Rockhampton owes much of its past and present to the beef industry.  The Big Bull statues that are scattered around town are a tribute to the city’s Beef Capital of Australia title. You can experience livestock sales for yourself at Gracemere Saleyards, on the outskirts of Rockhampton, which handle the largest throughput of export beef cattle in Queensland, and is the largest stud-selling venue in the Southern Hemisphere.

Following the banks of the Fitzroy, the significant sandstone buildings are a visual testament to the heritage and tradition which have influenced Rockhampton’s development.  Many fine public and private buildings, including the Customs House, old Post Office, Cathedrals, banks, business houses and homes, are constant reminders of the city with an exciting background.  Gain further insight into Rockhampton’s historical roots and to head to the Rockhampton Heritage Village where the rich and colourful history of the district between 1850 and 1950 is showcased in a friendly, township museum. 

Bus Toowoomba to Rockhampton from just $92.20

List of Towns in close Proximity on Bus Qld Routes

  • Mt Morgan
  • Dululu
  • Jambin
  • Biloela


  • Archer Park Rail Museum
  • Kershaw Gardens
  • Koorana Crocodile Farm
  • Rockhampton Art Gallery

…and many, many more!

Visitor Information

176 Gladstone Road

Cristy Houghton

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.