Rockhampton is the gateway to nearby Great Keppel Island and the perfect base for backpackers to experience the Australia outback. Ask about farm stays, Great Keppel packages, cave tours or visits to the gem fields and crocodile farm. Visit a local cattle sale or rodeo.
- Visit the Botanical Gardens and Zoo.
- Head to the rodeo at the Great Western Hotel on Wednesday and Friday nights. Free courtesy bus drop off from Rockhampton YHA.
- Take a walking tour along the river and historic Quay Street.
- Visit the Tropic of Capricorn Spire at the Visitor Information Centre on Gladstone Road.