Visit the Heritage Village
Rockhampton Heritage Village is an active township museum where you can experience Rockhampton's rich and colourful history. The village features the history of the Rockhampton area from 1850 - 1950.
It's a large complex and is quite interactive so is great for kids. There are a couple of Shetland ponies and Draught Horses raoming around and they will come up looking for pats and food. There is a farmhouse area with cows, ducks, geese, hens - all the farmyard trimmings.
The Dolls House is special if you have any interst in dolls.
As you wander around (or are driven) you'll see vintage vehicles, a hall of clocks, a timber cutters camp with some great examples of early tools, a blacksmith shop, homesteads and cottages, lots of vintage machinery and some great engines.
I loved this village - better than any of the others that I have written about. Perhaps it helped that I was given an escorted tour in one of the village's cars.
There are about 5 market days each year and these are apparently fantastic markets - check if there will be one on when you are there.
Open 9am – 4pm daily
Admission is about $10 and pensioner discount applies.