Rockhampton, on the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland, is a town of about 80,000 people with a historic and elegant feel. It is only a one hour flight from Brisbane and the airport is a 5 minute cab ride away, making the journey there quick and easy.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEEF
Did you know Rockhampton is the Beef Capital of Australia (there are over 2 million cattle within a 250km radius!) and they hold a 'Beef Week' every three years? The town comes alive with social events, music and celebrity chefs who demonstrate all the different ways you can cook with beef.
VISIT A ZOO IN YOUR LUNCH BREAK (FOR FREE!)
Where else could you walk 5 minutes from your workplace and find yourself wandering around a zoo? Nestled within the Botanic Gardens, the Rockhampton Zoo is a great place to get up-close to koalas, emus and kangaroos. Go mid-week and you won't have to compete with any crowds. Free entry, but a gold coin donation is welcomed.
WHERE TO STAY & WHERE TO EAT
Two bright, modern and central choices would be:
Lots of food options for you to try. In the Empire Apartment Hotel building is a Ribs & Rumps (no prizes for guessing what's on the menu), an Italian called Pacino's, plus a Coffee Club. Nearby on William Street is the Ginger Mule, a tapas & cocktail bar that is famous for its steak.
LAUNCH PAD TO EXPLORE
Rockhampton is great as a launch pad to explore further afield. 30 minutes away is Yeppoon, a quirky coastal village. Grab a coffee from Cruisin' By and soak in the views of the Keppel Islands in the distance. More time on your hands? Catch a boat over to Great Keppel Island and stay for a night or two. Surrounded by clear, pristine water you will be spoiled for choice with 17 white beaches to discover.
Flights - Qantas and Virgin connect Rockhampton with Brisbane and other cities.
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