Leave the car at home and travel from Brisbane to Rockhampton in one of our luxurious coaches. Take in the stunning scenery without having to focus on the road, meet other travellers, and strike up a conversation with one of the locala. Our journey commences at the Coach Terminal in Brisbane and ends at the Puma Service Station in South Rockhampton.
Start off in the cosmopolitan hub of arts, culture and dining. Brisbane is Australia’s next ‘world city’, and the metropolitan jewel in Queensland’s crown. But to see a different side to the state – and to enjoy a great steak – you should hop on a bus from Rockhampton to Brisbane.
Even though Rockhampton and Brisbane are only 250km apart, they couldn’t be more different. Brisbane is a bustling metropolis, home to about two million locals and plenty of tourists who fly in for the weekend. However, our journey ends in Rockhampton – renowned as the ‘Beef Capital of Australia’, and considered the industrial & agricultural centre of the North.
The Port Curtis district has some beautiful rural scenery: lush pastures with grazing cattle, winding roads snaking through hillsides, canefields dotted with crops and thick forests bordering them all. The Mount Archer’s lookout offers panoramic views of the city and countryside, and which can be reached by car or foot. The Capricorn Caves, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Salesyards Distillery, Historic CBD Heritage Trail, Gracemere Cattle Salesyards, and a variety of food options are just a few of the attractions and exciting things to do once you arrive in Rockhampton. Being one of the oldest cities in Queensland and Northern Australia, the city is rich in heritage.
Bus Queensland operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year, between Brisbane and Mount Isa. Please consult the table below for more information about the schedule.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bus Queensland offers a service from Toowoomba to Rockhampton. For passengers travelling to Rockhampton, this service does not pick up at Mount Morgan.
On Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, buses run from Rockhampton to Toowoomba. For passengers travelling to Mount Morgan, does not pick up in Rockhampton.
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The Biloela Spirit of the Land Mural is a remarkable tribute to the Callide Valley’s rich history, celebrating the stories of women from two civilizations spanning Indigenous beginnings to 1928. The spectacular mural, which is 100 metres in diameter and 4 metres high, wraps itself around a water reservoir, bringing the area’s history to life through the power of art and storytelling.
The Dalby War Memorial honours those who served in World War One, World War Two, and the Korean War and were killed in action.
Dogwood Crossing in Miles is a hive of creativity and community, serving as a thriving cultural hub for both local and touring exhibits. The much-loved Dogwood Crossing in Miles, QLD, is a location for locals to learn about art and experiment with new media. It’s an architectural marvel that’s jam-packed with information about the region’s history, art, and stories for tourists. Dogwood Crossing is a one-of-a-kind outback art gallery and the region’s leading touring artist destination.
The Meridian Marker in Moura is located on the 150th meridian, which means it is located at 150° E longitude. The Greenwich Meridian line in England is the Prime Meridian of the world, at Longitude 0 on a world map of meridians. The angle east or west of this line is used to measure all other locations. A day is exactly 12 hours long wherever on the meridian line at the time of the equinox. The marker is located 1 kilometre east of Moura and displays the imaginary line on which Queensland (Easter Standard) time is based. The ‘holey rocks’ like the ones at the Meridian Marker, are a product of coal mining rock blasting and can be found all over Moura. Look along the 150th Meridian, as you stare through the hole at the site.
The Rockhampton Botanic Gardens are amongst the oldest public gardens in Queensland. Access to the yards and zoo is free. They open daily from 6 am to 6 pm. Located within the Gardens is the Rockhampton Zoo. It is home to over 50 species of native animals from across Australia as well as exotic animals from around the world! It’s the perfect area for families to see animals in their natural surroundings. The Gardens Tearooms is the café nestled under the 150-year-old Banyan Figs. The Japanese Gardens provide tranquillity, while the Cenotaph honours our Australian soldiers.
A spectacular 10 days of blossoms, flavours and also noises, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the Southern Queensland city of Toowoomba in the most beautiful of methods each September. The program consists of greater than 60 one-of-a-kind occasions and experiences, including award winning parks, stunning private yards, a road parade breaking with flower colour, worldwide well-known musical acts, some of the most effective food and also red wine to be located in Queensland and a multitude of cultural as well as all-natural experiences.
Update: 29th June 2021
Bus Queensland advises that all services will continue as scheduled during the 3 day lockdown starting 6pm today. The Queensland Government advises that residents in locked down areas can only leave home for one of the following reasons:
1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications.
2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home.
3. Exercise in your local area.
4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support.
Wear a mask when you leave home.
We ask that all passengers please keep up to date with the current requirements found at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-impacted-areas
Update: 29th June 2021
Passengers on our Lightning Ridge services crossing between NSW/QLD borders will require a border pass. We ask that passengers please keep up to date with the current border crossing requirements found at https://www.qld.gov.au/border-pass
Payment over the phone and via our website is preferred.
Please do not travel if you are feeling unwell.