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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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

Emerald Botanic Gardens

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Relax as you meander through an oasis like no other within Queensland’s Central Highlands. The Emerald Botanic Gardens is a tropical paradise providing the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon stroll or an early morning walk.

Kershaw Gardens

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Rockhampton's Kershaw Gardens were officially opened in September 1988 as part of a project celebrating the Australian Bicentenary. Initial development of the gardens commenced in 1976, on an old landfill reclamation area.

Capella Pioneer Village

Capella, Central Highlands Area
From AU$12 - 12
Over 5000 objects and the 1869 'Peak Downs' homestead await you at the Capella Pioneer Village complex on the Gregory Highway at Capella, in Queensland's Central Highlands region. The homestead is the largest restored station homestead of its kind in Australia, primarily made from spotted gum with mortise and tenon drop plank walls (no nails).

Rubyvale Gem Gallery

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Australian Tourism Award winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery is a small family business established in 1988, and now situated in their new shop on Main Street in Rubyvale. For over 40 years Peter Brown has been mining and cutting the local sapphires, and setting them in uniquely designed jewellery.
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