Compare Cheap Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton, Australia
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Compare Cheap Sydney to Rockhampton Flights
Book your flights from Sydney (SYD) to Rockhampton (ROK) and explore one of Australia's best-kept secrets. With daily connecting flights between Sydney and Rockhampton, you can explore central Queensland with just a short 4-hour flight. It's the perfect weekend getaway for travellers that want to explore their country's natural and cultural heritage. Spend your holiday learning about the history of the local Darumbal people, wandering past the Victorian-era buildings and exploring nearby Great Keppel Island and Byfield National Park. Whether you're planning a solo trip or a family holiday - there's plenty to do in Rockhampton!
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Best time to visit Rockhampton
The best time to visit Rockhampton
Located in the middle of the Tropic of Capricorn, the Rockhampton enjoys warm, tropical weather throughout the year. With no peak tourist season like other cities in Australia, you can find cheap return flights from Sydney to Rockhampton without a problem. If you want to avoid the rainy season however, visit between October and March. Given the name of this season, it is wise to bring an umbrella and a dry bag for your valuables just in case.
Departing From Sydney
Sydney Airport (SYD) is the busiest airport in Australia and one of the oldest operating runways in the world. It operates connecting flights from SYD to ROK with regional airlines Virgin Australia and Qantas.
Getting to Sydney Airport
The best way to get from Sydney's city centre to the airport is with the T8 Airport Line train. You'll avoid the city's notorious traffic jams, and you won't have to worry about missing your cheap flight to Rockhampton. The trains run every day from 5am to midnight, departing the CBD station every 10 minutes. If you're on a budget, take the local bus to the airport. Route 400 will drop you off at the departure terminals for as little as $5.60 per person. If you can't avoid taking a taxi or an Uber, make sure you give yourself enough buffer time to get to the airport. A one-way trip usually costs between $45 to $55.
Parking at Sydney Airport
There are a variety of parking options at Sydney Airport. Save time and money by booking your spot online before you arrive.
Where to Park at Sydney Airport
- Guaranteed space: This is the fastest and most convenient parking option for domestic and international travellers. You have to stay here for at least one day, and the lot is only available through the airport's online booking system.
- P1/P2: This parking lot is five minutes away from the Domestic T2 and T3 terminals. It's the perfect option for travellers that don't mind paying a little bit extra for convenience.
- P3: P3 is a budget-friendly parking lot at Sydney Airport. It's an eight-minute walk from the check-in counters and comes with a daily discounted rate.
- Blu Emu: The Blu Emu is the cheapest parking option available at the airport. It's an off-site lot that's 15-minutes’ drive away from the domestic terminal. However, there is a free 24-hour shuttle that will take you to and from the airport.
Arriving in Rockhampton
Rockhampton Airport (ROK) is a major regional airport in Australia. It operates direct flights to a small number of domestic destinations such as Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns and Mackay.
How to Get from Rockhampton Airport to Your Rockhampton Hotel or Accommodation
The best way to get from Rockhampton Airport to your hotel is with a metered taxi. A one-way trip into the CBD will cost on average $16, and you'll find the cab drivers waiting outside the arrivals hall. If you don't want to take a cab, your only other option is to use a transfer service such as Young's Bus Service or the Rockhampton to Capricorn Coast Transfers. There are currently no local bus or trains that service the airport.
Things to do
Things to do in Rockhampton
Visit the Dreamtime Cultural Centre
Learn about the history of the local Darumbal people at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. The 90-minute tour will teach you about their ancient traditions and rich heritage.
Summit Mount Archer
Escape the city for a few hours and hike up to the summit of Mount Archer. There are various walking trails to choose from and plenty of flora and fauna to see on the way.
Go to the Rockhampton Art Gallery
Don't miss out exploring Rockhampton's impressive art gallery. It's home to local and Indigenous artworks, including pieces from Sir Russell Drysdale and Sir Sidney Nolan.