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    You'll See More of Rockhampton with a Car Hire

    One of the oldest cities in Queensland, Rockhampton was established in the mid 19th century as an area for grazing livestock. Gold was soon discovered in the north at Canoona, and the south-west at Mount Morgan and the town grew in size and developed into a centre for industry in the area.

    With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year and a well-developed tourism industry, Rockhampton is an excellent city to stay in and explore with a car hire. Auto Europe offers several car hire pick up locations in Rockhampton, Queensland, and a large fleet selection, so finding a car hire in Rockhampton is both easy and economical.

    Travelling in Rockhampton with a Car Hire

    Rockhampton is a well-preserved city, with several historic buildings open for the public to enjoy. The post office, Supreme Court House and St Joseph's Cathedral, all built in the late 1800s, are excellent examples of the architecture of the time, and still stand in all their glory. Once you have arrived, drive your car hire to Customs House, which was built in 1900 and today is an information centre for tourists, and a great way to start your visit to the area. To learn about the history of the area, the Old Borough Chambers are home to the Rockhampton Historical Society, where there are several displays showing the region's early development.

    Built on the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton has loads of water-based activities for visitors, such as canoeing, boating, water skiing and fishing. A unique form of accommodation is also available here, in the form of houseboats in which you can stay. One of Australia's oldest botanical gardens is also found in the city, founded in 1869 the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens is home to many exotic and local plants, some of which are over 100 years old. Take your car hire to the nearby Dreamtime Cultural Centre, the largest of it's kind in Australia. Here you can learn about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander way of life, see dance performances, and learn to play a didgeridoo.

    Tour the East of Rockhampton in your car hire, where you will find the Capricorn coast, a stretch of coastline from Emu Park to Yeppoon, and including Byfield, Kemp Beach, Causeway Lake and Shoalwater Bay. From here you can also take trips out to Great Keppel Island. Park your vehicle hire at the secure parking at Kemp Beach, and head out on a ferry for a day on the Island. The island has 17 white sandy beaches and many facilities for tourists. The area is popular for cruises, snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Rockhampton

    • Rockhampton to Rockhampton Airport (4km approx. 8min)
    • Rockhampton to Gladstone (107km approx. 1 hour 20min)
    • Darwin to Bundaberg (288km approx. 3hours 20min)
    • Rockhampton to Mackay (334km approx. 3hours 40min)

    Hire a Car in Rockhampton with Auto Europe

    Auto Europe makes car hire in Australia easy and affordable. You can book your car hire in Rockhampton with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.