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Experience Rockhampton like you’ve never seen it before with our recommendations on the best things to see, do and eat in our beautiful Southern Great Barrier Reef region – curated by our team to help you live-like-a-local!

Experience the city from the water with a sunset cruise, wildlife cruise or night lights cruise!

Cruises depart at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm across and just up the river from the hotel and you’re almost always guaranteed to see a crocodile.

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Experience the city from the water with a sunset cruise, wildlife cruise or night lights cruise! - Empire Rockhampton

Have a bucking great time at the FREE Rodeo every Wednesday and Friday night at the Great Western Hotel just 2km from the Hotel

Enjoy one of their famous steaks ringside and utilise their courtesy bus that will take you to and from the Hotel.

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Have a bucking great time at the FREE Rodeo every Wednesday and Friday night at the Great Western Hotel just 2km from the Hotel - Empire Rockhampton

Tour Australia’s largest aboveground limestone cave just 29km drive from the Hotel (allow 30mins)

The most popular tour is their ‘cathedral tour’ which operates on the hour, every hour.  Tickets can be pre-purchased online or bought on arrival.

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Tour Australia’s largest aboveground limestone cave just 29km drive from the Hotel (allow 30mins) - Empire Rockhampton

Catch a trophy Barramundi or King Threadfin just in front of the Hotel

Rockhampton is also home to one of the largest deltas in Australia. The Fitzroy Delta is over 70,000 hectares in size providing a cracking Barramundi and King Threadfin fishing experience.

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Catch a trophy Barramundi or King Threadfin just in front of the Hotel - Empire Rockhampton

Experience the most significant regional Art Gallery collection in Australia just a block from the Hotel

Home to over $20m of contemporary Australian art including significant paintings by Albert Tucker, Fred Williams, John Brack, John Perceval, Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, Jeffrey Smart, Sali Herman, Margaret Olley, Del Kathryn Barton and Danila Vassilieff.

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Experience the most significant regional Art Gallery collection in Australia just a block from the Hotel  - Empire Rockhampton

Explore the new $36m world-class Riverside Precinct just steps from the Hotel

With playground areas, river lookouts, shaded walkways and gathering spaces. A streetscape along iconic Quay Street integrates the city’s edge with the riverbank parklands, the Boathouse restaurant, a grand staircase leading to a plaza area dedicated to tennis great Rod Laver, waterfall and water jet features, state-of-the-art playground and public art.

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Explore the new $36m world-class Riverside Precinct just steps from the Hotel - Empire Rockhampton

Check out the baby chimp, Capri, and 70 other species of exotic and domestic animals at the city’s free zoo and botanical gardens just 4km drive from the Hotel

Opens at 8am daily, is free – and fantastic! Stroll along the lagoon, wander through the Japanese Gardens and relax under the 100 year old fig trees. There is a café onsite where you are joined by local birds at your table eager to share your meal!

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Check out the baby chimp, Capri, and 70 other species of exotic and domestic animals at the city’s free zoo and botanical gardens just 4km drive from the Hotel - Empire Rockhampton

Explore our region by luxury 4WD

Rockhampton Tours offer exclusive escorted adventure tours in their luxury 4WD tour vehicles.

Enjoy remote wilderness experiences, tag-along tours (self drive) and more with experienced, qualified guides! 1-20 day itineraries, with customisations for events, birthdays, special concepts and anything else you’ve dreamed of.

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Explore our region by luxury 4WD - Empire Rockhampton

Catch the sunset from Nurim Circuit atop Mt Archer – 14km from the Hotel (allow 30mins)

Mount Archer has always been a natural beauty of our region, but now even more so with the newly constructed Nurim Circuit Elevated Board Walk. The circuit extends 25 metres outwards, 7.5 metres high and incorporates interpretive signage of the local Darumbal culture.

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Catch the sunset from Nurim Circuit atop Mt Archer – 14km from the Hotel (allow 30mins) - Empire Rockhampton

Take a romantic Horse & Carriage ride from the Hotel

Kenny the Clydesdale will take you on a romantic trip around the CBD Riverfront Precinct – a quirky alternative to a taxi or uber!

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Take a romantic Horse & Carriage ride from the Hotel - Empire Rockhampton

Book into GIRT spa for the best massage in your life just beside the Hotel

Girt creates a space purely for you, no rushing in or out. Just a place to take time and slow down. A place to surround and celebrate all aspects of you. To support and enhance the look/mood/life you already hold.  Skin, body, soul.

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Book into GIRT spa for the best massage in your life just beside the Hotel - Empire Rockhampton

Taste the Beef Capital of Australia’s best cuts from Boodles Quality Meats

Head to Boodles Quality Meats and select the best cut of local beef including their selection of dry aged rib on the bone.  They can even deliver it to the Hotel for $10 (orders over $100 get free delivery).

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Taste the Beef Capital of Australia’s best cuts from Boodles Quality Meats - Empire Rockhampton

Indulge in the ultimate luxury of a Private Chef Degustation Dinner in one of our Signature Suites

Let our world-class Chefs create a menu for you showcasing our region’s produce!  Contact Reception for more information.

Indulge in the ultimate luxury of a Private Chef Degustation Dinner in one of our Signature Suites - Empire Rockhampton

See, hold, eat and learn all about Crocodiles at Koorana Crocodile Farm

Gates open daily at 10:00am with the first tour at 10:30am and second tour starting at 1:00pm. Gates Close at 3pm.  Lunch is served in their Restaurant between 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

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See, hold, eat and learn all about Crocodiles at Koorana Crocodile Farm - Empire Rockhampton

Experience the wonder of Kershaw Gardens & Children’s Play Area

Originally designed for New York’s Central Park, Kershaw Garden’s Wyatt’s Wonder Web includes five levels of play for kids and adults too. Standing at nine metres high, climb through various obstacles including climbing ropes, ladders, tunnels, three slides and swinging hammocks on the top level.

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Experience the wonder of Kershaw Gardens & Children’s Play Area - Empire Rockhampton

Explore Rockhampton’s Sporting Precinct and Dinosaur Playground along Huish Drive

Complete with BBQ Areas, River Pontoons, Olympic Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts, Basketball Stadium and riverside walking tracks!

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Explore Rockhampton’s Sporting Precinct and Dinosaur Playground along Huish Drive - Empire Rockhampton
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