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
To 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 a few domestic routes. Amenities include a cafe, a newsstand, vending machines, shower facilities, and free WiFi.
Where to Sleep
The airport closes nightly after the day’s last flight, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
If sleeping in Rockhampton Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Archer Park Motel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Rockhampton Palms Motor Inn – (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Rockhampton Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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 (ie. Qantas Club). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Qantas Club – Location: Ground Floor, beside Qantas check-in counter. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
Free WiFi is available at Rockhampton Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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 near 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 both the southern and northern ends and in all car parks. Rates: $1 or $2 dollar 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 or 16 people. Catering is available on request.
Disabled Services – There are dedicated handicap toilets in the arrivals and departures ends of the terminal. They are marked with brail and pictogram signs.
Duty Free & Shopping – The only shop is a RELAY newsagent store that sells newspapers, magazines, gift and some food and drink items. It is open from 5:30AM – 8:00PM daily.
Food & Drink – At the time of this writing, no 24-hour options are available. There is one café that is open daily from 5:30AM to 8:30PM. Vending machines (2 drinks only, 2 with snacks) can be found in the departures lounge and in the arrivals area (baggage claim).
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – 2 free charge bars are available, one opposite the Relay store and the other in the TV Quiet Area behind the Redi-ATM.
Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: in the 2 minute drop off zone within the short term car parking area.
Rest Zones – The airport advertises a TV Quiet Area. Additional details are unavailable. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Showers – Showers can be found at each end of the terminal near the toilet facilities. Rates are not known.
Smoking Area – Smoking is prohibited in the terminal or within 4 metres of the entrance 2 designated area are supplied, 1 in the departures end of the terminal in the garden area and the other in arrivals (baggage claim) before the taxi rank.
The airport is open daily from 5:00AM to the last flight of the day.
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 no 20 connects the airport to the town centre as well as Capricorn coast. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Young Bus Service website.
Car rentals are available onsite. The following companies have offices in the airport terminal: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Redspot • Thrifty.
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: 2019-08-02
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.