Cheap Flights to Rockhampton

Rockhampton overview

When is the best time to fly to Rockhampton?

Peak Season:

Since it has over 300 sunshine days, people taking flights to Rockhampton in Queensland are able to enjoy outdoor activities all year round. ‘Rocky’, as locals call it, boasts spectacular natural attractions such as Riverbank Parklands, the Capricorn Coast and Great Keppel Island. It’s also one of Australia's oldest towns, something reflected in the elegant Classical Revival architecture of many of its public buildings. From September through until February the temperatures are at a comfortable level, between 20C and 30C, so many families take cheap flights to Rockhampton for the summer school holidays.

Off Season:

Rockhampton doesn’t really have an off season, the balmy subtropical climate makes it a pleasure to visit all year round. The cooler months of June, July and August are quieter times when temperatures average between 10 and 20 degrees and when Rocky sees fewer crowds.

When is the best time to book a flight to Rockhampton?

If you’re after cheap flights to Rockhampton, avoid peak periods such as Christmas, New Year’s and school holidays. April to June and October to November are good times of year for bargain flight tickets. Swimmers should note that Rockhampton doesn’t normally have dangerous jellyfish in its waters but check with the locals before taking a dip as they can appear depending on the season and currents.

How long is the flight to Rockhampton?

Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton – 3 hrs 30 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Rockhampton – 4 hrs 5 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton - 1 hr 10 mins

Flights from Perth to Rockhampton – 6 hrs 55 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Rockhampton?

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airways all operate flights to Rockhampton from the main Australian cities, most will make a stop-off in Brisbane. Direct flights to Rockhampton are available from Brisbane, Gladstone and Mackay.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Rockhampton Airport (ROK) is situated approximately 5 km from the CBD. The journey from the airport into Rockhampton should take around 15 minutes. Once you’ve claimed your baggage you can book a taxi from the free taxi phone inside the terminal. Buses also make regular connections to Rockhampton City and the Capricorn Coast. If you'd rather drive yourself, there are several car rental desks within the terminal.

Getting around Rockhampton

Although Rockhampton is bustling and urban, traffic is rarely a problem and driving around the city is generally a relaxed, enjoyable experience. If venturing down rural backroads, however, be wary of big, lumbering trucks and wandering farm animals. The town centre's key attractions can easily be taken in on foot and by bike. If you want to go further afield, there are regular bus services to the pleasure spots of the Capricorn Coast, including the seaside towns of Yeppoon and Emu Park.

Find the best prices for you!

Prices found by our users for local departures to Rockhampton

Cheapest flights to Australia

How much do things cost in Rockhampton?

Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6.95
Large bottle of water
$ 1.98
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 2.98
Cheap meal
$ 25.80
$ 4.63
3 course meal for 2
$ 91.80
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6.45
How much does transport cost in Rockhampton?
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5
1 km taxi journey
$ 5
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 65

Popular flight searches

International departures to Rockhampton