Comfort Inn Rockhampton

Corner Albert And Alma Streets , Rockhampton QLD 4700

Rockhampton City

Rockhampton and Surrounds

Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia is located on the Tropic of Capricorn and is the gateway to the Coast and the Outback.

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.

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Rockhampton and Surrounds: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Archer Park Rail Museum

Archer Park Rail Museum contains many exhibitions associated with railways and the Rockhampton Council Tramways from 1899. Rolling stock, including the Purrey Steam Tram, and rail memorabilia have been collected from a variety of sources including private collectors, former rail workers, the "Friends of Archer Park", and Queensland Rail. A revolutionary digital soundscape system of sound effects and commentary enhances the experience as you wind you way through the authentic exhibitions.

Purrey Steam Tram rides are available on Sundays between 10 am to 1pm and Family Fun Days are held on the fourth Sunday of April, June, August and October, where there is a gold coin entry and small fee to ride the tram for those 14 years and over. The Tram does not run between the end of November until the beginning of February.

Archer Park Rail Museum is located on the infamous Denison Street, (where the main rail runs down the centre of the street) in Rockhampton, between Archer and Cambridge Streets.

This wonderful station is sure to have items to interest for many different age groups, and truly is a rail lovers delight.

Denison Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.3K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Rockhampton Post Office

The Rockhampton Post Office, built in 1895, is a good example of Classic Revival Architecture. The interior has been modified to suit modern requirements and the two street frontages remain as originally constructed.

Key features of the building are the magnificent colonnades on both levels. There's even a central clock tower that has watched over 100 years of history pass by it.

Rockhampton is full of magnificent locations, which remind visitors of the town's history. Let the Rockhampton Post Office remind you of that history and take you back to the days of the gold rush.

East Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.3K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Walter Reid Cultural Centre

Rockhampton's premier community arts and leisure centre is home to many art, craft, music and leisure groups. Visiting the centre is a great way to make new friends and join in activities including arts and crafts workshops, movie programs, photography, pottery, woodwork and rail modelling.

The centre offers spaces for hire (gallery, auditorium, meeting rooms, rehearsal space) and an exciting public programme: Rocky Flix - contemporary World Cinema, Zteven Whitty Dance, Arabian Nights Belly Dancing, Exhibitions, Workshops, Theatre and Music Performances.

Derby Street,
Corner of East Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.5K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Central Queensland Military Museum

The Central Queensland Military Museum houses artefacts from the military history of Rockhampton and surrounding districts. It includes American Army uniforms from World War II and a room devoted entirely to Rockhampton history. The collection includes: Women at War display, Personal diaries, war photographs, Light horse memorabilia, Badges and Medals, Personal collections from Vietnam Veterans. All of the items are donated by the local community.

So come along with your family and friends and explore the past at this very well presented museum.

Tour groups and schools are welcome to come along and are catered for on request. Step back in time at the CQ Military and Artefacts Museum.

40 Archer Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.6K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Rockhampton and Surrounds: Events

Kern Arcade Markets

Held every Sunday - Visit the Arcade Markets to stock your fridge and cupboards with fresh food, and to find that perfect gift for someone, or for yourself.

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Bolsover Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.1K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

7 Rocky River Run

The 7 Rocky River Run raises funds for the Rockhampton community such as Ronald McDonald house and the prevention of youth suicide, which has been a significant issue in Rockhampton for several years. The 7 Rocky River Run has become a great tourist attraction for Rockhampton and is a major contributor to funding local community groups.

Event Dates
      28th May

Rockhampton, QLD,

Located 0.2K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Rockhampton River Festival

Rockhampton River Festival brings you delicious food from around the world, music and entertainment at every corner, beautiful winter sunshine on the banks of the river, and inspirational art for all ages. This is one of Central Queensland's signature events.

Since the Dreamtime, the indigenous Dharumbal people have congregated along the banks of the Toonooba. Rockhampton flourished in a burgeoning Queensland, with pioneers flocking to the port city on the mighty Fitzroy River dreaming of a better life. Today the river remains a place to congregate, celebrate and create. The River Festival in July brings the colourful past, creative present and bright future of Rockhampton together for a massive three day celebration.

The Rockhampton River Festival is a three day event, full of surprises boasting free entertainment, interactive arts, contemporary tunes, delicious food and great people. With more than 30,000 people expected at the festival this year, book early before accommodation sells out!

Event Dates
      14th Jul
      15th Jul
      16th Jul

Quay Lane
Rockhampton City, QLD, 4700

Located 0.3K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Luna Markets

Luna Markets is a free mini market community event held every month in Rockhampton with loads of market stalls, food, kids entertainment and music under the moonlight!

Event Dates
      31st Mar

Quay Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.3K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Capricorn Food and Wine Festival

Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is the premier event for Central Queensland and surrounding regions to showcase gourmet food and wine.

The fifth instalment of the annual Capricorn Food and Wine Festival will once again be set against the backdrop of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton. Be entertained and inspired by top chefs' demonstrations and live music from local musicians keeping revellers entertained throughout the afternoon. Over three exciting days and nights, the Festival will host signature dining experiences, food and wine master classes and interactive cooking classes. Enjoy a long lunch on Great Keppel Island, or a Champagne high tea along the riverbank. Visit, taste and learn from the food and wine exhibitors - a feast for the tastebuds.

Capricorn Food and Wine Festival 2017 - a relaxed event with an unforgettable blend of flavour, skill and entertainment.

Event Dates
      15th Sep
      16th Sep
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Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.4K from Rockhampton and Surrounds

Archer Park School Holiday Activities

Come along and join in the Archer Park School Holiday Activities. Ride the Purrey Steam Tram and have a close look at the C17 Steam loco, climb aboard restored passenger carriages. Use the antique phones and other fun activities. One adult free per child.

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      5th Apr
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51-87 Denison Street
Rockhampton, QLD, 4700

Located 0.6K from Rockhampton and Surrounds