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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Immerse yourself in culture, history & food!

Are you a history buff, or just enjoy soaking up the intriguing past of certain places? Then Rockhampton should be your next destination. Steeped in history, Rockhampton has much to offer in the way of interesting historical buildings and events. Whether you’re journeying on your own, with the family or with a group of friends, we’ve found some must-see places in Rockhampton—as well as some amazing places to treat yourself to some delicious food after! Ready your camera, get out your travel diary and prepare to be amazed at these great Rocky spots.

If you’re looking for a great day out with the family or some friends, we’ve found some fun places to visit. Here are the sights, along with some great Rockhampton restaurants to stop in for brunch, lunch and dinner close by!

First stop: brunch. We have just the place!

Rockhampton Leagues Club

Dine in comfort, Rockhampton Leagues Club - Rockhampton
Dine in comfort, Rockhampton Leagues Club – Rockhampton

Open 7 days a week, the Rockhampton Leagues Club is the perfect place to pick up some much-needed brunch. With their coffee shop open from 9am, this is a great option to stop by and enjoy a delicious coffee along with a light meal. Whether you’re after a toasted sandwich or some cake with your coffee, the varied menu here will keep you satisfied! They also offer lunch from midday, so if you’re stopping by a little later you can take advantage of their $10 lunch specials!
Where: Cambridge St, Rockhampton QLD 4700

Just around the corner you’ll find…

So now you’ve had a bite to eat, you’re ready to tackle the first part of your day. Head over to the Archer Park Rail Museum, which is a short 3-minute drive (or if you’re feeling adventurous, a 7-minute walk) from the Rockhampton Leagues Club. This museum covers the history and development of Rockhampton’s railway system, which dates back more than 100 years. Built in 1899, this museum is a must-see for anyone who loves history, trains, or both! Adult tickets are just $9.
Where: 51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton QLD 4700


Stop two: lunch!

Thai Taste Restaurant

Absolutely amazing Thai cuisine, Thai Taste Restaurant - Rockhampton
Absolutely amazing Thai cuisine, Thai Taste Restaurant – Rockhampton

Worked up an appetite after photo-snapping your way around the museum? Stop in at Thai Taste Restaurant. Serving up some seriously delicious Thai cuisine, if you’re a fan of authentic Thai this location is a must! Whether you love your curries, stir-fries or noodle dishes, the chefs here create amazing meals full of authentic Thai flavours. Fully licensed, you can find a drink to perfectly complement your meal. If you’re feeling tired, rest and dine in, or grab your food to go for your next adventure.
Where: 635 Norman Rd, Norman Gardens QLD 4701

Just around the corner you’ll find…

A short 6-minute drive from Thai Taste Restaurant you will arrive at the Dreamtime Cultural Centre. This is a cultural hub that is home to the Bimbi Artefacts shop, the Ted Mitchell Gallery and a merchandise shop. Set on 12 hectares of land divided by Limestone Creek, this facility is dedicated to the introduction and education of all Australians to Indigenous history. Be sure to book a guided tour to get the most from your visit here.
Where: 705-751 Yaamba Rd, Parkhurst QLD 4701


Third and final stop: dinner!

Saigon Saigon by the River

Moreish braised beef with cashew nuts, Saigon Saigon by the River - Rockhampton
Moreish braised beef with cashew nuts, Saigon Saigon by the River – Rockhampton

Love Vietnamese food? You are going to adore Saigon Saigon by the River. This Vietnamese restaurant offers all the greatest dishes, from chicken fried rice through to black bean chow mein. Whatever you are in the mood for, be it beef, chicken, seafood or vegetarian, there’s something to suit your tastebuds here. Located right by the river, you’ll enjoy an amazing view coupled with beautiful panoramic views of the Fitzroy River. An ideal place to end your day!
Where: 189 Quay St, Rockhampton QLD 4700

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What do you love to do to find adventure in Rockhampton? Let us know!

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