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mitchell

Tauranga, New Zealand

#1 Mar 17, 2007
hi everybody

i am 14 and have to decide whether i want to move to rockhampton or stay in New Zealand

i would be looking at going to ethier Rockhampton grammar or north rockhampton high school. i am very in to sport especially basketball and i understand that there is a basketball club in rocky.

can anyone tell me what there is for kids my age to do and or what rockhampton is like in general
id like to know about the beaches and if you can swim at them all year round, are there good waves for surfing and is it a good place for diving?

thanks alot any comments will help
David

Brisbane, Australia

#2 Jun 16, 2007
first Off, Rockhampton has no beaches, but they have a river. They're about 40 minutes from the actual ocean. Kids your age should fare well in Rocky-They're lots of other kids for you to join and be friends with. Its a quiet town , the old joke is " I went to Tockhampton the other day....it was closed!"
(must have been a Sunday !!
David

Brisbane, Australia

#3 Jun 16, 2007
first Off, Rockhampton has no beaches, but they have a river. They're about 40 minutes from the actual ocean. Kids your age should fare well in Rocky-They're lots of other kids for you to join and be friends with. Its a quiet town , the old joke is " I went to Rockhampton the other day....it was closed!"
(must have been a Sunday !! oops
Lafir

Sri Lanka

#4 Jul 29, 2008
Hi, i am planning to make my move from Sri Lanka to CQU Rockhampton campus, coming semester but i just wanna know whether i could easily find a part time job anyjob perhaps also would like to know the cost of living, the real cost of living from a local's perspective, the Uni has given me the information but i'm interested to get the real local perspective, Cheers
Moving From NZ

Tahoraiti, New Zealand

#5 Oct 19, 2008
Hello I am moving from NZ for work and have gor the option of either going to Traralgon (VIC) or to Rockhampton.

Can anyone plese shed light on the cost of living in Rockhampton, Crime, Weather, Cyclones, nightlife, shopping or anything else important

Thanks ;)
Shan

Sippy Downs, Australia

#6 Dec 7, 2008
Hi, i actually live in rockhampton. Its a nice place, very humid during summer though. Its only 20 mins from the beach. We had a massive flood at the start of the year although that doesnt happen often. No cyclones hit rockhampton though there have been a few near the coast line which makes awesome surf. Shopping is ok. On sundays the only thing thats open is the markets. crime is like anywhere...not better or worse. its 1 hour flight to brisbane which you can pick up pretty cheap. Nightlife is the main attraction of rockhapton as there is a pub on literally every corner and has cheap drinks and live music. Anything else?
Paul

Brisbane, Australia

#7 Jan 10, 2009
Quiet is a nice way to put it. Dull is appropriate. This wouldn't be a problem if the climate and environment were a little more appealing. We have 95% humidity and zero rainfall with 35 degrees celsius. I regularly go for walks before the sun comes up (to unbareable otherwise) and the roads in and around the CBD are desperately in need of attention. They are no better than goat tracks. There are so many run done old hovels that are supposed to be houses that it makes me wonder what sort of people are living in them. This is in a supposedly developed Western city. Rockhampton is backward to say the least and the entire town needs about 30 years worth of development to catch up to the standard of other coastly regional Australian towns. This is not likely to happen now that the economy is in free fall. In another thirty years from now, Rocky will be 60 years behind the rest of Australia.
michelle

Kew, Australia

#8 Jun 12, 2009
Hi, whats the employment situation like in Rocky?
simran

Chandigarh, India

#9 Jul 20, 2009
hi, m from India, want to study at CQU, can student find part time work easily in rockhampton. Is the residential area nearby.whats the rent of a room including kitchen in a family house. or indiviadual house.
thanx..
Roy

South Africa

#10 Dec 22, 2009
My brother and his family have just moved there from Durban, South Africa....sounds like the kind of hell hole they deserve!!!!
It seems that the less you are worth, Oz lets you move over as long as they are prepaired to move to Sh#tsville as my friend from Brisbane calles it...
Razza

Brisbane, Australia

#11 Jan 26, 2010
Rockhamton is a town that has nothing , Yet has everything. I grew up in Brissy, lived in Cairns for 10 years and been in Rocky for the past 10 years. For me getting a job is no problem there are plenty if you want to work hard, the night life is near non existent as al but the clubs and pubs are closed by early pm, yes there are pubs on every corner but most of them are empty. It is a good town to grow up in, get ahead, play some sport.

" The town you live in is only what you want it to be". So make your own life and live it where you want there is good and bad every where.
robert

Fredericton, Canada

#12 May 15, 2011
Hi i am from canada and have a job offer in Rock Hampton and i am just wondering what to expect on housing and cost when i arrive over there?.
Hopefully someone from there can email myself(tomtuddle2005@hotmail.c om) about what to expect when i get there
Tia

Australia

#13 May 25, 2011
Shan wrote:
Hi, i actually live in rockhampton. Its a nice place, very humid during summer though. Its only 20 mins from the beach. We had a massive flood at the start of the year although that doesnt happen often. No cyclones hit rockhampton though there have been a few near the coast line which makes awesome surf. Shopping is ok. On sundays the only thing thats open is the markets. crime is like anywhere...not better or worse. its 1 hour flight to brisbane which you can pick up pretty cheap. Nightlife is the main attraction of rockhapton as there is a pub on literally every corner and has cheap drinks and live music. Anything else?
Is rockhampton a cheap place to live ?
joel

Coolangatta, Australia

#14 Jun 1, 2011
rockhampton is a hole according to everyone who lives here,but its just a joke and fun to live in.
chris

Brisbane, Australia

#15 Aug 4, 2011
I believe a town is what you make of it, and every time I read a review that says it's boring and there's nothing to do, and that it's a dump. I simply see a sourpuss that doesn't know how to make their own fun.

Rockhampton really isn't that bad, house prices are insanely cheap in comparison to the larger cities. Rent is cheap and there is a lot of accommodation being built, along with new developments everywhere.

There are a lot of places for sport, huge amounts of high quality tennis courts at victoria park, lots of parks and fields, 8 golf courses within a 45 minute drive.

The beach is only a 15-20 minute drive away and it's very rare that you have to share the beach with thousands of people, quite often you will have an entire beach to yourself, or with another 10-20 people, depending on when you go and where you go.

There are a tonne of shops, cafes and a lot of high quality restaurants around.

If you're into nature, we're pretty central to everything so it's a good base to set your way towards the coast, or inland towards Blackdown Tablelands. We have two great Gardens, Botanical and Kershaw, along with Mt Archer which has a lovely view and some nice walks.

There's really a lot to see and do. The nightlife is what you make of it, and if you're not an 18 year old it probably won't be fun, but if you want a quiet beer with a few friends then there are plenty of options.

I've been a local all my life, and I've noticed a lot of development in the past few years- and it'll only get better.
mario

Laredo, TX

#16 Aug 25, 2011
hi i was wondering if south africa and ghana are cheap places to live like cheap apartments and such , info would help thanks
big G

Bournemouth, UK

#18 Oct 17, 2011
hi guys , have a job offer with a company that is about to open a depot in rockhampton,moving from scotland,uk around dec-jan 2011 i have 5 kids all ages from 1-10.looking at areas to live at the moment,but want to ensure plenty for them to do,maybe up coming areas with plenty of kids ....are there any areas i should avoid....all cities have problems , kids enjoy beaches, parks,spending time with friends,.. if not rocky can you suggest other areas within 20 -30 mins drive...also can you suggest any good schools.. i also have 2xkids that are coeliacs,require gluten free products,do you have any 24hr shops like walmarts etc
Ali

Brisbane, Australia

#19 Nov 1, 2011
Rocky is ok- essentially Northside or southside
If you want your kids to be able to walk to school etc Southside is very handy to shops, schools, sporting stuff etc
It also has good high schools, grammar, the cathedral college etc
Primary schools wise the there are a number of state and catholic schools. depends on your kids
Northside - Good state primary school is frenchville
The pick though is Yeppoon or the coast area- friendly, small, happy commuting is 38km but only about 25mins to the northside of rocky.
lots of schools, suggest depending on whether private or state again. Good luck
big G wrote:
hi guys , have a job offer with a company that is about to open a depot in rockhampton,moving from scotland,uk around dec-jan 2011 i have 5 kids all ages from 1-10.looking at areas to live at the moment,but want to ensure plenty for them to do,maybe up coming areas with plenty of kids ....are there any areas i should avoid....all cities have problems , kids enjoy beaches, parks,spending time with friends,.. if not rocky can you suggest other areas within 20 -30 mins drive...also can you suggest any good schools.. i also have 2xkids that are coeliacs,require gluten free products,do you have any 24hr shops like walmarts etc
vicky

Bristol, UK

#20 Nov 14, 2011
my partner and I are moving to Rockhampton in June where 27 and 32 no kids yet is it a social place we are worried about meeting people etc Not party animals but do like eating out and going to the pub. Any info would be great i loved horse riding as a kid so want to take that up again and my oh loves rugby so hopefully some sports will help.
Thanks
Vicky

Since: Nov 11

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#22 Nov 19, 2011
Hello to all i just want to confirm about how is CQ university in Rockhampton and what type of work facilities available for full time worker and any accommodation rented house near by CQ university i heared about problem regarding transportation is it tru.Kindly solve my problem i am worried about these things.

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