Rockhampton provides fast access to the Capricornia Coast, but also features many enticing landmarks itself, including an iconic botanic garden park, and the nearby Mt Archer National Park. Spending a few days in the ‘beef capital of Australia’ is perfect for families, and those just looking to unwind.
Visitors will find most Rockhampton hotels in the central business district, which sits to the south of the Fitzroy River. Some of the more up-market accommodation options in the CBD are designed for both business and pleasure travellers.
Hotels In Rockhampton
The more expensive hotels in Rockhampton primarily include high-end serviced apartment complexes. The central shopping and dining scene are usually just a short distance away. These styles of accommodation are popular for long-stay tourists, so making reservations are recommended before arriving into the city.
The A1, which is also known as the Bruce Highway, dissects the city of Rockhampton. Along this road, leading into and out of the city centre, lay a large number of motels and roadside inns, which tend to cater for overnight guests. They generally offer standby rates, and bookings are not usually required, but are advised. These motels are comfortable and clean, with surprisingly impressive services and amenities, despite their modest rates.
There is an alternative to staying in a Rockhampton hotel. Tourists may also choose to stay in the more ‘touristy’ beach getaways close to the city, such as Yeppoon and Emu Park. These towns offer a beach-front escape, within close proximity to Central Queensland’s premier reef islands too, less than 45 minutes from ‘Rocky’. See a full list of over 40 Hotels in Rockhampton where you can check availability and compare pricing.