Rockhampton is home to 8 shopping centres, all of which include national major tenants and retail outlets. All shopping centres have 7-day trading.

  • Allenstown Square
  • City Centre Plaza
  • East Street Mall
  • Farm Street Marketplace
  • Frenchville Shopping Centre
  • Northside Plaza
  • Red Hill Homemaker Centre
  • Stockland Rockhampton

Rockhampton and Yeppoon also offer a variety of local markets on weekends including: Kern Arcade markets, Yeppoon Community markets, Fig Tree markets and the Causeway Lake markets. Please see capricornholidays.com.au/events/markets for more information on times and locations.

How to get to Rockhampton

From Brisbane, Rockhampton is an 8-hour drive, one hour flight or 10-hour train ride. For more information on transportation options please visit the following websites:

Rockhampton also offers bus and taxi services for easy transportation around the city. For more information please visit:


The Edge Apartment Hotel
102 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Ph. 07 4930 1000

Discovery Parks Rockhampton
394 Yaamba Rd, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Ph. 07 49263822

Riverside Tourist Park
2 Reaney Street, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Ph. 07 4922 3779

For more accommodation options, please visit capricornholidays.com.au