The Fitzroy region is located in central Queensland, with Rockhampton and Gladstone its major city centres.
The region has a population of almost 188,000 and covers over 122,000 square kilometres of land.
Its largest city Rockhampton has a population of about 75,000 and around 600 kilometres from the state’s capital, Brisbane.
The region’s economy is dominated by coal mining and cattle grazing. The regional environment makes Fitzroy ideal for outdoor activities.
Tourism activities are available all year round, thanks to the sub-tropical climate and abundance of sunshine. Rockhampton has more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
You will find national parks, beaches and islands along the region. The neighbouring island called Great Keppel Island is almost entirely a national park.
Rockhampton is a large commercial area and has many major retailers including Target, Coles, Big W, Woolworths, Kmart, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, IGA , Bunnings and many more.