Built on the back of gold and cattle, Rockhampton’s true-blue heart is lovingly maintained in the heritage architecture, grand old pubs and the best steaks anywhere. Once you hit town, the first point of call for many a traveller is The Heritage Hotel. This jewel of a pub sits on the bank of the Fitzroy River and the steaks are legendary.

Rockhampton is the centre of a region bursting with natural beauty and unique experiences. Head up Mount Archer for panoramic views of the city and surrounds, relax on the banks of the Fitzroy River, explore the Capricorn Caves limestone grottos, take a tour of Mount Morgan’s open cut gold mine and discover the Capricorn Coast with access to the Great Barrier Reef.