Eat, drink and hang with the locals
You will be sure to get a true flavour of our wonderful town when you hit our local watering holes and grab a brew with the friendly locals.
A visit to Rockhampton wouldn’t be complete without checking out the Great Western Hotel. Established in 1862, the Hotel has a rich history not only as an iconic venue and award-winning Steakhouse, but also a unique entertainment venue. Renowned for bringing thrilling events such as rodeos, professional bull riding and headline music acts, the Great Western Hotel gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best beef on a plate and the best bull riding in the country!
Located in a historic Queensland Hotel is the Saleyards Distillery. What was an iconic hotel originally built in 1881 has been transformed into a unique and quirky distillery specialising in the distillation of run, gin and vodka. Take a journey of the senses and book a tour to learn all about the process of what goes into a bottle of finely crafted spirits and indulge in complimentary tastings. If you are short on time and can’t do the tour, you are still welcome to pop into the distillery where you can buy all the products directly from the distillery door.
Keen to catch some sport or have a flutter on the pokies? Relax and unwind at the Frenchville Sports Club or Rockhampton Leagues Club. Both classed as premier community clubs, you will find dining options, entertainment and a comfortable, stress-free atmosphere.
For a casual outing with an over-riding friendly atmosphere, drop into Hogs Breath Café – the home of Hog’spitality! Specialising in 18-hour slow cooked prime rib steaks, you won’t be disappointed when you tantalise your taste buds with an unbelievably tender steak that melts in your mouth.
Thinking a pie, sausage roll or delectable pastry for breaky? Swing by the Artizan Gluten Free Bakery for tucker that is baked with integrity, quality and passion. As a 100% Gluten Free Bakery in the heart of Rockhampton, you know you are getting the freshest gluten free products as everything is baked on site with no wheat and no worries.
Set within one of Rockhampton’s most historical buildings, Riverston Tea Rooms is home to many tasty delights and a beautiful atmosphere, along with an array of antiques. When visiting Rockhampton, make some time to visit the town’s very first tea house and treat yourself to a tea or coffee, alongside a freshly baked cake or pastry (which are baked in house using local produce).
Feel like a good steak? Check out our blog on our 6 favourite places to grab a steak!