The geographic area of coastal Central Queensland consists of Mackay, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone and surrounding areas. We’ve compiled some information below to help you decide where you might like to teach in the region.
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Known as the Beef Capital of Australia, Rockhampton is a booming regional town, the fourth largest in Queensland. As beef is one of the area’s primary industries, it will come as no surprise that you’ll find some of the best steak houses and restaurants in regional Queensland right here in Rockhampton, some with a backdrop of the Fitzroy River.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Rockhampton if you’re taking the family with you, including exploring the Capricorn Caves, the
free botanic gardens and zoo, and the
Kershaw Gardens Central Precinct. The gardens are a kilometre long and feature walking tracks, play areas and even a waterfall.
Take a 25-minute drive out of town to the Mt Archer National Park for a birds-eye view of Rockhampton and the Berserker Range and to learn more about the local Darumbal people. Just a 40-minute drive north-east, you'll find the coastal town of Yeppoon and access to the world-famous
Great Keppel Island.
Find out more about
living in Rockhampton from Rockhampton Regional Council.
Rockhampton fun fact
Rockhampton is proud of their reputation as the Beef Capital of Australia. So much so that there are six iconic bull statues throughout the city.