Rockhampton Heritage Village, Rockhampton

(4.8/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
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  • One of the best places to visit around Rockhampton. If you can visit on a Sunday "Market Day" even more to see.  more »
  • My wife and I visited with our 6 year old daughter who absolutely loved it. Easy to spend 1-2 hours looking back in time and an absolute must for any family.  more »
  • If you want to find out about the lives of the pioneers of Queensland, then this little hidden gem is a must. We had a personal tour, thanks to our guide and driver , Robert. We were ferried around th...  more »
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  • From other reviews it appears there maybe more attractions on the weekends as it was very quiet on a weekday and not all buildings were open. Some good exhibits but some seemed only partially completed.
  • Great place to take the kids. We spent about half a day here. Lots of things to do and look at. We even got picked up in an old Ford and cruised around for quite a while. I would definitely take the kids back there again, very enjoyable....
  • Relaxing and well maintained. Beautiful return in the past.
  • Great old Queensland history place...
  • Can you imagine living in a household without electricity, running water,sewerage, plumbing, gas, without the myriad of machinery, appliances and facilities we take for granted today?. Many of these essential services were not introduced until relatively late in the 20th century. In Rockhampton it was not until 1924, that electrical street lighting was introduced. A fully functional sewerage system was not installed until1978. The question is "How did people live without these things 100years ago"?. We visited the Rockhampton Heritage Village, set in 11.4 hectares of bushland, incorporating an historical township, portraying life as it was from the 1850's through to the 1950,s. With it's Historical fire engines, restored hospital, school house, church, shearing shed, old drop slab cottages, this is graphically depicted. The houses are furnished and arrayed as they would have been, complete with gardens, barns, and live poultry. There are numerous working sheds, including a Blacksmith's forge, vintage cars, tractors, coaches and a fire station. The1st Central Queensland Lighthorse Regiment have a display, an early hospital is fully furnished and presented, as is a pioneer style classroom, and a charming historical church. Myrtle Perkins doll collection of more than 1500 dolls is fascinating as is Australia's largest "Old clock" display dating back to 1830. Also included in the complex is a "Timber cutters camp" and a large "Farmyard" complete with live animals. This amazing complex is still a work in progress with many new projects either underway or planned for the future. Tours are available either in vintage cars, horse-drawn "Cob & Co" coach, or early open-sided tram or bus. "Arnolds", a replica 1920's general store, serves refreshments of, drinks, damper, pies, sausage rolls and Devonshire teas for your enjoyment. This venue is very popular for weddings, functions, market days etc. For us it was a nostalgic walk through a bygone era, a must see for history buffs, antique enthusiasts and children of all ages.