Getting Here

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There’s many ways you can get to Rockhampton. Either by air, road or rail, you can be in the heart of town from Brisbane in an hour.

By Air

Located just 5km from the city centre, Rockhampton Airport (ROK) is a major Australian regional airport servicing Rockhampton and Central Queensland, with flights to Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton are just under one hour, with Qantas and Virgin operating over ten flights daily.

If you're coming from Mackay, Townsville or Cairns, Qantas operates one flight daily into Rockhampton. 

By Road

Rockhampton is the central hub to the Capricorn and Leichhardt Highways, Australia’s Country Way and Pacific Way (Bruce Highway).

The city is an accessible stopping point for many self-dive holidays and coach tours, being approximately a 7 hour drive from Brisbane, 7.5 hour drive from Longreach and an 8 hour drive from Townsville.

By Rail

Queensland Rail offers multiple services a week to Rockhampton from Brisbane return on the popular high speed Tilt Train, as well as regular services on the Spirit of Queensland to the north and Spirit of the Outback to the west. The railway station is just 1.6km from the Rockhampton CBD.

How Far?

  • The beach 30 min
  • The islands (from beach) 20 min
  • Rockhampton Airport (from CBD) 8 min
  • Brisbane (by air) 45 min
  • Cairns (by air) 80 min