We found that there are definitely parts of Rockhampton that you DON'T go to. We were sitting at a local hotel having a quiet beer and started to get harrassed by some locals, this made us and our children rather uneasy.
The publican came out when he saw what was going on and got rid of the person from the area.
The Capricorn Caves nearby are definitely worth a visit. Tickets are around $25 and include an hour long tour into the Caves.
Also worth seeing are the Botanical gardens which have monkeys in them.
Rockhampton is an older city of Australia, centre of the cattle industry. There are some pretty gardens and old railway museum to visit.
Small town, the best thing is Stockland shopping centre and the pretty buildings down the main street.
its not very exciting and the services are limited as well as the opening hours of the businesses. Yippon would be nice to visit and the beach. It is a workers town to the mines and industry.