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Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Rockhampton?

You should plan to spend around $171 (AU$262) per day on your vacation in Rockhampton. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $50 (AU$76) on meals
  • $19 (AU$30) on local transportation
  • $203 (AU$311) on hotels

A one week trip to Rockhampton for two people costs, on average, $2,390 (AU$3,663). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Rockhampton cost?

A one week trip to Rockhampton usually costs around $1,195 (AU$1,831) for one person and $2,390 (AU$3,663) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Rockhampton on average costs around $2,390 (AU$3,663) for one person and $4,780 (AU$7,325) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Rockhampton will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Rockhampton on average costs around $5,121 (AU$7,848) for one person and $10,242 (AU$15,697) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Rockhampton has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Rockhampton expensive to visit?

Prices in Rockhampton are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Rockhampton is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in the Pacific for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Rockhampton is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Rockhampton Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Rockhampton?

The average Rockhampton trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Rockhampton travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$311 ($203)
Local Transportation 1 AU$30 ($19)
Food 2 AU$76 ($50)
Entertainment 1 AU$61 ($40)
Alcohol 2 AU$10 - 29 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Rockhampton
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Rockhampton is $101 (AU$155). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Rockhampton is $203 (AU$311). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Rockhampton

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Rockhampton based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $83. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Rockhampton
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Rockhampton is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (AU$30) per person, per day, on local transportation in Rockhampton.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Rockhampton
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Rental Cars in Rockhampton
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Food Budget in Rockhampton
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Rockhampton can vary, the average cost of food in Rockhampton is $50 (AU$76) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rockhampton should cost around $20 (AU$30) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rockhampton is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Rockhampton
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Rockhampton typically cost an average of $40 (AU$61) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Rockhampton
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  • The average person spends about $13 (AU$20) on alcoholic beverages in Rockhampton per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Rockhampton On a Budget
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Rockhampton is a city in Queensland, Australia with a population of around 75,000. It dates back to 1855 and historically the economy was driven by gold, mining, and agriculture. Today it feels more bustling than you would expect in an "outback town." There's traffic, suburban sprawl, and continuing growth and development. The city sits on the Fitzroy River about 45 kilometers from the river's mouth.

The city has more than 300 days of sunshine yearly and is a popular travel destination year around. There is no shortage of outdoor activities that you can enjoy and there are plenty of outdoor parks and recreation areas to visit. The climate is humid subtropical and the city sits on the Tropic of Capricorn within the southeast trade wind belt. Temperatures typically range from 22 to 32 degrees Celsius in the summer and 9 to 23 degrees Celsius in the winter season. Summer is the wet season and winter is the dry season.
There are plenty of sights around town, but some of the most popular include the Rockhampton Zoo, which is best visited at 3:00 during feeding time, the Botanic Gardens, just outside the zoo, the Rockhampton Heritage Village, with some fascinating historical buildings, Dreamtime Cultural Centre, which displays local, aboriginal artwork, and Mount Etna Caves National Park, which offers guided tours of the area's interesting caves. Another interesting place to visit is the Koorona Crocodile Farm, where you can view crocodiles and then enjoy a crocodile based dish in the cafe. Prices are extraordinarily high, with main dishes costing you more than $20. It is possible to arrange a tour of the facility, and this will likely give you the best deal.
Rockhampton can be divided into a north and a south side. There are three bridges that connect each side. One is for trains and the other two are for vehicles. To the north of the city is the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area. There are ten shopping centers around town that include many major national and international retailers.

Mount Archer is a great place to visit. It has nice views of Rockhampton and can be reached by traveling towards Frenchville and turning right onto Pilbeam Drive.

The town is also famous for several good festivals. Both the Multicultural Festival and CQU Open Day have market stalls with international food, music, and cultural activities. The Village Festival is the largest music and arts celebration in the area and offers music, performing arts, visural arts, and street theater, among other things. The Big River Jazz Festival is a three day jazz festival in September. There is also the Pilbeam Theatre, that seats 1200 people. They host national and international music and comedy shows.

There are ten major shopping centers around town with many national and international retailers represented.
Food and Dining
There are a handful of decent restaurants around town. Blue Truffles has great food at a decent price. For fresh seafood try Aficionado. Indian, Italian, Thai, and Vietnamese restaurants are also available.

There are also four nightclubs in town on William Street near Quay Street. Bars are spread throughout town as well. There's a particularly lively atmosphere at the Criterion Hotel on Quay Street.

The Rockhampton Airport is the easiest way to arrive in the city, with regular flights arriving from Brisbane and Sydney among other cities. Alternatively, you can drive into town on a quality road. Expect a seven or eight hour drive from Brisbane. You can also arrive by train from Brisbane, with six trains a week making the journey.

Once you're in Rockhampton, it is best to have access to a car to the explore the area. Roads outside of town are almost all paved and high quality. There are plenty of rental car companies in town and you will have your choice of vehicles. Taxis are also available around town as well as to and from the airport. The trip from the airport to the city center takes about 15 minutes. Cycling around town is possible as well. The area is relatively flat and traffic is typically not a problem. Drivers are less welcoming to cyclists as you venture into more rural areas. The city center is relatively walkable and many destinations can be reached on foot.


Looking for a party? Find a hostel in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, or along the Gold Coast.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.