Rockhampton travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rockhampton

With a population of 61.724, Rockhampton is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Rockhampton

Rockhampton in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rockhampton in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Rockhampton in January, when the average temperature is 27 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 9 °C, with an average temperature of 16 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 150 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Rockhampton, with an average rainfall of 20 mm.

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How to Get to Rockhampton


When flying to Rockhampton, you’ll arrive at Rockhampton (ROK), which is located 3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Rockhampton

Airlines serving Rockhampton

United Airlines
Good (3,557 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Excellent (1,425 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (570 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (440 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (204 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (270 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (173 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (146 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Rockhampton

Most booked hotels in Rockhampton

Quest Rockhampton
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Mercure Rockhampton
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
Welcome Home Motel and Apartments
Good (7, Good reviews)
The Cosmopolitan Motel and Serviced Apartments
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
Motel Lodge
Good (6.1, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Rockhampton

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 40% more expensive than at Rockhampton.

Expect to pay $1.87 per litre in Rockhampton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.33 and $29.77. Full-size (Toyota Highlander or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Rockhampton, while also 18% cheaper than other types, on average.