Walking and Cycling

Walking and cycling are great ways to help maintain and improve our health and wellbeing. From young kids to senior citizens, getting outdoors and active is key to enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

Whether by foot or on bike, the Rockhampton Region has an expansive network of pathways, walking and cycling trails to help get you from A to B or explore what the region has to offer.

Walking Tracks

Rockhampton Region is home to a number of beautiful walking tracks for all abilities. Take a look at our walking trails and information: 

Council is also proud to support the 10,000 steps program for the community and welcomes groups like the Heart Foundation.

10,000 Steps

Make every walk and ride count towards improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our local university, CQUniversity Australia provides a free, interactive program called 10,000 Steps to help you challenge yourself, friends and workmates to move more every day! For more physical activity information visit www.10000steps.org.au today.

 The map below provides details on walking tracks endorsed by the 10,000 Steps program in the Rockhampton Region.

Heart Foundation Walking 

Heart Foundation Walking is a fun, social and easy way to be active and best of all it's FREE! It is Australia’s largest network of community-based walking groups with over 19,000 active members. Groups are led by volunteer Walk Organisers and we have new groups starting every week.

Joining or starting a walking group in your area or workplace is a great way to get active and meet new people. Every walking group is different - varying in size, duration of walk, level of difficulty and meeting times and places.

Current group:

  • Stockland Striders walk Monday to Friday from 7am in Stockland Rockhampton. To join, please call Deslea on 4928 5767 or email sport@rrc.qld.gov.au for more information. 

For more information on Heart Foundation Walking visit the Heart Foundation Walking Website today.


Cycling is a fantastic activity to enjoy in the Rockhampton Region. No matter what experience you’re looking for, you’re sure to find a group or trail for you! Find out more about some of our local groups and take a look at our Mountain Biking information, trails, activities and more.

More information 

Walking and Cycling Strategy(PDF, 14MB)

The Rockhampton Regional Council’s Walking and Cycling Strategy has been developed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to walk and cycle as their preferred form of transport and recreation.

Principle Cycle network Plan

The Central Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan has been developed to guide and inform the planning, design and construction of core cycling routes needed to get more people cycling more often.

Tips for walking safely

We’re all pedestrians at some time and as pedestrians we’re especially vulnerable to injury. The Queensland Government has prepared some useful information and tips for walking safely.

Bicycle safety and road rules

Learn more about bicycle safety, road rules and your responsibilities when riding a bike.

View Council’s pathway network

View the interactive mapping portal to explore or plan a walk or ride on Council’s footpath network.