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About Rockhampton

Rockhampton is a scenic city in the Queensland State of Australia. With over 80 000 residents, it is a wonderful location for a memorable holiday. Rockhampton provides you with the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The top tourist attractions of the city include Capricorn Caves, Mount Archer National Park, and Archer Park Rail Museum.

Get ready to discover this beautiful destination, because cheap flights to Rockhampton are now available for a limited time! The city is home to the Rockhampton Airport (ROK), which is a 5-minute drive from the Rockhampton city centre. This international airport serves a broad range of airline companies, including the national flag carrier, Qantas Airways. Popular flights from Johannesburg to Rockhampton are available. The average flight duration is 16 hours and 45 minutes.

Why visit Rockhampton

Capricorn Coast near Rockhampton

The Capricorn Coast

One of the highlights of Rockhampton is the access it gives you to the amazing Capricorn Coast. Take a scenic stroll and admire the views that this beautiful area offers.

Rockhampton Botanical Garden Kangaroos

A Sun-splashed Location

There are more than 300 days of sunshine in Rockhampton, making it one of the finest places to have fun outdoors, especially with its coastal setting, gardens, islands and caves.

Victorian Architecture Rockhampton

Historical Architecture

Explore the broad streets of Rockhampton, which are lined with Victorian-styled buildings. This is reflective of the city’s past, which dates back to the 19th century!

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Australia
Currency Australian Dollar
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.10 AUD
Language Australian English / Australian Aboriginal languages
Hub Airport Rockhampton Airport
Airline Qantas Airways
Time Zone GMT + 10
Travel Adaptor Type I

Best time to visit Rockhampton

Due to its location within the Queensland state, Rockhampton experiences a dry, tropical climate, meaning that there is no peak tourist season here. While that means you can get cheaper hotel rates and more availability any time of the year, consider visiting between the months of April and October (mid-autumn – mid-spring). This is the time when rainfall is at its lowest as the summer season, December – February, brings the highest volume of rainfall. The temperatures will average pleasantly in the low to high 20s.

Weather & Climate in Rockhampton

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall levels (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 22°C 22°C 21°C 18°C 15°C 11°C 10°C 11°C 14°C 17°C 20°C 21°C
High °C 31°C 31°C 30°C 28°C 26°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 27°C 29°C 31°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 157 143 119 53 57 39 34 27 21 48 71 121

Rockhampton offers you the wonderful opportunity to explore the Capricorn Coast, yet it has so much more to offer than this.

Sitting along the banks of the Fitzroy River, the city provides you with more than 300 days of sunshine every year, making it the perfect setting for many exciting outdoor activities. You can discover the Riverbank Parklands, the Great Kreppel Island, the Capricorn Caves, and take part in numerous lively annual festivals.

Rockhampton also offers you its wealth of history, dating back to the 19th century, when the gold and copper mining as well as cattle industries boomed. Take a stroll along broad streets lined with majestic Victorian buildings, which give you an insight into this city’s rich past.

Discover this enchanting setting that Rockhampton offers.

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South Africans will need a Visa to enter Australia. Applications are accepted at one of the four Australian Visa Application Centres around South Africa. You will not need to make an appointment. Furthermore, your passport will need to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date.

South African High Commission in Australia

Address: Rhodes Place, State Circle, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2600

Phone: + 61 2 6272 7300 Fax: + 61 2 6273 3203

The Centres for Disease Control recommend that travellers get all the routine vaccinations before entering Australia at least four to six weeks before departing. Check with your doctor for more information. Other diseases to be wary of include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, and rabies.

Rockhampton enjoys a low crime rate. It makes sense, however, to practise common sense, by keeping your valuables secure and out of sight and refraining from walking outside alone at night. Beware also of salt-water crocodiles, which have a habitat in the far south of Queensland. The crocodiles are generally present in the Fitzroy River.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Rockhampton
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R100.00 R100.00 R225.27
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R25.00 R25.00 R56.81
Cappuccino (regular) R22.33 R22.34 R45.71
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R37.50 R37.50 R239.96
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