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Founded in 1853, Rockhampton is one of the oldest cities in Northern Australia. It maintains its heritage appeal with quaint historic buildings and charming architecture, plus tons of museums and galleries that focus on local history and Aboriginal culture. Rockhampton is the beef capital of Australia, making it the place to go for an incredible steak. There’s also a lot of natural beauty to explore in the area. Located near the Tropic of Capricorn, Rockhampton is often used as the gateway to the Capricorn Coast, but also offers beautiful landscapes right within the city, from a national park to a botanical garden.
Once you’re ready to plan your getaway, book cheap flights from Townsville to Rockhampton with Webjet and use these travel tips to get your itinerary started.
The best time to visit Rockhampton
With its location near the Tropic of Capricorn, Rockhampton can get hot. The most moderate temperatures happen from April to October, which brings warm days and cool nights. Peak tourism season tends to be May to August, with a bump in July for the Rockhampton River Festival, the largest arts and culture festival in Central Queensland. Visitors who don’t mind the heat can get cheap flights to Rockhampton in December. Temperatures peak from December to February.
Departing from Townsville
Travellers from Townsville will fly from the Townsville International Airport (TSV) to Rockhampton Airport (ROK). Flights from TSV to ROK take about two hours via airlines like Virgin Australia and Qantas, who both offer cheap airfares from Townsville to Rockhampton.
Getting to Townsville Airport
Townsville Airport's Shuttle ffers pick-up from a range of hotels in the city, plus the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Make sure to book your seat for this service online (at least three hours in advance), and budget $10 per person for the one-way trip. Another transit option is the Sunbus, however it doesn’t drop-off directly at the airport. It’s a seven-minute walk from its termination point from the nearby Meenan Street and Halifax street bus stop. Fares are calculated based on the route and can range from $1.80 to $4.80. Note that travellers using a taxi or rideshare service to reach the airport may have an extra $3 airport toll.
Parking at Townsville Airport
There are two parking options at Townsville Airport for travellers seeking to look their car while on holiday in Rockhampton.
Where to Park at Townsville Airport
- Saver Car Park: An uncovered lot located a five-minute walk from the terminal. The cost for seven days is $119.
- Select Car Park: A covered lot located a one-minute walk from the terminal. The cost is $176 for seven days.
Arriving in Rockhampton
Flights from Townsville to Rockhampton land at Rockhampton Airport (ROK).
How to Get from Rockhampton Airport to Your Rockhampton Hotel or Accommodation
Rockhampton Airport is located about five kilometres from the CBD, known and Rockhampton City. Young’s Bus Service runs an airport bus from ROK to Rockhampton City, Stocklands (North Rockhampton), Emu Park and beyond. Single adult fares start at $6. The taxi ride from Rockhampton Airport to town centre can take as little as 10 minutes and generally costs around $16.
Things to do in Rockhampton
Rockhampton is rich with cultural heritage and outdoor adventure. Learn about Aboriginal history at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre, tour Heritage Village for museum of historic replicas, and check out contemporary works by Australian and Indigenous artists at the Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Enjoy the Australian landscape at Mount Archer National Park with spectacular views from the summit or stroll through the tropical Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, established in 1869. Head north of the city to explore Capricorn Caves, a privately-owned system of limestone caves home to insectivorous bats and guided tours.