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The PERFECT 3 Days in Rockhampton Itinerary (2023 Guide)

3 Days In Rockhampton Itinerary

Looking to spend a weekend in Rockhampton (or longer)? Our detailed Rockhampton itinerary will help you make the most of your time here in this up-and-coming Queensland tourist destination.

During our road trip from Brisbane to Cairns, there were a few obvious places that frequent travellers told us to check out.

The Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Agnes Water, Mission Beach, etc. But whenever we asked about Rockhampton, known as the beef capital of Queensland, most people admitted to only spending a night there then moving on.

Once we started looking into all the incredible things to do in Rockhampton though, we realised that one night would not be anywhere close to enough time to really enjoy all these heritage outback city has to offer.

After Agnes Water and 1770, we headed straight to Rocky and spent a fantastic 5 nights there, really discovering all there was to see and do.

Once we met other travellers afterwards and told them how much time we’d spent there, they all asked how we filled our days and evenings in a place most had only breezed through.

That encouraged us to write this comprehensive Rockhampton itinerary guide to assist with your own plans here.

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3 Days in Rockhampton Itinerary

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Day 1 – Hanging Around the City

On the first day you should really hang out in Rocky and learn more about the fantastic heritage buildings while getting a feel for this Central Queensland city.

9am – Coffee and Breakfast in Town

Your day starts how every day should start – with a delicious coffee and tasty breakfast in one of Rockhampton’s fantastic cafes.

You’re spoilt for choice in Rocky for where to have breakfast, but Dingles Cafe, in particular, gets rave reviews.

If you’re after the best coffee in town though, you’ll have to swing by Two Professors or Birdie’s Cafe.

Birdie’s Cafe is a funky hipster container cafe serving up fresh brews and delicious pastries, while Two Professors is for serious coffee drinkers only.

Coffee Snacks Birdies Cafe
Coffee and snacks from Birdie’s Cafe in Rocky.

10:30am – Go for a Walk Around the Botanic Gardens

Now that you’re stomach is filled, jump in your car and go for a short drive out to the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, one of the…

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