Stay & Play

Getting Here

The Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is held along Rockhampton’s Riverside Precinct. Situated right in the heart of the city, offers the best views of the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) and is an exemplary example of modern, integrated urban design that sits alongside the city’s strip of heritage-listed buildings.

Stroll along the heritage soaked sandstone boulevard on Quay Street and across the lower bank boardwalk surrounded by lush plantings, public artworks and a picturesque boat dotted vista.

Take in the views of the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) and the mountain ranges that lay to the north of Rockhampton from the Boathouse Restaurant. While you’re there, order a bite to eat, your drink of choice and sit on the deck overlooking the river. Hot tip – this is one of Rockhampton’s most Instagrammable places!

Accommodation

Rockhampton boasts a number of beautiful hotels, many located on the southern side of the Fitzroy River (Tunuba), enjoying panoramic river, hinterland and city views surrounded by award-winning restaurants, bars and major precinct.

Empire Apartments
Rockhampton’s newest and largest Apartment Hotel in the heart of the CBD Riverfront Precinct. Enjoy stunning views of the Fitzroy River, Mount archer and Rockhampton City. Empire is within walking distance to Rockhampton shopping mall on East Street in the CBD.

The Edge Apartments
Rockhampton’s leading 4.5 AAA Star Rated Deluxe Accommodation in the heart of the CBD Riverfront Precinct.

Explore

Stretching 95km from Stanage Bay to the mouth of the Fitzroy River, the coast is speckled with small townships, beautiful beaches, fantastic fishing and much more.

Stop in at the main coastal hub of Yeppoon to browse the shops or wander along the foreshore, or head along the coast to Emu Park to enjoy fish and chips on the beach and visit the Singing Ship monument, commemorating Captain Cooks’ exploration. Or if you are looking for a tree change, head up to the township of Byfield to explore Byfield National Park.

The coastal life would not be complete without the amazing Keppel Bay Islands, with Great Keppel Island just 30 minutes off the coast of Yeppoon. Snorkel, trek and dive your ways around the islands and explore what the Capricorn Coast has to offer.