Rockhampton Tourism

Rockhampton proves that good things do indeed come in small packages. The town manages to be busy an idyllic at once, delivering a lively crowd that nonetheless take time out for more peaceful excursions into the wild. The locals call the place Rocky, and so shall we. Here’s why you should visit:

Adventure Sports! The Zoo and the crocodile farm are only a part of the fun. Whether you’re abseiling in the Capricorn Caves, or trekking the Mount Archer trail, Rocky’s delights is going to shake down your pounds.

History! Rocky is one of Queensland’s oldest towns, and the city takes great pains to preserve that heritage. The Dreamtime Cultural Centre focusing on the Aborigines, and the Rockhampton Heritage Village focusing on the city itself go a long way in telling the story of how and why Australia developed.

Essential travel information and Rockhampton tips for your visit

  • Call the city Rocky.
  • Be ready to pay for an entire round of drinking at least, if you go to a pub.
  • Restaurant bills are usually split if dinner isn't the romantic variety.
  • Don't dress too colourfully or brashly.
  • Do not crack racist jokes.
  • Don't be offended if someone cracks a joke at your “expense”.
  • Know the pollution level of Rockhampton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Rockhampton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rockhampton.

    • Burglary and Theft 65.63 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 71.88 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.88 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 39.46 (Low)
    • Climate Index 94.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rockhampton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.49 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.84 USD

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