Situated on the Tropic of Capricorn 700km north of Brisbane, Rockhampton is the hub of the Capricorn region and the Beef Capital of Australia. Wide leafy streets and masses of colourful foliage are features of this sophisticated city. Rockhampton's rich and colourful history is reflected in the colonial architecture including many National Trust classified buildings along with its 'Queenslander' style homes.

As the commercial centre and major support base for the region’s agricultural and mining industries, 'Rocky' has a distinctive laid-back regional style. Rockhampton's highlight is the majestic Fitzroy River (Australia’s largest east coast river system) with its riverside walkways, recreational areas and heritage-listed precinct.