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  1. Ozie

    Flights Townsville-Rockhampton

    Hello there! I am trying to plan my next trip from Sweden: Brisbane - Townsville - Magnetic Island - Townsville - Rockhampton - Brisbane. Most of it I have found out, but I am very surprised to find that the flight Townsville - Rockhampton is so very expensive! $211!! :arghh: Flying between e.g. Brisbane-Townsville just costs $99 and Rockhampton-Brisbane just $95. Have I missed something here???? I have checked with different sites, but just ended up with the same high price. Need some good advices here :confused:
  2. I am currently living just south of Brisbane with my family and teaching at a local school. We moved from NZ 4 years ago and I thought we settled in well, but my hubby really hates it here and has recently been offered a work opportunity in Rockhampton. It is another big move for the kids (7 and 9) so really needing to think this one out. Would probably head to Yeppoon to live. Can anyone help me with any info preferably on: - Sporting groups/activities for the kids - The amount of shops (what is there) - What there is to do as a family - Quality of schools - Commute to Rockhampton - Flooding, cyclone possibilities - Easiness to meet people Thank you for any help. Vickie
  3. Great little car for sale in Rockhampton road worthy done reliable Rego till mid Dec. more details on the link below http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/norman-gardens/cars-vans-utes/2002-peugeot-206-gti-rallye-hatchback/1030978890
  4. Guest


    Appreciate it's down to personal choice but, can anyone tell me what Rockhampton is like please? I am entertaining working there. My lad reckons its a small place, but that's from a young person's perspective. Is it a nice, clean, safe place to live OR, is there anywhere within an hour or so's travelling that you would recommend? many thanks Jasp
  5. The Pom Queen

    Rockhampton - Australia

    Rockhampton [YOUTUBE]dR_83BNdo1o[/YOUTUBE] A gracious and elegant coastal city. Rockhampton is one of the finest cities in Queensland. Certainly for elegance and style it is the equal of Townsville, Ipswich, Warwick and Charters Towers. The central business district, particularly Quay Street (which is part of the National Estate) and East Street, is one of Australia's most elegant streetscapes. The concentration of beautiful old buildings, the tree lined streets, the malls, the lazy Fitzroy river beside Quay Street, all make this area of Rockhampton one of the delights of any visit to the city. Initially this concentration of buildings tends to overwhelm the visitor. The Rockhampton's Heritage brochure (available at the Tourist Information Centre in East Street Mall) lists 26 buildings of historical significance in three blocks of Quay Street and East Street. However, the reality is far more manageable. Rockhampton is the unofficial capital of Central Queensland. It is located 638 km north of Brisbane, 8 metres above sea-level and just a few kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The area was first explored by Charles and William Archer who discovered and named the Fitzroy River (after Governor Charles Fitz Roy) on 4 May 1853. The Archers were of Scottish descent but their family had moved to Norway in 1825. It was from their adopted country that they took the names Eidsvold and Berserker (a Norse hero) after whom they named the local mountain range. Charles Archer moved into the area in 1855 (he settled on Gracemere Station - see below) and the following year the New South Wales Government (Queensland was not a separate colony at the time) decided to establish a settlement near the mouth of the Fitzroy River. The site chosen was the rocky upper limit of navigation on the river. This offered an obvious, if somewhat unimaginative, name to the town. 'Rock' was simply attached to the English suffix 'Hampton' which denotes a place near water (as in Northampton, Wolverhampton, and Southampton) to produce a name which meant 'place near the rocks in the river'. The town grew slowly with the first store being built in 1856 and the first inn appearing six months later. The discovery of gold at Canoona in 1858 resulted in a sudden influx of miners and prospectors. The rush was short lived but it did ensure a dramatic increase in the local population. Some people stayed to work on the surrounding cattle properties while others found work in Rockhampton which had grown significantly as a result of the rush. Queensland is unique amongst the Australian states in that it has a number of genuine coastal capitals. This sense of individuality has made cities like Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg and Maryborough independent centres which do not rely on Brisbane. It has also ensured that rural Queenslanders don't see Brisbane in the same way that people in New South Wales, for example, regard Sydney. It is worth noting that when Queensland became an independent colony the people of Rockhampton were eager to establish themselves as an independent state. They certainly didn't appreciate being answerable to politicians in Brisbane. From the early 1860s Rockhampton was the home of an active and committed secession movement. Rockhampton continued to grow throughout the nineteenth century. It was lucky to have a series of industries surrounding it which ensured its continuing prosperity. There was wool which inevitably, because of the climate, gave way to cattle. Today Rockhampton proudly declares itself the 'Beef Cattle Capital of Australia'. It is not easy to forget that today the city's wealth is largely based on the cattle industry which surrounds it. Reminders exist at both the northern and southern ends of town where the visitor is greeted by life size statues of bulls in the median strip. There is also a huge 'big bull' on top of a shopping complex at the southern end of town. The city's early wealth was built on the gold which was discovered in the hinterland. The first wave of miners in the 1860s did not have a major impact on the development of the city. It was the later discoveries, particularly at Mount Morgan (q.v.), which created the wealth out of which the city's stately buildings were constructed. Mining began at Mount Morgan in 1882. On 22 July 1882 the Morgan brothers, after whom the town is named, pegged out a gold mining lease on Ironstone Mountain (Mount Morgan). The Morgans, with some Rockhampton businessmen, formed a six man partnership to mine the mountain. All the partners became fabulously rich. One of the partners in the syndicate was Thomas Skarrat Hall whose brother's widow donated some of the Mount Morgan fortune to a fund which established the famous Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. Another partner was William Knox D'Arcy, who having made an incredible £6 million from his share in the mine by 1889, went to London and later made another fortune when he financed drilling for oil in Persia (modern day Iran), which led to the formation of the famous BP Company. Some of the money from Mount Morgan inevitably found its way to the port. Many of Rockhampton's more ostentatious buildings were constructed from the wealth of the Mount Morgan goldmine. In recent times Rockhampton has been sustained by the mining activities in the Bowen Basin where towns like Blackwater, Dysart and Moura produce vast quantities of coal which is transported to the coast by rail and shipped overseas. Rockhampton with its population of over 60 000 and its specialist services has become the centre for the mining towns which lie beyond the Great Dividing Range. Among the city's more famous sons and daughters are the novelist Ernestine Hill (1900-1972) who wrote My Love Must Wait, a popular account of the life of Matthew Flinders, Vincent Gair (Premier of Queensland 1952-57, leading member of the famous Labor Party split, Federal Senator 1964-74 and Ambassador to Ireland after Gough Whitlam managed to remove him from the Senate with the offer of an overseas posting which was heavy with irony) and Rod Laver, the man reputed to be the greatest tennis player ever. Things to see: Buildings in the Central Business District Rockhampton's Heritage brochure is divided into an hour's walk through the town centre (two-three hours may be more realistic) and a 90 minute drive through the suburbs and into the surrounding rural hinterland. The walk through the town centre includes a total of 35 buildings of which the most significant are: The Post Office. Located on the corner of East Street Mall and Denham Street this huge two storey Classical Revival building dominates the Rockhampton CBD streetscape. It was designed by the architect G Connolly and constructed of Stanwell sandstone by Collins and McLean in 1895. The most striking features of the building are the superb colonnades and the clock tower and belfry. The interior has been modernised but the facade and clock tower stand as a reminder of a time when Rockhampton could make legitimate claims to be the capital of central Queensland. The Customs House Located in Quay Street is another example of the Classic Revival period architecture which was all the rage in Rockhampton around the turn of the century. Built between 1898-1901 of Stanwell sandstone the building has a huge copper dome and an elaborate semi-circular portico with a Corinthian colonnade. The building was designed by the Queensland Government architect, A B Brady, and is a powerful reminder of the importance that Rockhampton enjoyed as the major central coast port around that time. The Criterion Hotel This prime site at the end of Quay Street near the Fitzroy Bridge was originally the site of Rockhampton's first hotel, the Bush Inn which was built in 1857 and owned by Robert Parker. Such was the wealth from the goldfields which poured into Rockhampton in the 1880s that Parker's daughter, a Mrs Curtis, commissioned the architect J Flint to build this extraordinary and ostentatious three storey Neo Classic Revival building in 1889. It was completed in October 1890. It is worth noting that the colonnaded verandahs have hoods to protect the rooms from the harsh Queensland sun. The Supreme Court Located at the western entrance to the East Street Mall, the Supreme Court is a typical dour, geometrically correct, Classic Revival building designed by G Connolly, the Government Architect. Set back from the street the combination of the fine wrought iron gates, the palm trees in the forecourt, the solid ionic columns, and the pale sandstone make it a particularly impressive public building. It has been in continuous use for over 100 years having been built in 1887. The Union Trustee Chambers Located at 170 Quay Street is one of the earliest of the elegant buildings beside the river. Designed by the Rockhampton architect, J W Wilson, as a residence and surgery for Dr Callaghan, it is an important example of the 'Classic Colonial' style with an interesting combination of Classical columns and cast iron balustrading. It is regarded by the National Trust as a building of exceptional historical significance. Rees R & Sydney Jones - Solicitors Located on the corner of Quay Street and Denham Street was built in 1880 to a Neo Classic Revival design by the architect, F D Stanley. Originally constructed for the Queensland National Bank its cast iron balustrades and Corinthian columns make it a very distinctive and prominent corner building. Heritage Tavern A similar corner location is enjoyed by the magnificent Heritage Tavern which is located on the corner of Quay Street and William Street. Built in 1898 as Mrs L Johnson's Commercial Hotel the architect J W Wilson adopted a colonial style which is best exemplified by the superb iron columns and lacework on the three storey narrow verandahs. Other Buildings While these are the major buildings in the central business district they are surrounded by buildings of equal interest. At the easterly end of Quay Street there are the Fitzroy Shire Council Chambers (1896) a fine Neo Classic Revival building with elliptical arches and elaborate parapet detailing, the solid Victorian Walter Reid Apartments on the corner of Derby Street and Quay Street, a run of buildings between Derby and William Streets which includes Avonleigh Chambers, and the ABC Studios at 236 Quay Street (originally owned by Mt Morgan Gold Mining). The importance of this area cannot be overstated. Anyone interested in the way architecture reflects the fortunes of a city could not help to be mesmerised by the gold mining affluence which these grand buildings signify. The history of Australia is so short that we often ignore the small achievements of families who establish businesses which become part of the local landscape. Within a decade of the establishment of Rockhampton there was a Munro's Bookshop in East Street. It was established in 1861 and the original owner, William Munro, was also the publisher of the first Rockhampton Almanac in 1865. There is still a Munro's Bookshop in East Street (the shop passed out of the family hands in 1924) over 130 years later. The area beyond the City Centre. If the centre of Rockhampton is full of architectural delights the suburban area and the outlying regions are equally interesting. Again the Rockhampton's Heritage brochure lists no fewer than 20 buildings around the city centre which are considered to be a great historical interest. Of these the most interesting include: The Ward Street Buildings (a) Mater Hospital - a wonderfully ostentatious late Victorian building built in 1890 for John Ferguson (a local member of the Legislative Council) by the architect James Flint. It boasts an elaborate tower, an impressive grand staircase and decorative rendering. (b) Yungaba Centre - another piece of Victorian overstatement this house was also designed by James Flint. This time the owner was John Ferguson's daughter. Built in 1897 its grand colonial design and elaborate lacework make it one of the most interesting and dramatic residences in Rockhampton. Nearby is the home of the Boland family now known as © Mr and Mrs Jeha's Residence which is a classic Queensland colonial house elevated from the ground to let the cool summer breezes reduce the heat and with elaborate timber work which is a reminder of the superb timber craftsmanship which existed in central Queensland around 1898 when the house was built. Archer Park Railway Station An interesting old timber railway station (1899) with a long front verandah with cast iron columns, some attractive lace ironwork and an elaborate entry porch. It looks a little rundown at the moment but there are plans to turn it into a railway museum. St Paul's Cathedral Located on the corner of Alma and William Streets (on the edge of the city's CBD) is another one of the city's buildings constructed out of Stanwell sandstone. Built between 1879-83 in classic Gothic style it was constructed in response to criticisms levelled against the previous, rather modest, church which the locals felt was inferior to cathedrals in other Queensland towns. Building actually started as early as 1874 but came to an abrupt halt due to lack of funds. It was started again in 1879 when Bishop Stanton laid the foundation stone and was finally consecrated in 1883. St Joseph's Catholic Cathedral Located on the corner of William and West Streets was built of Stanwell stone in Victorian Gothic style in 1889-90. A beautiful twin spired building its interior is characterised by a dramatic, large scale timber vaulted roof and some particularly lovely joinery work. Botanic Gardens and Japanese Gardens To the south of the city (refer to the Tourist Map of Rockhampton available in East Street Mall for directions) are the city's excellent Botanical Gardens which were first developed in 1869 and boast a wide range of tropical and warm climate plants. In 1982 a separate Japanese Gardens were established. There is also a zoo with birds, emus, kangaroos and koalas. Contact: (07) 4922 1654 or check out: http://www.rockhampton.qld.gov.au/rccnet/showarticle.aspx?id=9168 St Aubins Village On Canoona Road, south of Rockhampton and near the airport, is the interesting and unusual St Aubins Village, a collection of five cottages with a grand Spanish Colonial residence designed and built in the 1870s by a German bricklayer named Roderkirchen, as the complex's centrepiece. It has the distinction of being the first house in Rockhampton to be listed by the National Trust. The house is now run as part of an historical village which is open from 9.00-6.00 daily. Contact: (07) 4927 5676. Gracemere Homestead 11 km southwest of the city is the beautiful Gracemere Homestead which, while not open to the public, is a truly remarkable example of early pioneer architecture. The builder and architect was Colin Archer (one of the famous Archer brothers who were the first European settlers in the area) who later became an eminent naval architect. The National Trust listing of the building notes 'A fine slab homestead (completed May, 1858) with cedar linings and joinery...The slab walls are arranged in sections with the studs meeting the tie beams. Each section contains a ventilation opening, window and door. The contents include fine crafted furniture made for Gracemere by the Archers. Sited on a peninsula and overlooking a lagoon, this homestead and its garden is of great local and State significance and remains in the ownership of the Archer family.' It is covered by bougainvillea in season. Rockhampton Historical Society Museum Rockhampton Historical Society Museum is located on the north side of the Fitzroy river near the Fitzroy Bridge. This delightful colonial building was completed in 1885 for the North Rockhampton Borough Council. The Museum contains an interesting collection of memorabilia from the local area and is open from 10.00 am to 2.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursday, admission is $3 for adults and children are free. Lakes Creek Hotel, Lakes Creek Cottages and St Christophers Chapel Beyond the Rockhampton Museum on the Lakes Creek Road are the Lakes Creek Hotel, a fine vernacular timber hotel dating from the turn of the century which is a typical central Queensland pub, the Lakes Creek Cottages, an interesting collection of cottages for local meatworkers which were built in the 1880s, and, most interestingly, St Christophers Chapel, an unusual open air non-denominational church which was built in 1943 by American servicemen who were stationed in the area. Built from bush timber with a concrete floor and corrugated iron roof it is an interesting example of a modern church designed out of simple, inexpensive materials. The Dreamtime Cultural Centre One of the most interesting and unusual of all the attractions at Rockhampton is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dreamtime Centre. The centre is set in beautiful gardens, including a small waterfall and a pond, and aims to introduce visitors to the culture of Central Queensland Aborigines and the peoples of the Torres Strait Islands. This is not done through the customary displays of corroborees and didgeridu playing but rather through conducted tours which explain the way the Aborigines used the plants of the area, show how they built their dwellings, tell the stories of the Darumbal peoples, and display some of the artefacts from the surrounding area. The building at the centre of the park was constructed to recreate a cave in the Carnarvon National Park which, according to Aboriginal legend, is haunted by an old Aborigine who only appears to women. He apparently lost his wife to a younger man and spends eternity seeking to find her once again. The centre is open from 10.00am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Contact: (07) 4936 1655 or check out: http://www.dreamtimecentre.com.au/ Glenmore Homestead Glenmore Homestead is one of the many interesting old buildings in the rural hinterland around Rockhampton. Classified by the National Trust the Homestead complex consists of the original log cabin (1858) which is a fine example of the primitive style of construction adopted by the early settlers. It boasts log walls, slab flooring and a shingle roof. There is also a slab house which was once a Bush Inn and a stone and adobe house built by a Mexican stone mason in 1862. The turnoff to Glenmore Homestead is only 200 metres beyond the Dreamtime Centre on the Bruce Highway. It has won a number of awards because the people who own it have created a tourist complex which is much more than a collection of old buildings and memorabilia. They serve damper, host wedding receptions, and have regular bush dances. The old homestead has become an unusual and interesting backdrop for these more contemporary experiences. Contact: (07) 4936 1033 or check out: http://www.glenmorehomestead.com.au/ Olsens Capricorn Caves Olsens Capricorn Caves, located 23 km north of Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway, have the distinction of being the oldest tourist attraction in Queensland. The sixteen caves were first discovered by John Olsen, a Norwegian migrant, in 1882. Two years later he opened them to the public. Formed from an ancient coral reef some 380 million years ago, the caves are privately owned and therefore are used for such unlikely activities as weddings and parties. Contact: (07) 4934 2883 or check out: http://www.capricorncaves.com.au Anyone interested in reading further on Rockhampton should consult Rockhampton: A History of City and District by Lorna McDonald which is an outstanding work of local history. Eminently readable it is a city history which manages to tread the fine line between lively anecdote and carefully researched facts. The result is a book which is a detailed and comprehensive history of the city and environs. Tourist Information Capricorn Information Centre 'The Spire' Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 2055 Facsimile: (07) 49 22 2605 Riverside Tourist Information Centre Cnr Quay & Denham Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 5339 Motels A1 Motel South 134 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 4944 Rating: ** Albert Court Motel Albert St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7433 Rating: *** Ambassador Motor Inn Yaamba Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 2222 Rating: *** Archer Park Motel 39 Albert St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 9266 Rating: *** Bridge Motel Cnr Albert & Bolsover Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7488 Rating: *** Castle Court Motor Inn 75 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 5377 Rating: *** Cattle City Motor Inn 139 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7811 Rating: **** Central Park Motel 224 Murray St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 2333 Rating: *** Centre Point Motor Inn 131 Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8844 Rating: **** Charlton Lodge Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 2066 Rating: ** Citywalk Motor Inn Rockhampton Cnr Campbell & William Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 6009 Rating: ** Country Comfort Inn 86 Victoria Pde Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 9933, 1800 065 064 Facsimile: (07) 4927 1615 Rating: **** Country Lodge Motor Inn 112 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8866 Rating: *** David Motel 209 Musgrave St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 4333 Rating: ** Fitzroy Motor Inn 72 Fitzroy St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 9255 Rating: *** Glenmore Palms Motel 520 Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 1144 Rating: *** Golden Fountain Motel 166 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 1055 Rating: *** Gracemere Motor Inn O'Shanessy St Gracemere Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4933 2233 Facsimile: (07) 4933 1269 Rating: *** Motel 98 98 Victoria Pde Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 5322 Rating: *** Motel Lodge 100 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 5726 Rating: ** Oasis Motel Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 2999 Rating: ** Parkhurst Motel Bruce Hwy Parkhurst Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4936 1126 Rating: *** Porky¹s Motel 141 George St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8100 Rating: ** Regency on Albert Street Motel Cnr Albert & Campbell Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 6222 Rating: *** Rockhampton Court Motor Inn 78 George St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8277 Rating: *** Simpsons Motel 156 George St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7800 Rating: ** The David Motel 209 Musgrave Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 4333 Travellers Motor Inn 110 George St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7900 Rating: *** Tropical Gateway Motor Inn 122 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8822 Rating: ** Tropical Wanderer Holiday Village Motel Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 3822 Rating: *** True Blue Motor Inn Bruce Hwy Parkhurst Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4936 1777 Rating: *** Wintersun Motel Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 8722 Rating: *** Hotels A 1 Hotel/Motel North 30 Main Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 4251 Rating: ** Cambridge Hotel/Motel Cnr Bolsover & Cambridge Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 3006 Rating: *** Criterion Hotel/Motel Quay St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 1225 Rating: * Duthies Leichhardt Hotel Bolsover St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 6733 Rating: *** Fortland Leichhardt Hotel cnr Denham & Bolsover Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 6733 Facsimile: (07) 4927 8075 Rating: **** Grosvenor Hotel/Motel (National Trust) Cnr Quay & Fitzroy Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 1777 Rating: * Sun Palm Hotel/Motel 160 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 4900 Bed & Breakfast/Guesthouses Mamelon Lodge Bed & Breakfast 329 Hobler Ave Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 8484 Caravan Parks Gracemere Caravan Park Old Capricorn Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4933 1310 Rating: ** Municipal Riverside Caravan Park Reaney St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 3779 Rating: ** Big 4 Tropical Wanderer Holiday Village 394 Yaamba Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 3822 Rating: **** Parkhurst Caravan Park Bruce Hwy Parkhurst Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4936 1126 Facsimile: (07) 4936 1897 Rating: *** Ramblers Caravan Park Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 2084 Facsimile: (07) 4926 2116 Rating: *** Southside Caravan Village Lower Dawson Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 3013, 1800 075 911 Rating: **** Restaurants Al Fresco Bar & Casual Dining Cnr East & William Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 2882 Albert Court Restaurant Albert St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8261 Cactus Jack 243 Musgrave St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 2062 Cascades Cnr Fitzroy & Campbell Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 6631 Cattle City Motor Inn 139 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7811 Central Park Motel, Rocky Top Restaurant 224 Murray St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 2333 Centre Point Motor Inn, Restaurant 131 131 George St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8844 Country Lodge Motor Inn 112 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8866 Cravings Bar & Grill Cnr Water St & Lakes Creek Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 5666 Dragon Gallery Chinese Restaurant 295 Richardson Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 3399 Fitzroy Motor Inn Cnr Fitzroy & Campbell Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 9255 Gatekeeper's Restaurant 122 Gladstone Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8822 Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant 98a Denham St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7144 House of Peony 54 Denham St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8887 Jans Restaurant 2a Denham St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 3060 JJ's Uptown Cnr East & William Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 2882 Le Bistro 120 William St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: 018 794 736 Le Jardin 24 Up Dawson Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 2333 Lesley's Bistro Allenstown Shopping Plaza Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 2003 Lone Star Steak House & Saloon 1 Aquatic Pl. Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 5822 Malaysia Hut Restaurant 7 Wandal Rd Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7511 My Place 39 Albert St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 9771 Ocean City Chinese Restaurant 225 Musgrave St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 5080 Pacino's Cnr Fitzroy & George Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 5833 Pilbeams Restaurant Victoria Pde Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 4001 Regency On Albert Street, Ultimo's Restaurant Cnr Albert & Campbell Sts Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 6222 Restaurant 98 98 Victoria Pde Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 5322 Riverside International Restaurant 86 Victoria Pde Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 9933 Shangri*la Restaurant 28 Victoria Pde Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 5334 Sizzler Flame Grill Restaurant Rockhampton Shopping Fair Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 1100 Taste of Japan 386 Dean St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 2269 The Greenhouse Restaurant Larnach St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 8866 The New Spinnakers Restaurant Cnr Kent La & Denham St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4922 6384 Troppos Restaurant Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 1144 Wah Hah Chinese Restaurant 70 Denham St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 1659 Whispers Restaurant 116 George St Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4927 7900 Wintersun Motel, Wintersun Restaurant Bruce Hwy Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4928 8722 Cafés Hog's Breath Cafe Aquatic Pl. Rockhampton QLD 4700 Telephone: (07) 4926 3646
  6. Hi Ive been living in Rockhampton for a while now. Finding it really hard to meet people as the locals seem to do NOTHING. If anyone wants to go to the pub as im bored of not only going on my own but the only person in there or even a cup of tea? Is anyone else here finding it hard to have a social life here?
  7. Hi my partner and I are moving to Rockhampton next June. Iam a chemist so lots of opportunties in Brisbane especially with my current company in the UK. Considering living in Brisbane full time but also having a small place in rocky for my partner to live whilst working 4-5 days a week, then him flying back to Brisbane. Does anyone else do this or in a similar situation in another part of OZ, does it work?? Trying to consider all options we both need to be working. Any advise much appreciated
  8. vixxy666

    Moving to Rockhampton

    All being well my oh and I are moving to rockhampton in June see a motif negative things about the place which is worg could anyone give me a recent account of what it's like and if it's that bad where close by is good to live as the job is too good to turn down Thanks vicky
  9. Guest


    Hi everyone, me and my wife are looking to move to aus. I am a diesel fitter and been offered a job in a main dealer in Rockhampton. Dont know much about this area and help or views would be much appreciated
  10. HI guys just wnated to know if anyone can recommend a good kennels or dogsitters in Rocky. We are off to the UK for 4 weeks and need somewhere for our Furbaby. He hated kennels last time, but we have just moved to Middlemount 3hours west and don't really know anyone well enough to ask them to look after him. Any thoughts would be gratefully received. Thanks Lis
  11. This is terrible news any PIO members in danger of their houses being flooded :wideeyed: I hope you are all safe. Daily Kos: State of the Nation
  12. Hi guys, Possibility of a job in Rockhampton.. Any info on what its like there to live? I really want to be in Brisbane but this could be the job im looking for, just concerned about location.. I know its the "beef capital" of Oz and gateway to the Barrier Reef.. Just want to know is it a bit "backwater" ???? :eek: Want to be somewhere where there is a good social life to be got and also have 17 year old daughter to consider! Hope someone can help!
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    Mt Etna Rockhampton

    If anyone finds themselves in Rockhampton make sure you get along to Mt Etna and do the bat caves tour. It involves a walk of about an hour then you are strapped in and you stand at the entrance to a cave where every night (in the season) 1000's of bats fly out in search for food. 99% of them avoid you but every now and then they will hit your leg or arm. The bats attract various snake species and amazing Green Tree Frogs that eat the little bats. Well worth a visit.
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    Rockhampton Anyone??

    Hello Calling all Rockhampton people. I can see from my research that the most concentrated place of QR workers is in Rockhampton and is called 'little england'?? I am hoping that you will be able to help me with questions below. Can anyone tell me how they like living there?? Whats good and bad about it?? Given the choice again would you still choose Rockhampton?? What is the general climate like?? Is it a nice place to raise young children?? Is there enough to amuse teenages to keep them out of trouble as our boys grow older?? What are the state schools like or would we best to private school our kids (they are 6 and 3 1/2)?? What is the general community like?? Does it feel close and secure?? What is the crime rate like?? Links to other parts of Aus i.e. Brizzy and the coast?? Water - is it mains or tap?? Cable TV and Broadband - is it available?? Any expat shops for the little things that we will miss about the UK?? Any community events for expats?? What are the facilities like for shopping (clothes, food, homewares etc)?? Any attractions close by which can allow for day trips with the kids on days off etc? What are the property prices like?? I know that there are a lot of questions there but I know you are all so eager to help others who are looking to move over and I was hoping that someone would be able to give me a feel for Rockhampton now that I feel I have a feel about Brizzy and the Sunshine Coast. C'mon everyone with time on their hands, teach me about it. Yours desperate to come to Aus Angi x x :jiggy:
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    Rockhampton or Townsville ?

    We are going nuts trying to deside where to go... We think it will be queensland but now thats a very big place!!!:arghh: The two main places im trying hard to find out about are Rockhampton and Townsville... We are my self my hubby [carpenter] and our two children aged 10 and 5 and also one very chilled out dalmatian who loves to bake in the sun when ever we get any!! Any advice from people living in these areas and also if anyone can give me some info on cost of living that would be great.. It's all very well researching on the net but it doesnt give you a true understanding of everyday life ! Lots of nice pictures and places to see but thats not enough to base a whole life around!! Thx for you time guys and girls... :notworthy:
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    schools in rockhampton

    can anybody reccomend any schools in rockhampton or surrounding areas whether they be private or state single or mixed. have 2 children a 4 yr old girl and a 14 yr old boy who is sports mad. thanks :unsurexmas:
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    Hi Everyone I may be offered a position in Rockhampton, Ive heard the good the bad and the ugly but really want to hear from anyone who actually lives there and what are good primary schools and areas to live. Thanks
  18. mrscat

    rockhampton - your views

    Hi? Was hoping to relocate to either brisbane or somewhere along the gold coast, as wanting to be not far from the sea. hubby however has just been offered a job in rockhampton. been on the web to have a look of it, seem nice, we have 2 kids 14 and 4. Wanting to know anyone been there? and what there views are of the place. thanks all:confused: