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Rockhampton has a real authentic feel to it - it's a farming town and makes no apology for it. There are some attractions here, including the very attractive Rockhampton Botanic Gardens with its own mini conservation zoo, and the Rockhampton Art Gallery.

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  • Christmas on east coast?
    We are travelling from Cairns to Brisbane in December. We should be somewhere between Airlie Beach and Rockhampton but don't know where exactly to spend Christmas. We would like to stop somewhere nice /comfortable for couple of days. We would prefer somewhere with a bit of life, nice hotels ...

  • East Coast Help... hostels?
    Your suggestions sound pretty sensible. Some folk on here also recommend Magnetic Island off Townsville. I like Cape Tribulation north of Cairns, smashing rainforest. I also liked Rockhampton, for the wild-west feel, the gardens and the beef. At Cairns stayed at Geckos which was pretty quiet and laid ...

  • Outback!!!!!! Adelaide to Bowen
    Ok, what about this route? Anyone? Adelaide to Mildura Mildura to Forbes Forbes to Goondiwindi Goodiwindi to Rockhampton Cheers, Chris T ...

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  • Rockhampton
    It was an early morning as we caught the ferry back to the main land. It was a long drive as he headed for Rockhampton. Not really much to say about Rockhampton other than the Tropic of Capricorn passes through it (which means the humidity increases significantly. Not fun), and Rockhampton is also ...
    Posted in Ryan's Journey to New Zealand by Lutzy

  • Rockhampton
    We drove to Rockhampton and got into a campsite which was literally at the side of a river with a warning sign stating that croc's live on and around the banks! The site we were designated just so ...
    Posted in Backpacking Asia and Australasia by NicChris

  • Rockhampton
    Sunday 23 March 2014 Busked at the Rockhampton Arcade Market in the morning. Then checked out a few Sunday Sessions in town. Monday 24 March 2014 Drove into Yeppoon, Roslyn Bay and Emu Park. We checked out Byfield National Park for camping. It is frustrating .. can't swim in the ocean because ...
    Posted in Mike and Wendy's Gap Year by jamison 2014

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