Rockhampton owes much of its past and present fortunes to the beef industry and the “big bulls” statues that are scattered around town are a tribute to
the city’s Beef Capital of Australia title. You can experience livestock sales for yourself at Gracemere Saleyards, on the outskirts of
Rockhampton, which handle the largest throughput of export beef cattle in Queensland, and is the largest stud-selling venue in the Southern Hemisphere.
To really appreciate being in Australia’s Beef Capital, a visit to the Great Western Hotel is a must. This iconic hotel right in town holds weekly
rodeos in the arena located at the back of the pub. Experience the thrill of watching professional bull riders while you tuck into a juicy steak!
A river run through it – the mighty Fitzroy River.