Recreation

So much to do, right on your doorstep

Replenish the soul, reconnect with nature and enjoy the outdoor life the Rockhampton region has to offer! Our varied landscape accommodates loads of outdoor activities to explore. Our almost constant sunshine allows you to soak up the rays (safely of course) or enjoy the shade – just make sure you have your hat, sunscreen and water!

Rockhampton’s parks, hiking and walking tracks get you out and about exploring our region and taking in some beautiful scenery although cooling off is never far from your mind in our subtropical climate so a number of pools and aquatic centres around the region provide some cool relief!

Walk, run, ride or drive yourself to memories and experiences in our open spaces, hidden treasures and scenic views. Spot the people catching a barramundi in the Fitzroy River as you stroll along Quay Street, unwind with an afternoon jog along Frenchville Road or watch the sunset from the top of Mount Archer.

You can make a splash at the pool, waterpark or dams, or hop in a boat and cruise down the Fitzroy to find your own secret hot spot. It’s easy to enjoy the best that Rockhampton’s backyard has to offer when it’s so close to your doorstep.