Rockhampton’s Top Photo Opportunities

Think you know Rockhampton? How many items have you ticked off this list?

Rockhampton has captured our hearts, and we think it’ll capture yours too. Filled to the brim with little known secrets, you don’t have to travel far around Rockhampton to stumble across some truly stunning photo opportunities. We’ve listed a few below of our favourites below.

First up is The Capricorn Spire, which sits right on the Tropic of Capricorn. Have one foot in the tropics and the other in the temperate zone. You can find out more information at the  Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre (176 Gladstone Road Rockhampton QLD 4700).

As Rockhampton is the Beef Capital of Australia, your visit wouldn’t be complete without a photo with one of the six Bull statues. Each bull statue represents one of the major breeds from the region. *Please take care and follow road safety advice when snapping a selfie. Pick up a map of all the Bull Statue Locations from the Visitor Information Centre, or visit check out our handy Beef Capital Itinerary!

Industry not your thing? Then make your way to Rockhampton’s Riverside, as it has since undergone a major revitalisation. Part of this revitalisation is the grand stairs leading from the banks of the Fitzroy River up to the entrance of Customs House. Quay Street, Rockhampton

Sunset at the top of Mount Archer is absolutely stunning! With gorgeous flora, a tree walk, the river and orange skies in the background, this is a must for all visitors. You’ll find the entrance at Frazer Park, Pilbeam Drive, Mount Archer.

Continuing the romantic theme, book a ride around Rockhampton’s CBD in Capricorn Carriage’s horse drawn vintage carriage. With the fairy lights and historical buildings surrounding you, it will feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. 

Head to the Arthur Timms Lookout on the way to Mount Morgan and get a great photo with the Historic Mount Morgan Mine in the background, and the signpost of how far to different cities around the world. If you want to continue exploring, Mount Morgan is only a 40 minute drive away. Want to know the best stops along the way? Check out our Mount Morgan Itinerary!

Everyone loves a waterfall! Kershaw Gardens Waterfall is stunning and looks great in photos during the day, or at night time when the lights are turned on.

This quirky little local secret is worth a visit. A soul tree with soles, or a sole tree with souls. Find out for yourself at 2 Fiddes street, Port Curtis Road.

Riverside Waterfall is a bit unique and droplets of water say ‘I heart Rocky’. See if you can capture just the right moment in time for this to be in your photo. You’ll find this Riverside, on Quay Street.

Wander through Rockhampton Zoo and find the Gorilla statue. While there are no Gorillas at the Zoo, this statue is a must have photo for your visit. Want to explore and shop around Rockhampton? Check which favourites made our Stop, Shop & Explore list!

There is so much to see, do, and capture in Rockhampton. If you’re just visiting, and want to see more highlights of Northern Queensland, be sure to check out the Northern Highlights of Leichhardt Highway. Similarly, if you’re planning a road trip along the east coast, there’s no better place to finish than Rocky. If you’re coming or going from Sydney, you’ll want to checkout Australia’s Country Way.