5 days in Rockhampton & Mackay Itinerary

5 days in Rockhampton & Mackay Itinerary

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5 days in Rockhampton & Mackay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  7​h
1
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): have fun and explore at FLOW Visitors Centre. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, then make a trip to Singing Ship, and finally walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rockhampton driving holiday planning app .

Melbourne to Rockhampton is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Rockhampton to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Emu Park
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, then cruise along Mango Avenue, and then make a splash at Mackay Aqua Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Bluewater Trail and then admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mackay online road trip planner .

You can drive from Rockhampton to Mackay in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackay

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

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