Fly To Rockhampton, Australia
Just 40km inland from a beautiful stretch of Queensland coast lays Rockhampton, a city where you can experience both the central parts and the coastal beauty of this province. In the 19th century the gold and copper mining industries as well as cattle farming flourished and, walking down the broad streets past the stellar Victorian buildings, you experience a touch of this rugged yet bountiful lifestyle.
Rockhampton is built along the banks of the Fitzroy River and, as it enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine every year, there are loads of outdoor activities to enjoy here. Exploring the Riverbank Parklands, for instance, is a good start. With numerous cheerful annual festivals, Rockhampton is much more than a gateway to the Capricorn Coast, but it’s the perfect place to start your exploration of this scenic stretch of Australian coastline.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport travelling to Rockhampton do require a Visa for Australia. You can submit your application at one of four Australian Visa Application Centres around South Africa and you don’t need to make an appointment. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
- The South African High Commission to Australia is in Canberra at Rhodes Place, State Circle, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2600. Phone: +61 2 6272 7300. There is also South African representation in Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.
See and do
A day (or more) along the Capricorn Coast is an absolute must on a visit to Rockhampton. This scenic area stretches between Yeppoon and Emu Park – two beautiful towns – and the magnificent Great Keppel Island is also a part of this coastline. Most of the island is a national park and its beauty is unrivalled.
The Capricorn Caves are also well worth a visit. Adventurers of all ages can enjoy these as there are leisurely cathedral tours as well as adventure caving where you get to squeeze yourself through holes, cracks and crevices. If you’re not afraid of small spaces, you’ll have loads of fun here.
You don’t have to leave town to experience nature though. The Rockhampton Botanical Gardens are situated in town and will sweep you away into a tiny spot of paradise. Stroll in between the trees while the kids play in the children’s play area or explore the many different themed gardens. Afterward you can enjoy a BBQ at the bus stop area. Kershaw Gardens and Mount Archer are but two of the other outdoor activities that you can enjoy while you’re in town.
Rockhampton Airport – ROK
Rockhampton Airport is a regional Australian airport serviced by buses and taxis, with regular connections to Rockhampton City and the Capricorn Coast provided by Youngs Bus Service and other local operators.
Food and beverage: Small airport with limited dining options, but you’ll definitely find coffee and light meals at the airport.
Currency Exchange: ATMs are located throughout the airport.
Lost Luggage: Contact you airline directly.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar, Redspot.
Airport Hub: Rockhampton Airport (code ROK) is a hub for QantasLink.