Rockhampton attractions things to do & see on holiday.
Known as the Beef Capital of Australia, Rockhampton is certainly a place to enjoy cowboy charm. However, a holiday to this town on the Capricorn Coast will also shower you with beautiful weather, quality fishing, exciting outdoor adventures and a friendly and lively social scene. With DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's vast selection of special discounts on Rockhampton holidays, you may decide to keep your cowboy boots on a little longer.
If you are a history buff, a holiday to Rockhampton is sure to please; visit the headquarters of the Rockhampton Historical Society at Old Borough Chamber or take the Heritage Route which features preserved or restored architecture; on Quay Street you will discover Victorian-era buildings that date back to Rockhampton's heyday of gold and copper mining.
You may be surprised to discover that this large country town has a vibrant art and culture scene, being the proud birth place to many celebrated artists. The town features Pilbeam Theatre and associated theatres, many art galleries such as the Rockhampton City Art Gallery and the Walter Reid Art Centre which houses actors, weavers, sewers, musicians and artists. Being that you are spending your holiday in Australia's beef capital, it goes without saying that Rockhampton offers a fine selection of steaks, ribs and burgers as well as seafood on the coast and a variety of other fares.
Enjoy the beautiful natural wonders of the Rockhampton region while on holiday; in town you will find the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy River for rowing, fishing and other water sports; further afield is Mt Archer National Park which makes for a great day trip. Capricorn Caves are limestone caves originated in an ancient coral reef and today are a maze of small tunnels and larger chambers; keen adventure seekers can take a tour to spelunk, shimmy and climb their way through tunnels and rock chimneys. The award-winning Dreamtime Aboriginal Cultural Centre is only five minutes north of Rockhampton by car; a meandering trail highlights the different medicinal and edible plants of the area. Rockhampton is also a great gateway for seeing Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island.
It is the beef capital of Australia and a rather rugged cowboy town but Rockhampton has a lot more to offer than burgers and bull riding. Perched on Queensland's Capricorn Coast, Rockhampton offer travellers rich culture, generous sunshine and a superb base from which to explore the amazing, tropical north. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's exclusive Holiday Packages allow the ability to custom-build the ideal vacation, bundling convenient flights, centrally located accommodation, tours and even exciting bonus offers that will add more value to your next getaway. Book online now and start looking forward to your Rockhampton holiday sooner.
You may be surprised to discover that this large country town has a vibrant art and culture scene, being the proud birth place to many celebrated artists. With a Rockhampton Art and Culture Holiday Package you will be able to select the right flights and comfortable accommodation located in the most vibrant precincts of town all at a price you can certainly smile about. The town features Pilbeam Theatre and associated theatres, many art galleries such as the Rockhampton City Art Gallery and the Walter Reid Art Centre which houses actors, weavers, sewers, musicians and artists. Being that you are spending your holiday in Australia's beef capital, it goes without saying that Rockhampton offers a fine selection of steaks, ribs and burgers as well as seafood on the coast and a variety of other fares. Wander throughout town as dining options are scattered throughout, and don't be afraid to stop by a hotel or resort as many offer quality restaurants and cafe options. Depending on when you decide to visit you may be lucky enough to be in Rockhampton during one of the colourful festivals such as the Big River Jazz Festival and the Rocky Swapmeet.
Situated in the lush, sweltering corner of the Capricorn Coast, Rockhampton is also an ideal holiday destination for those who think a vacation is best spent outside exploring. In town you will discover the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy River which is perfect for rowing, fishing and other water sports to fill your days. Sitting just off the Capricorn Coast from Rockhampton is the beautiful Great Keppel Island. Plan a day trip and enjoy exploring the fringing coral gardens, turquoise waters and sun drenched beaches. Keppel features a lush interior of bush lands and abundant native wildlife that can easily be investigated along the many winding walking trails available to visitors. A full and exciting holiday like this can be easy to plan and surprisingly affordable with the aid of a Rockhampton Outdoor Adventure Package from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA. Simply select flights that coordinated with your desired time of travel and choose from a huge range of exclusive holiday package which include accommodation, tours, car hire and even value-packed bonus offers.