Central Region

The Central Region of Queensland is located along the eastern coast of the state. The main districts in this region are Gladstone and Rockhampton. These two places are quite popular among tourists due to their attractions, weather and well priced holiday accommodations.

Accommodations

There are plenty of holiday rentals available in the Central Region of Queensland, especially in the Rockhampton and Gladstone districts. The holiday accommodations range from stylish apartments to classy houses. You can be sure that you will find a holiday home to suit your budget.

Attractions

Make a trip to Mount Archer National Park and check out some of the best views of the city. Fraser Park, located on top of Mount Archer, is a great place to enjoy a nice picnic in the shade. If you are in the mood for a bit of spelunking, then head over to Mount Etna Caves National Park and see the spectacular emergence of bent-wing bats. The Rockhampton Heritage Village is the place to visit if you want to learn about the rich and colourful history of Rockhampton.

Deepwater National Park in Gladstone is an ideal spot for nature lovers with a wide variety of plants and animals to check out. The Fitzroy Dive Site and the Heron Island Dive Site features some truly stunning dive locations.

The Bluewater Lagoon in Mackay has a three tired structure and is completely safe for children. The Lochern National Park is a great place to sample the Australian Outback.

Things to Do

Take a refreshing stroll through Kershaw Gardens and check out the imitation waterfall constructed on the northern boundary. MIG Jet Adventures will have you soaring through the sky in an authentic MIG-15 fighter jet.

Railroad fans should pay a visit to the Archer Park Steam Tram Museum. Anglers will not want to miss the opportunity to fish in Lake Awoonga and Lake Callide. Centro Gladstone has a range of shops where you can get items at discounted prices.

Head Over to the Finch Hatton Gorge Rainforest and try forest flying. A safety harness will have you gliding 25 metres above the forest floor.

Eating and drinking

Rockport is known as the beef capital of Australia, so head over to Rockport House of Pizza and Roast Beef and taste its deliciousness for yourself.

The Gecko Valley Winery Rose Garden Café offers light meals that are complemented by a glass or a bottle of wine. The Tannum Sands Hotel Motel offers the finest in Australian cuisine.

Climate

The temperature in Central Region is usually between 19° C and 27° C. Reaching Central Region

After landing at Brisbane International Airport, a six and a half hour drive along the A1 and Bruce Highway will take you to Gladstone while another one and a half hour drive along Bruce Highway will take you to Rockhampton.

Read what one of our travellers had to say about the Central Region!

This is such a vast and beautiful country that I feel privileged to live in. I recall driving over the crest of a hill and being in awe of the view I beheld. I am city born and bred but some day I hope to have my tree changed.

Baralaba is a small country town about 1 1/2 hours from Rocky. There is a beautiful camping area next to the Dawson River with prolific bird life. The town has a police station, a take-away bakery called Sally's with great food, a hospital, post-office, general store, servo, a couple of churches and of course, the pub. I enjoyed my stay very much and look forward to visiting this beautiful part of Queensland again.

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                                                              Relaxing and charming

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                                                              As a family with a pet, we just loved this charming relaxing beach holiday house. Such an awesome position and a very neat and tidy feel good home. We had a week of great weather and enjoyed every moment of it. Very comfortable beds and plenty of room to move. We are staying there again for a long weekend in October - can't wait.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 22/08/2014
                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2013

                                                              3 night stay over the Australia Day long weekend

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                                                              Everything you would expect from a modern, brand new duplex. Comfortable and very clean. We walked to the beach, shops and tavern daily. Little extras like the webber on the patio and the wii for the kids(not that they stayed inside to use it) are what set this property apart from the others. We will be back for sure!!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 03/02/2014
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jan 2014