Visit Rockhampton - Best of Rockhampton

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.

Rockhampton Travel Tips

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”.

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Facts and Stats for Rockhampton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Rockhampton

    Know the pollution level of Rockhampton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Rockhampton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Rockhampton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rockhampton.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.17 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 70 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.83 (High)
  • Living in Rockhampton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.84 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 25.86 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Rockhampton

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.56 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.44 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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