Leichhardt Highway Australia's Country Way


Set amongst the Berserker ranges and mighty ‘Toonoonba’ or Fitzroy River, get ready to discover Rockhampton’s heritage past, voyage the city’s outdoor experiences, and absorb Rockhampton’s contemporary charisma.

Booming in the 1800’s, the City of Rockhampton boasts some of Queensland’s most premier Heritage streetscapes and architecture thanks to the city’s merchant, maritime and gold rush history. Elegant and impressive heritage listed buildings and factories, swathes of lush, sub-tropical rainforest, and magnificent views of the Fitzroy River make Rockhampton truly unforgettable.

Straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, Rockhampton spoils visitors with its warm, subtropical climate and over 300 days of sunshine each year. With iconic bull statues proudly peppered around the city, it is impossible to ignore you are in the Beef Capital of Australia. With mouth-watering restaurants, cafés and pubs bursting throughout the city, you will find some of the best beef in Australia, not to mention sweet, juicy Barramundi freshly caught from the Fitzroy River – the home of the Barramundi for over 40,000 years.

Rockhampton is also a major Barramundi and Threadfin hotspot, hosting national and international competitions to catch the trophy-sized behemoths swimming in the Fitzroy River. So don’t forget to bring your fishing rod!

The city is surrounded by mountains, rivers, parks and native bushland, making it the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Mt Archer and First Turkey are the cities hiking and mountain biking meccas with unique mountain bike and walking trails. Hiking, biking, swimming or fishing in the regions bushlands and rivers are some of the best ways to explore the local wildlife, unforgettable scenery and discover the Rockhampton’s hidden gems.

Accommodation Events Attractions

Visitor Information

Phone: 1300 22 55 77
Website: Visit


Itineraries from Rockhampton

Stop, Shop and Explore Rockhampton


From Rockhampton to Rockhampton

Spend the day relaxing while exploring what Rockhampton has to offer; A free zoo, art gallery, shops and of course delectable food options!

Northern Highlights of the Leichhardt Highway


From Goondiwindi to Yeppoon

Take the fastest highway out of Melbourne to the calm beauty of the tropics.

Australia’s Country Way


From Sydney to Rockhampton

Australia's Country Way guides you to the delights and treasures that pepper the countryside of the Great Dividing Range. From Sydney to Rockhampton.

Fishing the Fitzroy

Less than 150 KM

From Fitzroy River to Port Alma

Spend time Fishing the Fitzroy River and discover why Rockhampton is now the must do fishing destination in Queensland.

Explore the “Beef Capital of Australia”

Less than 100 km

From Rockhampton to The Caves

Spend a leisurely day touring the remarkable tourist attractions the region has on offer.

Mount Morgan Explorer

83 KM

From Dululu to Rockhampton

Make your way from Dululu to Rockhampton via Mount Morgan, once home to the richest gold mine in the Southern Hemisphere!