Australia’s newest national motoring festival, a showcase of horsepower, speed, driving skills and engineering excellence. Rare Spares Rockynats features burnouts, show and shine, bike show, street parade, grass driving, cruising, 4x4 display, street drags, dyno and more! www.rockynats.com.au
Rockhampton Regional Council and Advance Rockhampton runs the event in partnership with Summernats.
Easter Long Weekend 29-31 March 2024.
Rockhampton CBD, Rockhampton Showgrounds and Northside Boat Ramp Precinct (Burnouts).
Absolutely! Beat the queues on event day, with pre scanning ticket collection available in the week leading up from the Showgrounds, Robert Schwarten Pavilion (entry through the glass doors on Exhibition Road).
Please note the designated times for collection:
Pending licensing restrictions of the Bar Provider.
As protocols are forever changing, what is in place currently might be different at the time of the event. Our ticketing terms and conditions state:
Attendees will be advised closer to the event if there are any COVID requirements in place.
Rare Spares Rockynats 04 entries open 25 July 2023. Don't hesitate - we will sell out. Follow this link for more information.
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Official Rockynats 04 merchandise will go on sale soon. Click here for more information.
Merchandise will also be available at the event in the Buddy's Fire Burnouts, Autobarn Showgrounds and CBD Precincts until sold out.
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General Admission: Children under 12 years are free to access Rockynats with a purchase of any General Admission Ticket (any general admission ticket type when purchasing adult, concession or family tickets). You will be asked upon check-out if you have any children attending with your adult or family ticket purchase.
Platinum: Children 3 years and under are free to access VIP areas. All other ages must have a valid Platinum ticket to access.
Yes, tickets can be purchased here.
Located at the Rockhampton Brothers Cricket Club in the heart of Victoria Park (cricket side), directly opposite the Rockhampton Showgrounds and a 1.7km walk to the Rockynats Drifting precinct, Tent City is available for spectators and entrants, providing a great inner city accommodation option. Tent City is available for five nights, checking in from 11am on Wednesday 27th March 2024 and checking out by Monday 1st April 2024.
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Plan your weekend with the Rockhampton Events app! The app allows you to see the full program of events and mark your favourites so you will get notifications straight to your pocket when events are about to start.
To download, go to the app store and download “Rockhampton Events” or click here. Tap on Current Events and select Rockynats.
Yes, we have shuttle buses again this year! Event shuttle buses will be in operation to transport patrons on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st.
Shuttle buses will run between the following locations:
Shuttles run every 15 minutes (traffic pending) between these times:
Patrons must present their Rockynats wristband for access to this free service.
TIP! Look out for the giant wavey inflatable man at each Shuttle Stop or check the maps in the Rockhampton Events app.
Temporary taxi ranks have been created at each event precinct near the Shuttle Bus stops for pick up and drop off. Pre-book with our Event Sponsor Black & White Cabs by calling 133 222 or download the Black & White Cabs Australia app.
A free water taxi for VIPS, Entrants, Buddy’s and Platinum ticket holders will operate between the SWL Racing 4x4 Display and the Buddy’s Fire Burnout Precinct. This water taxi will run continuously between tide 10am – 3pm *subject to change pending tide times.
Thank you to River Cruises CQ
The bright orange Neuron Australia E-Scooters will make travel between Rare Spares Rockynats 04 Precincts a breeze! Download the app ready for Rockynats! Neuron scooters are not permitted within the event footprints and have been geo-mapped out for safety reasons!
Buddy’s Fire Burnout Precinct | Gold Coin donation parking at Rockhampton Cricket Grounds (on Goodsall St access via Lakes Creek Rd) Saturday 30th March from 8am & Sunday, 31st March from 9am. Limited priority parking for VIPs, Entrants, Platinum ticket holders.
Showgrounds Precinct | Free on-street parking
CBD Precinct | Free on-street parking
Illegal parking, or parking causing an impediment for a local resident to access their home or business will be monitored and will result in a fine or the vehicle being towed (at owners expense).
There are a number of accessible parking spots available at all precincts. Patrons must clearly display a current Government issued Disability Parking Permit to access these parking spots. Accessible parks will be monitored and enforced by Council’s Local Laws Department.
Full-bull adventures, trophy Barramundi to be caught right in the front of the Rockhampton CBD Riverfront Precinct, world-class mountain bike trails, strong indigenous culture, events to rival those of Australia's big cities, a significant art collection that includes some of Australia's greats, heritage and history, a zoo, nature day-trips that surround the city, live action rodeo every week distilleries, breweries, bars and eateries all over town, and 300 days of sunshine a year, it's the perfect destination to explore while you’re in town for Rockynats.
Check out www.explorerockhampton.com.au for details.
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