Plan your visit
Plan your 2024 Easter holidays
With food, entertainment, nature and adventure, you’ll want to spend more than a weekend in the Rockhampton Region.
Whether you have just the Easter weekend or a couple of extra days free, Rockhampton has an abundance of unique, unforgettable experiences.
Plan the ultimate Easter weekend in the CBD beside the picturesque Fitzroy River, surrounded by heritage buildings and hinterland views. All this only a stone’s throw away from the Rockynats event precinct and award-winning restaurants and bars. For those hanging around longer, fill a week (or two) by seting your sights further afield to explore everything Rockhampton’s diverse and exciting region has to offer.
There’s no shortage of places to stay in this unique ‘country-meets-culture’ city. Choose from a wide range of accommodation options perfect for Rockynats, from boutique and contemporary hotels and luxury rooms, to budget self-contained apartments and camping. But get in quick! Accommodation close to the CBD can sell out fast leading up to Rockynats.
What to do for the Easter long weekend
With beautiful April weather, and non-stop entertainment at Rockynats, Rockhampton is the perfect place for the Easter weekend.
What to do in Rockhampton if you have a week or more
Come for Rockynats, and stay for the rich diversity of food, entertainment, culture and adventure. Experience the thrill of nature's playground as you hike through rugged Aussie landscapes, cast your line into the Fitzroy River, conquer trails on a mountain bike adventure or discover another world in the Capricorn Caves. Families will find endless fun with a variety of parks and gardens, farm stays, Mount Hay’s Gemstone Park or the iconic Rockhampton Heritage Village. In the evening take your pick between award winning restaurants or cozy local pubs serving up delicious dishes accompanied by live music. Rockhampton has everything you need for the perfect Easter holiday.
Best accommodation for Rockynats
Find yourself in the heart of the action in the CBD, with your accommodation just a short stroll from the all the main events of Rockynats as well as countless dining options. If strolling isn’t your speed, then you can zip effortlessly through the streets on trendy e-scooters available throughout the CBD. With an array of choices for most budgets, find the perfect place to unwind and recharge amidst the bustling energy of Rockynats. Learn more about Rockhampton's CBD hotels at Explore Rockhampton.
Camping and caravan parks
If you prefer a more rugged experience, Rockhampton has a range of camping and caravan parks that cater to all preferences. Our top pick for camping is the official Rockynats campground located conveniently in the CBD. Not only will you be in the company of entrants and other car enthusiasts, you are guaranteed to be just a short walk from all the Rockynats action. For those seeking other options, there are numerous other camping and caravan parks available including a popular caravan park near the beautiful Fitzroy River, or camping out at Gracemere. Many of the campgrounds and caravan parks are entrant-friendly, meaning you can keep your vehicle close over the Easter weekend. Learn more about Rockhampton Region's camping and caravan parks at Explore Rockhampton.
Get the authentic road-trip experience and stay alongside many of the entrants, with the chance to eye off their cars right outside your front door. Motels in Rockhampton offer a range of amenities from restaurants downstairs, to family-friendly venues with a pool. For any entrant looking for a place to stay, motels are the most entrant-friendly accommodation allowing you to park your vehicle right outside. Learn more about Rockhampton Region's hotels at Explore Rockhampton.