New Tours App launched for Rockhampton tourists

Published on 29 April 2021

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Rockhampton Regional Council through Advance Rockhampton has launched a new app for Rockhampton tourists, offering self-guided audio tours around the region.

Explore Rockhampton’s Self-Guided Tours App is free to use, can be accessed from any smart device, can be taken at any time to suit the user and provides visitors with a new way of experiencing the Rockhampton region’s key attractions.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said launching the new app will be great for the region as it will encourage visitors to spend more time experiencing Rockhampton’s unique attractions.

“Rockhampton’s Quay Street is Australia’s longest National Trust heritage-listed street, and taking a stroll down the street and learning about its history is just one of the self-guided tours available on the app,” Mayor Williams said.

“I applaud the Advance Rockhampton team for developing an app where visitors can tour our region at their own leisure, and interact more closely with our community when they are taking self-guided tours.” 

Advance Rockhampton Executive Manager Greg Bowden said the Explore Rockhampton Self-Guided Tours App will help drive the local economy further through increased tourism spending.

“Self-guided tours provide visitors with another way of experiencing a city, and with a wealth of these free tours available to explore on the app, tourists will be encouraged to extend their stay and explore our region further,” Mr Bowden said.

“By adding an asset to the region’s overall tourism offering and encouraging visitors to extend their stay, more tourism dollars will be spent in our region, benefitting our local economy.”

Advance Rockhampton Manager of Tourism and Events Annette Pearce said the Explore Rockhampton Self-Guided Tours App has six tours currently on offer, with a number of new tours expected in the coming months.

“The Explore Rockhampton Self-Guided Tours App currently has six tours offering a range of different experiences, from taking a self-guided tour to learn about our heritage and history right through to exploring Rockhampton’s riverside public art trail,” Ms Pearce said.

“The beauty of the app is that visitors can explore our region at their own leisure and pace, and the app has functionality to pause a tour if visitors want to take a break and grab a cup of coffee or stop along the way for lunch.

“Advance Rockhampton’s tourism team will be launching the app far and wide, and will work with the region’s local tourism operators to educate them on how the app works and encourage them to promote the app to our visitors.”

The app currently has the following six tours on offer:

  • Rockhampton’s Heritage Architecture Trail
  • Where’s the Beef? Bull Statue Tour
  • 100 years old trees at the Botanic Gardens
  • Meet the crew at Rockhampton Zoo
  • A day in Mount Morgan
  • Riverside Public Art Trail.

To download the free app, head to the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for ‘Explore Rockhampton’.

Once the app is downloaded, you will be able to access each tour by opening the app on your smart device.

Visit for more information and to view a website-enabled version.

Explore Rockhampton is the tourism destination brand managed by Rockhampton Regional Council’s Tourism unit. For more information, contact the team at