Rockhampton - Do & See
In Rockhampton you will find a wide range of activities and entertainment that will please every needs and desire. Here you will find beautiful gardens, museums displaying Rockhamptons history, crocodile farms and cultural centre and much more. You will not have a boring time when staying at Rockhamptons.
Heritage Village Museum
Rockhampton Heritage Village is an active township museum where visitors can experience Rockhampton’s rich and colourful history. Just off the Bruce Highway, close to the Yeppoon turnoff. It covers 18 hectares of bushland and features a taste of Rockhampton past, with homesteads and other buildings dating back from 1850 until 1950.
Great Western Hotel
The only hotel in Australia with its own indoor rodeo ring. Live action, music and great food. Watch the amazing rodeo as you dine on the best steak in Australia. Family entertainment in a traditional pub setting.
Archer Park Station and Steam Train Museum
The museum tells the story of the development and history of rail-based transportation in Rockhampton, and is set in the 100-year-old Archer Park Rail Station. The principle attraction at the museum is the fully restored Purrey Steam Tram, which still operates every Sunday. The station also features a revolutionary digital soundscape system that provides an audio interpretation for the entire site to create a unique visitor experience.
Koorana Crocodile Farm
Whether you want to see a crocodile that weighs over three-quarters of a tonne or just to see a baby croc hatch out of its egg, Koorana Crocodile Farm has it all. You can try crocodile meat or buy products made from the highest quality crocodile skin. Koorana Crocodile Farm and Restaurant offers the visitor tours daily at 10:30am and 1pm.
Mig Jet Adventures
Dream no longer, the ultimate adrenalin rush is here. The MIG-15 appeals to those adrenalin junkies who can handle flying in excess of 1,000 km/hr and reaching 8 positive and 5 negative G forces. Ride the MIG-15 fighter jet for an exciting experience that won’t be forgotten.
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
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 wide range of animals.
Opened in 1988, it is a natural bush environment with plenty of native plants. Look out for the impressive waterfall.
Dreamtime Cultural Centre
Australia’s largest Aboriginal Cultural Centre set in natural bushland. Facilities include the Bimbi artefacts shop, kiosk, conference rooms, Torres Strait Islander Complex, theatre, park area for picnics and many exhibitions. Guided tours depart from Monday to Friday 10:30am and 1pm.