Richmond

Imagine being in a place so diverse, so vast, you feel an indescribable sense of freedom. From the plains of the downs country to the silvery shimmer of the sun shining on the gidgee trees in the forest country, Richmond is often referred to as an oasis in the Outback.

Crossing the rolling downs country of north west Queensland, originally opened to white settlement by the explorer William Landsborough in 1862, the township of Richmond is a welcome sight on the horizon. Situated on the Overlander’s Way halfway between Townsville and Mount Isa, the town is located on the bank of Queensland's longest river, the Flinders, and is known for its recreational Lake Fred Tritton and bougainvillea-lined streets, parks and gardens.

Lake Fred Tritton is conveniently located at the edge of town. With a 1.2 kilometre circumference and a maximum depth of eight metres, Lake Fred Tritton allows visitors and locals the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of water sports.

As the home to the award-winning major attraction Kronosaurus Korner, this is the only museum in Australia primarily dedicated to displaying marine reptiles. Minmi, with impressions of its fossilised skin, is considered to be Australia's best preserved dinosaur skeleton. Minmi takes pride of place alongside the Richmond Pliosaur skeletons. This fossil, found in 1989, has to be seen to be believed.

If you find that you are infected with 'fossil fever' after visiting Kronosaurus Korner, call at reception for a map to guide you through the region's designated fossicking sites. If stepping back in time is more your scene, then take a heritage walk around the town, viewing the signs depicting yesteryear. Pay your respects to the pioneers that shaped this country at the Pioneer Cemetery, relax in the Lions Park, visit the Cambridge Ruins 40 kilometres out of town, or take a walk along the Flinders River.

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Richmond, Richmond
Queensland
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Empire Apartment Hotel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$185 - 500
Empire Apartment Hotel is Rockhampton's newest and largest Apartment Hotel taking pride of place on the finest riverfront site in Central Queensland. Empire's 120 sophisticated guest rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views straight from the heart of the CBD Riverfront Precinct.

Denison Boutique Hotel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$120 - 155
The Denison Boutique Hotel is located on the south side of Rockhampton on the corner of Denison and Stanley Street, only a five minute walk to the railway station, beautiful Fitzroy River, East Street Central Business District, restaurants and a popular shopping mall.

Quest Rockhampton

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$169 - 425
Quest Rockhampton is conveniently situated on the banks of the Fitzroy River along Victoria Parade in the Rockhampton Central Business District within walking distance to dining, shopping, entertainment and sporting precincts.

Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
From AU$169 - 219
Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton is situated in the heart of the Rockhampton Central Business District. The hotel is heritage listed and conveniently located only a few minutes' drive to the Rockhampton airport, railway station and within walking distance to elegant shops, restaurants and the serene waterfront.

Motel Lodge

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$85 - 145
Motel Lodge is a clean comfortable and affordable motel within easy access to the city centre. They are conveniently located to many attractions of Rockhampton. They offer free off street parking. Parking available for trucks/trailers/boat and buses next to the motel.

Edge Apartment Hotel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$175 - 360
The Edge Apartment Hotel is Rockhampton's finest executive apartment hotel conveniently situated on the city's riverfront precinct offering unrivalled panoramic views of the Fitzroy River, hinterland and city Central Business District.

Riverside Tourist Park

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$30 - 150
Riverside Tourist Park is set on five acres right on the Fitzroy River, with only a short walk into the heart of the city and the bowls club next door. They offer a variety of accommodation levels which include self contained cabins, onsite vans and powered and unpowered sites.

Citywalk Motor Inn Rockhampton

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
From AU$99 - 159
Citywalk Motor Inn is a modern and quiet motel off the busy Bruce Highway in Rockhampton's city centre, with friendly and helpful staff dedicated to making your stay comfortable. With quality bedding, furniture and furnishings, staying at Citywalk is comfortable.

Winter Sun Motel

Norman Gardens, Rockhampton Area
From AU$95 - 105
The Winter Sun Motel is conveniently positioned in North Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway (immediately adjacent to Bunnings). It is close to CQ University and also the Crematorium. The Winter Sun's rooms are clean and quiet.

Southside Holiday Village

Allenstown, Rockhampton Area
From AU$30 - 200
The Southside Holiday Village has a large variety of accommodation types to suit couples, families, groups and corporate travellers. The village is a caravan park set amidst 10 acres of landscaped grounds lush with palms, tropical gardens and surrounded by lagoons.
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