With a name like Rockhampton, you know you’re in for a rocking good time. “Rocky”, as the locals lovingly call their home, got its start as a cattle town and today is one of the oldest cities in Queensland. You can still chow down on a big, juicy steak or stroll past some Victorian homes, but the city has definitely changed a bit.
Besides being an awesome place to visit on its own, Rocky is also your gateway to Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island, along with the Great Barrier Reef. Mount one of Wotif’s Rockhampton care hire options like a cowboy and ride off into the sunset.
What do you call any street in Rockhampton? Rocky Road! But these byways lead you to far more than just delicious chocolate. They’ll take you all the way up to Mount Archer for some pretty neat views of the city.
Want to see some wildlife? Then steer your Rockhampton car rental toward the Rockhampton Zoo and Botanical Gardens. They have it all, from cuddly-looking koalas to bouncing kangaroos to giant banyan figs.
And how about some local history? Check out the Rockhampton Heritage Village and Dreamtime Cultural Centre to learn about the area’s Western and Aboriginal past. Then head to your Rockhampton accommodation and rest up!
Can’t get enough rocks in Rocky? You’re in luck! Your car hire in Rockhampton is your key to spelunking at Mount Etna Cave National Park, 30km north.
For a different sort of rock, book it 300km east and hunt for treasure in The Gemfields. If that doesn’t suit you, head 40km into Yeppoon and jump on a boat to dive the Great Barrier Reef or bask in the resort life on Great Keppel Island.
When you add car rental to our Rockhampton packages, Queensland is your oyster. And also your steak. Book today and you could enjoy them both tomorrow!
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Rockhampton? Check out our Rockhampton travel guide!