Rockhampton is a city and local government area in Queensland, Australia. The city lies on the Fitzroy River, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the river mouth, and some 600 kilometres (370 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane.
The 2011 census recorded the Rockhampton urban area with a population of 61,724 people. Rockhampton hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the central part of the state.
Rockhampton experiences over 300 days of sunshine each year, which lends itself to tourism activities all year round and an abundance of outdoor activities. Popular attractions include Riverbank Parklands, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Fitzroy River; the Capricorn Coast, the coastal strip between Yeppoon and Emu Park and Great Keppel Island, a large neighbouring island off the Capricorn Coast, the vast majority of which is national park.
Rockhampton is home to 7 shopping centres, all of which include national major tenants and retail outlets.
- City Centre Plaza
- Allenstown Plaza
- East Street Mall
- Farm Street Marketplace
- Northside Plaza
- Red Hill Homemaker Centre
- Stockland Rockhampton
How to get to Rockhampton
Rockhampton is just a one hour flight, 8-hour drive or 10-hour train ride from Brisbane
For information on flights, visit one of the following service providers:
For information on Rockhampton’s bus service, visit www.sunbus.com.au
For information on Rockhampton’s taxi service, visit www.rockycabs.com.au
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Central Park Motel
224 Murray Street, Rockhampton Q 4700
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Cnr Albert & Alma Streets, Rockhampton Q 4700
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Kalka Palms Hotel
187 Lakes Creek Road, North Rockhampton Q 4701
Ph: (07) 49 28 5666