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Rockhampton Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Rockhampton Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

ROK Airport Overview

rockhampton airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Rockhampton Airport.

What to Expect

Rockhampton Airport (code: ROK) has a small, renovated terminal that handles several domestic routes. Amenities include a cafe, a newsstand, vending machines, shower facilities, and free WiFi.

Sleeping in Rockhampton Airport

The airport closes nightly after the day’s last flight, so overnight stays are impossible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Rockhampton Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open daily from 5:00 AM to the last flight of the day.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Rockhampton Airport, but the hotels in the city are just a short drive away (less than 10 minutes).  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Rockhampton, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program (i.e. Qantas Club). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Qantas Club – Location: Ground Floor, beside the Qantas check-in counter. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Rockhampton Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

The airport advertises a TV Quiet Area.  Additional details are unavailable.  If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Near the check-in counters and the Relay store (opposite the car rental desks).

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper changing. Location: the northern end of the terminal adjacent to the children’s play area.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available at the front of the terminal, at the southern and northern ends and in all car parks. Rates: A $1 or $2 coin is accepted and refunded upon return of the trolley.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: northern end of the terminal adjacent to the Virgin check-in desk.

Conference Facilities – Three conference rooms are available for rent—the larger seats up to 60 people while the smaller rooms hold 14 people. Catering is available on request.

Disabled Services – There are dedicated accessible toilets at the arrival and departure ends of the terminal. They are marked with brail and pictogram signs.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – The only shop is a RELAY newsagent store that sells newspapers, magazines, gifts, and food and drink items. It is open from 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM daily.

Food & Drink – At the time of this writing, no 24-hour options are available. One café is open daily from 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Vending machines (two drinks only, two with snacks) can be found in the departures lounge and the arrivals area (baggage claim).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – The bench seating next to Grab and Go Cafe has charging ports.

Postal Services – Drop off your last-minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: in the two-minute drop-off zone within the short-term car parking area.

Showers – Showers can be found at each end of the terminal, near the toilet facilities. Rates are not known.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking Area – Smoking is prohibited in the terminal or within four metres of the entrance. Two designated areas are supplied, one at the departures end of the terminal in the garden area and the other in arrivals (baggage claim) before the taxi rank.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Rockhampton Airport. Connect to the “Free Wifi Rockhampton Airport” network.

Rockhampton Airport is served by the following airlines: Qantas • Virgin Australia.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Young Bus Service operates buses from ROK airport. Route 20 connects the airport to the town centre and the Capricorn coast. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Young Bus Service website.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available onsite. The following companies have offices in the airport terminal: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Redspot • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available at the airport. There is a free taxi phone outside the terminal near the taxi rank. At the time of this update, the 10-minute ride to the town centre will cost approximately $16.00.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.