11 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Rockhampton, Australia - Updated 2023

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Rockhampton straddles the Fitzroy River in Queensland, Australia. Meat lovers will love visiting the city, as it is the Beef Capital of Australia. As you explore the city, keep an eye out for the six statues of bulls situated around town, which represent the different breeds in the area. Rockhampton also celebrates the diversity of the area. On the north side of town, you will find Heritage Village, a living museum. You can see what life was like here with the cottages, woolshed, and antique cars from 1850-1950. You can also see life from the point of view of the Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islanders at the Dreamtime Cultural Center.

Nature lovers will also appreciate the area, with its mountains and beautiful scenery. Mount Archer National Park sits about a mile above sea level and has stunning views of the city and sea. Enjoy a day out at the Botanic Gardens, over 130 years old, where you will see a peaceful Japanese garden, a grove of 150-year-old Banyan Fig trees, and the Cenotaph, which honors Australia’s fallen soldiers. Also located at the Botanic Gardens is the Rockhampton Zoo, with over 50 species of animals from Australia and around the globe. Best of all, it’s free.

Put on some sturdy shoes and head north of the city to the Capricorn Caves. These limestone caves are so much fun to explore. There are three different tours available, including a fossil tour, where you can see and hold prehistoric fossils of some of the creatures that have been discovered here. And, at the end of the day, you need somewhere to lay your head. Read on to find out more about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Rockhampton, Australia, and book a room today!

1. Close to the university and shopping (from USD 34)

Located in the Norman Gardens area is this vacation rental, ideal for couples or singles. The rental includes a private bedroom in the host’s home. You will have access to the bathroom, kitchen, living room and the veranda, outside. The home is surrounded by lush gardens and you will find a BBQ on the veranda.

The host provides a homecooked breakfast to get your day started. You will be near the shopping center and university. Rockhampton is about a 25-minute drive away, as well as the Capricorn Coast beaches.

Norman Gardens, Queensland, Australia
466 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was incredibly comfortable & had air con in the room for those from ‘outa town’
the bed was super comfortable with lovely crisp white sheets i had a wonderful sleep
she also fixed us some yummy breakfast and coffee
well located with good wifi
very clean and convenient
clean and everything provided
room was clean and bathroom good
our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable
her house is spotless and her dog dessie is cute and very well behaved
margaret was a great host
the host is knowledgeable and friendly
she was really nice and kind
she is very welcoming and kind
margaret was a wonderful host and went out of her way to make me at home
nice place to stay and close to shops
margaret gave good advices about close restaurants
the place is located in a very neat neighborhood with lots of palm trees
convenient location and comfy bed for a great night's sleep
the neighbourhood is nice and quiet
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2. Double bedroom in comfortable home (from USD 39)

This private bedroom in the host’s home is ideal for couples. You will have access to the bathroom, kitchen and living room. There are lots of amenities nearby, including the Frenchville Sports Club and the Berserker Tavern and the Stockland Shopping Centre is a 10-minute walk. To get to Rockhampton and the beaches is a 30 minute drive.

Frenchville, Queensland, Australia
149 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautifully renovated home very comfortable double bed in air conditioned room
bed was very comfy and having ac was a bonus in the heat
the brass bed is very comfortable delightful room with a beautiful poinciana tree outside the windows
our 2 nights in tacey`s lovely and comfortable house were really enjoyable
the house has a nice loggia and a modern inviting bathroom
it was clean and very inviting
very clean house inside and out
very comfortable and clean home
traceys place is well equipped very clean and comfortable
the house is modern clean and well kept
thank you for being an awesome host
tracey was a great host in a lovely home
tracey was a great host
tracey was a welcoming host
tracey is a friendly welcoming host who makes you feel at home straight away
perfect location for my requirements
comfortable bed great location that is walking distance to some restaurants and shops
great neighborhood close to supermarket and restaurants
excellent location and very comfortable and stylish home
comfortable bed in a quiet suburb close to restaurants
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3. USD air con queen room - Walk to hospital & shops

This is a private bedroom in the host’s home that includes access to the bathroom, living room and dining area. It’s centrally located, with many restaurants, shops and attractions within walking distance. The zoo, fitness center and the main street of Rockhampton are all about a 10-minute walk away. The host provides bottled water and a continental style breakfast.

The Range, Queensland, Australia
100 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it seems like every room has a full length mirror
the room was air-conditioned which was perfect for the humid weather when we arrived
bed was comfortable had an amazing sleep thanks again
& got so comfortable i slept with my room door open
the rooms are gorgeous and look like a holiday inn
very clean
a nice clean comfortable place to stay
great very clean room and facilities
her place is very clean and tidy
very clean and lovely bed with super pets
she was very accommodating :)
annette was a lovely host and made us feel very at home
annette was the perfect host
annette is an amazing host
annette is a great host
the location is close to everything in town if needed and we had a comfortable sleep
great place to stay for one or two nights close to the airport (20 minutes walk)
lovely stylish space in a very handy location
annette's is a great place to stay if you're in rockhampton
it’s well appointed the card and dogs are friendly and the location is good
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4. Entire house in Norman gardens (from USD 121)

This three bedroom, one bathroom home is excellent for families and groups traveling together. The upstairs apartment has a living room with DVDs and books provided for your enjoyment. The fully stocked kitchen has all the cookware and basic essentials you need. It’s across the way from the Glenmore Shopping Village, only a four-minute drive to Rockhampton Heritage Village and 10 minutes from Main Street.

Norman Gardens, Queensland, Australia
120 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
each room had working air conditioning which would be great for summer
loved having a 2 no tv in the bedroom too
comfortable accommodation with many extras such as a collection of board games and dvds
the accomodation is comfortable and as described
there was adequate sofas for all of us and the beds were made up and clean
clean and very comfortable
crispy clean bed linen on comfy beds
nicholas’s place was clean and comfortable
the house is clean and well stocked
the house was very clean and comfortable
nick was a great host
easy contact with host
the host was helpful and quick response when we rang a couple of times
nicholas was a great host
great place and great host highly recommended
great location close to the university
excellent location close to the shops and cq university
good location and comfortable place
great location - very convenient to shops
great location close to take away and supermarkets
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5. Fully self-contained, attached flat (from USD 48)

Sitting one block from the river, this rental is ideal for couples. It includes a private bedroom in a shared apartment with other guests. You have access to the bathroom, kitchen and living room. The apartment is part of the host’s home, but fully self-contained.

The host goes out of his way to make guests feel welcome, including providing a fruit tray and goodies upon arrival. You will find shops and grocery stores nearby and getting to all of Rockhampton’s attractions is only a 10-minute drive.

Depot Hill, Queensland, Australia
376 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were also very comfortable
his room in our had charming character it had all we needed for our overnight stay
the bed was incredibly comfortable and glen was more then accomodating
we liked that we had our own bathroom and kitchen
useful knowledge of town and nice bed to sleep on
simple clean bathroom and kitchen for guests
the space is clean and the beds are comfortable
glen has a beautiful historic home which he keeps super clean for his guests
the place was clean
the room is comfortable clean and beautiful
shared house with hosts
glens great host
glen was a friendly host
glen is a wonderful host
glen was a gracious host
good location to access cbd
great location close to shops and eating spots
close to the river for a nice walk
perfect location and host
great location close to everything that i needed when i stayed in rockhampton
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6. Private entry with ensuite

This is a comfortable bedroom and private bathroom in the host’s home. Located right off the highway, this is a great rental for couples or singles. The room has a TV, DVD player and a coffeemaker. Enjoy a continental style breakfast provided by the host in the beautiful garden. The home is located on a quiet street near Rockhampton. Within walking distance are restaurants and the Botanic Gardens.

Allenstown, Queensland, Australia
586 reviews Superhost
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was great and fruitbread and preserve breakfast delicious
lorelle left us a lovely continental breakfast and we had everything we needed for our stopover
the private ensuite is as described and as pictured - very clean spacious and comfortable
lorelle’s place is comfortable and homely
there is a lovely garden in which to sit and a fridge for breakfast supplies etc
very clean and very beautiful place
clean and easy to find
clean and comfy place in a quiet neighbourhood
clean tidy and easy to find
very clean and spacious extremely comfortable stay
the host was very helpful
pleasant & courteous host
and a delightful host
lovely room and fantastic host
lorelle is a lovely host
it’s in great location close to nearby eateries
good place for a break on a long drive
great place beautiful garden close to everything
really good place central to most shops not far
great value for this apartment and very close to the city
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7. Neat and tidy rental in Rockhampton

This is a great weekend rental for a group of friends or a family. This house for six people has three bedrooms each, with a comfortable queen bed and a bathroom. The house also has a spacious living room, a kitchen cum dining room and a balcony with a sitting arrangement. The famed Capricorn Caves is just a short drive from this Airbnb vacation rental in Rockhampton. Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and a number of eateries are within walking distance from here.

174 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
clean and bright
the house is clean and bedrooms comfortable
great place to stay so so clean and great spot
mike is very nice and helpful
mick made our stay easy great host fully recommendable
and the price is amazing too mick is also a fab host
and very friendly and respectful host
mick was a great host and this house it’s a gem on the town
we enjoyed staying at michael's place
this is a perfect location and a fantastic little house
great stay fantastic location and michael made the check in process super easy
we had a great time at michael's place
such a great place to stay
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8. Beautiful apartment next door to everything

This private bedroom in the host’s home is excellent for singles, couples or business travelers. You will have access to other areas of the house, including the bathroom, kitchen, living room and courtyard. The location is perfect for getting to just about everything. There is a large shopping center across the street, a restaurant just a few steps away and the Botanic Gardens and Aquatic Center are only a 10-minute walk away.

81 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

9. Queen bed, great price

This is a private room in the host’s home, located in a quiet suburb of Rockhampton. This rental is perfect for solo travelers or couples. You will have access to a shared bathroom and kitchen. The Kershaw Botanic Gardens and the river are about a 10-minute drive away. Rockhampton, with its many attractions, is just across the river, or a 15-20 minute drive.

62 reviews
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

10. Cottage near city center

This self-contained two-bedroom cottage can accommodate up to four people. The rental includes a clean bathroom, a dining cum living area, and a kitchen where you can prepare meals. Continental breakfast is served to guests during their stay. The property is close to a train depot, bus terminal, and the airport. The host of the property can also arrange for pickup and dropoff from the airport and the train depot on request. Fast food joints, restaurants, parks and supermarkets are available within walking distance from here.

Rockhampton City, Queensland, Australia
380 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was equipped with everything you might need and the breakfast supplies were very generous
very good shower and hair dryer
the bed was super comfy and the cottage was spotless
we were 3 adults staying in kylie’s cottage and were quite comfortable
the beds are all incredibly comfortable
very clean and tidy
clean and comfortable lovely bathroom
very clean and has everything anyone could need
house was very clean and had everything that we needed
very clean lots of nice thoughtful touches and very welcoming host
good helpful host
kylie was a super nice host
the host kylie was so helpful and kind
kylie is a very helpful host
lovely host who was very accommodating to all our needs
fantastic location nice and quiet
it was the perfect location for our little family
great central location in a cute and very comfy cottage
location was easy to find and it's not far from shops too
absolutely adorable place in a great location
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11. Modern & just off the highway - Three double rooms

This private wing of the host’s home is ideal for families or groups traveling together. You can rent up to three bedrooms here and the host only books one group at a time. In your wing of the house, you have the bedrooms, a private bathroom and living room. Kitchen access in the main part of the home is available, as is the backyard with a BBQ. Located just off the highway, you will be close to a couple of shopping centers and restaurants.

Rockyview, Queensland, Australia
190 reviews
Private room in home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great space that was comfortable and quiet
the beds were very comfortable
nice kitchen there are all the things that you may need when cooking
great secluded guest rooms etc definitely stay there again
after a big day travelling our room was super comfortable and the surroundings were very tranquil
we always had clean towels and sheets
a comfortable and clean stay
so tidy and clean place
beautiful home sparkling clean and tidy
so much space and very clean
they were the perfect hosts
the hosts are very nice people
lovely welcoming hosts with adorable dogs
brad and megan were amazing hosts
brad and megan are very nice host
this is a great place and ideal for those travelling through
great location lovely house and welcoming hosts
close to the highway airco good value for money
very very lovely house close to the highway great stopover place or even longer it's good house
perfect location to cut the drive from agnes water to airlie beach
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Something for everyone

No matter what you enjoy doing while on vacation, you can find it here in Rockhampton. Hike and climb the trails in the national park, or just enjoy a lazy stroll along the river. Grab your surfboard and hit the beaches of the Capricorn Coast. You will find numerous retail centers to indulge your need to shop. And, since this is the beef capital of Australia, there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy a nice, juicy steak.

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