Rockhampton

Rockhampton's charming historical architecture has captured the hearts of visitors for many decades. Founded in 1853, the city is home to heritage post offices, historic streetscapes, majestic cathedrals and quaint homes. The Rockhampton Heritage Village is an active township museum where you'll be able to step back in time and discover the region's rich history.

You're guaranteed to get a great steak in Rockhampton because it happens to be the Beef Capital of Australia. You'll find six bull statues dotted around town representing the main breeds of the area - as well as the biggest stud-selling venue in the Southern Hemisphere - Gracemere Saleyards, which boasts the largest throughput of export beef cattle in Queensland. For a true spectacle, be sure to check out the weekly rodeo at the back of the pub at the Great Western Hotel.

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Mount Archer National Park with its spectacular range of native plants and wildflowers. The mountain itself is 604 metres above sea level and offers glorious views of Rockhampton and the coast. The Capricorn Caves, located 23 kilometres north of the city, are a series of magnificent limestone caves that are definitely worth a visit. For aboriginal history, head to the Dreamtime Cultural Centre, set in some 30 acres of natural bushland on Ancient Tribal Sites.

Pack a picnic rug and enjoy a lazy afternoon in the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. Over 130 years old, the site was recently heritage listed. The Rockhampton Zoo is located within the botanic gardens and is another interesting place to take the family during your holiday.

Rockhampton
Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Queensland
Australia

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Port Douglas Carnivale

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26 May 2017
Port Douglas Carnivale is an annual celebration of the tropics where you can "Taste. Watch. Dance. Play" in nature's playground over four days and nights of fabulous events and activities. Celebrating its 22nd year, Port Douglas Carnivale features local and international performers and producers showcasing the region's spectacular tropical lifestyle and location.
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11 March 2017
The inaugural Port Douglas Rugby Sevens was run in 2011 and has since grown to be one of the leading Sevens events on the rugby calendar. As we celebrate the elevation of Rugby Sevens to an Olympic sport, there has been interest from local, interstate and international teams.
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11 August 2017
Taste Port Douglas is Far North Queensland's annual premier food, beverage and restaurant festival. Long regarded as one of the best holiday destinations in the country, Port Douglas is also considered the culinary highlight of the region, home to a thriving restaurant and food industry.

Port Douglas Race Week

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17 May 2017
A week of racing, entertainment and cuisine held in tropical Port Douglas and the surrounding waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. A multi-division racing event that sails around Low Isle, Snapper Island and famous Four Mile beach.
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