The Fitzroy River has been the lifesource for the people of Central Queensland since the time of the Dreaming. In a celebration of its glory, and its strength to support the community, Rockhampton Regional Council launched Rockhampton River Festival in 2014.
The three-day celebration leverages the riverbank’s stunning natural and built heritage to forge fond and fun memories in the minds of many. The festival will embrace these foundations to offer more arts, culture, entertainment, food and enjoyment for visitors.
Each year up to 100,000 people go through the gates of the Rockhampton River Festival with many of them being visitors to our wonderful region. Rockhampton River Festival is the perfect excuse to take some time to explore Rockhampton and we look forward to welcoming you to our region.
Stop, see, stay. You’ll be surprised. 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, distilleries, breweries, bars and eateries all over town, and 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s a destination to stop, see and stay all year round.
IS THERE AN EVENT PROGRAM?
Hard copies of the program will be available from accommodation providers and visitor information centres within the region. Digital programs will be available on the website closer to the event. A FREE mobile app will also be released with program information and can be downloaded at www.rockhampton.eventapp.com.au.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
Rockhampton River Festival is held along Quay Street and the Riverside Precinct. The program will also include a map of the event.
IS THE FESTIVAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
The event has been designed with accessibility/mobility in mind. The entire festival is accessible via wheelchair, mobility scooters and prams
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS TO A TICKETED EVENT?
There are information booths within the festival which can be identified on the festival map that can assist with ticketing enquiries.
For ticketed events you will be required to have a copy of your ticket to present on arrival. Tickets will be available for purchase on the website when released.
HOW TO GET HERE?
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.
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-drive holidays and coach tours.
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.
Source: Rockhampton River Festival