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Rockhampton Zoo

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Discover more than 60 species of native and exotic animals at Rockhampton Zoo! Come and meet the newest member of their chimpanzee family, baby Capri who was born in February 2018, or stop by the Australian Wetlands zone to marvel over their giant saltwater crocodile 'The Colonel'.

Pilbeam Theatre

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
The Pilbeam Theatre is the focal point of a variety of national, international and local entertainment throughout the year including drama, dance, music, comedy and more. Named after Rockhampton's former long-serving mayor, RBJ Pilbeam, the Pilbeam Theatre is located on the corner of Victoria Parade and Cambridge Streets, Rockhampton, overlooking the Fitzroy River.

Great Western Hotel

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
From AU$0 - 100
Established in 1862, Rockhampton’s iconic Great Western Hotel has a rich history not only as an iconic Hotel and award winning Steakhouse, but also an entertainment venue. Renowned for bringing thrilling events such as rodeos, professional bull riding and and headline music acts to Central Queensland.

Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park

Wycarbah, Rockhampton Area
From AU$25 - 35
Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park, 36 kilometres west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway is an internationally known destination for thunderegg fossicking. Thundereggs or 'volcanic birthstones' are crystalline formations that occur when gas bubbles in molten lava solidify on cooling.

Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
From AU$17.50 - 20.00
Miners Heritage is Australia's largest Underground Walk-In Sapphire Mine Tour. Visit the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields and take an informative 40 minute guided Mine Tour, which is suitable for all ages.

Mount Morgan Historical Railway Museum

Mount Morgan, Rockhampton Area
From AU$5.50 - 6.50
The Mount Morgan Railway Museum is a 'must do' on the Mount Morgan Golden List of things to do and see. Step back in time and experience how life and travel used to be. Through audio-visual displays and 3D presentation, experience travel of the past and feel what it was like aboard the old 'rack' system, hauling trains up the steep inclines of the Razorback in the 1800s.

Archer Park Rail Museum

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$6.80 - 9.50
Archer Park Rail Museum contains many exhibitions associated with railways and the Rockhampton Council Tramways from 1899. Rollingstock, including the Purrey Steam Tram, and rail memorabilia have been collected from a variety of sources including private collectors, former rail workers, the "Friends of Archer Park", and Queensland Rail.

Rockhampton Art Gallery

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Situated along the Fitzroy River in the heart of Central Queensland, Rockhampton Art Gallery was established in 1967. The Gallery’s permanent collection tracks Australia’s modernist movement and with artworks by luminaries such as Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, John Brack and Fred Williams amounts to one of the most significant collections in regional Australia.

Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$20 - 30
At Cooberrie Park, you can cuddle a Koala, hold a Crocodile, Snake or Lizard, play with Birds, interact with playful Monkeys and hand feed Kangaroos! Located just just 28 minutes from Rockhampton and 15 minutes from Yeppoon Beach.

Gracemere Exhibition Complex

Gracemere, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
The Gracemere Saleyards, located eight kilometres west of Rockhampton, began operations in 1953.The saleyards hosts the world's largest stud sale (Brahman Week) and Australia's biggest horse sale (National Quarter Horse Sale).
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