There’s more to the beef capital of Australia – or Rocky as the locals call it – than just beef. This riverside town in Central Queensland may have bull statues and weekly rodeos, but visitors are often drawn here by its accessibility to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Yeppoon and nearby islands, not to mention adventures in the Berserker Range. Hint: you won’t want to miss a trip to Mount Archer National Park, with views from an elevated boardwalk. Back in town, check out the Victorian architecture, botanical gardens and a lively central business district with restaurants that cater to herbivores and carnivores alike. Read on for the best hotels in Rockhampton, bookable with Culture Trip.