Rockhampton Australia

Rockhampton is known as the Beef Capital of Australia.

Rockhampton Australia is a large country town with all the modern city facilities, near the coast of central Queensland.

The town is on Fitzroy River - not the coast.
Criterion Hotel, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, Pacific
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Things to See and Do in Town
Rockhampton is known for its beautiful historical buildings and many, such as the Old Customs House, are found along Quay Street at the river front. Further north are the Riverside Park and Pilbeam Theatre and Art Gallery. A few blocks back are Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum, and Walter Reid Cultural Centre. North of the river are Kershaw Gardens.
North of the city centre are the famous Heritage Village and Dreamtime Cultural Centre. South are the Botanic Gardens, Rockhampton Zoo and Tropic of Capricorn Spire Monument. And east is Mount Archer with cooler temperatures and great views over the city and the coast.

Koala Eating, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Things to See and Do Outside the Town
North of the town are the amazing Capricorn Caves. South west are Mount Morgan - a great historical mining town; Mt Hay - if you're more into gemstones; and Gracemere - the largest cattle saleyards in the Southern Hemisphere.

And east, of course, is the coast with Emu Park, Yeppoon and Rosslyn Bay. Just off the coast is Great Keppel Island and you can also take trips to the Great Barrier Reef.

Tourists Boarding Large Catamaran on Beach Near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, Pacific
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Accommodation in Rockhampton Australia
Places to stay in Rockhampton include apartments such as Alexandra Executive Apartments, The Edge Luxury Apartment Hotel; hotels such as Denison Botique Hotel, Leichhardt Hotel, Rockhampton Plaza Hotel, Sundowner Rockhampton, Travelodge Rockhampton and Villa Capri, and caravan parks such as Discovery Holiday Park. 

And there are a fair few motels such as Ambassador Motel, Best Western Cattle City Motor Inn, Best Western Regency on Albert, Castle Court Motor Inn, Citywalk Motor Inn, Comfort Inn, Fitzroy Motor Inn, Glenmore Palms Motel, Motel 98, Motel Lodge Rockhampton, Quality Inn Centre Point, Rocky Resort Motor Inn, The Bridge Motor Inn, Tropical Gateway Motor Inn and True Blue Motor Inn.

Traditional Architecture, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, Pacific
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Here's a map of the town. You can double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.

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