Car Hire in Rockhampton
This information is correct as of July 2015.
The city of Rockhampton in the Australian region of Queensland is surrounded by coastal and rural landscapes, much better enjoyed with the driver's seat of a car that's temporarily yours. Due to the typically yet unusually uncrowded roads, driving in Rockhampton is very enjoyable. Not only that, this city is a great base if you intend to explore Central Queensland and visit its historical architecture and natural attractions such as The Coast, Great Barrier Reef and Islands, Gracemere, Mount Morgan, and many other prime tourist destinations.
Where to hire a car in Rockhampton
Several car rental companies provide their services at the airport or in various locations throughout Rockhampton. Operators providing service in this city include Redspot, Sixt Rent A Car, Avis Car Rentals, Hertz Rentals, Budget Car and Truck Rental, Thrifty Rent A Car, Network Car & Truck Rentals, and Europcar Rockhampton - Car & Van Hire. Vehicles are available for short term and long term rentals.
What to expect when hiring a car from Rockhampton
The National and State Highway system serves Rockhampton. The city is located at the main junction of Bruce Highway (the coastal highway) and the Capricorn Highway (the central western highway), with the Burnett Highway serving the Rockhampton Hinterland. All other areas and towns surrounding the city are accessible by sealed roads that are generally uncrowded. Hazards include large trucks on the Bruce Highway and straying livestock, especially on the back roads. The only peak time to worry about in Rockhampton is on a Friday afternoon, over the bridges towards Yeppoon. Even then, delay due to traffic is usually no more than 10 minutes.
Getting to your destination
Town of 1770
The Town of 1770, or Agnes Water, is a beachside town near Gladstone. There is a Captain Cook Monument on Captain Cook Drive that commemorates the event of when the captain landed in this location in 1770. At the end of Captain Cook drive is a walk out to the headland, from where you can catch nice views over ocean and the bay. It is possible to go on day boa trips from 1770 to The Great Barrier Leaf.
Take National Highway A1 to Mount Larcome/Brisbane. Turn left for Larson Street/State Route 16. Turn left onto Round Hill Road, then another left onto Captain Cook Drive.
The city of Gladstone is located on the coast between Bundaberg and Rockhampton. It is known for its sub-tropical climate and beaches, where swimming, boating, fishing, and surfing is possible year-round. Other attractions in Gladstone include the Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Marina Parklands, and Calliope River Historical Village.
From Rockhampton, take Fitzroy Street heading southwest to Alma Street. Get on National Highway A1 to Gladstone Mt Larcom Rd/State Route 58 in Mount Larcom. Take State Route 58 and follow it to Tank Street in Gladstone.
Yeppoon is a coastal town situated at the northern end of the Capricorn Coast. It is best known for its beaches and the 27 islands out on the bay, including Great Keppel Island. Yeppoon also has several shopping centres, including Cedar Park Plaza, Yeppoon Central, and Tanby Road District.
Take National Highway A1 and Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road/Yeppoon Road to Rockhampton Road in Yeppoon.