LIVING IN ROCKHAMPTON
There's more to the Rockhampton Region than clear skies and warm weather. With a thriving community, plenty of natural attractions to check out, an average of over 300 days of sunshine each year and the friendliest people in Queensland, the Rockhampton Region offers locals and visitors alike a world of possibilities.
The Region is home to over 100,000 people and is the traditional home of the Darumbal Aboriginal people. The Region has three major localities including Rockhampton, Gracemere and Mount Morgan. The Region lies on the Fitzroy River - one of the largest river systems in Queensland - and is approximately 600 kilometres north of the Queensland capital, Brisbane.
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Rockhampton is the main urban centre of Central Queensland. There are numerous small towns and villages in the rural hinterland. Rural land is used mainly for cattle raising, pineapple growing, fruit growing, forestry and mining. Power generation and tourism are also important industries.
The Rockhampton Airport offers direct flights to multiple destinations every day, proving to be Central Queensland's gateway to Australia and one of the most successful regional airports in the country.
"Rockhampton is such a great place to live. There is so many opportunities for me here."
The region is supported by a number of industries including administration, retail, hospitality, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction.
Central Queensland University's main campus is in Rockhampton. Girls Grammar has a close partnership with this premier tertiary hub.
Rockhampton has an incredible sporting community, thriving music culture and offers plenty of opportunities to pursue and foster whatever your daughter is passionate about.