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Ride Rocky

You don’t have to be a bull rider to enjoy the beef capital of Australia.

Rockhampton Regional Council has launched a promotional campaign featuring the region’s two top-notch mountain bike parks – First Turkey Mountain Bike Park and Mount Morgan’s Mountain Bike Trails.

Check out the video below on the "must ride mountain bike destinations."


With the pandemic boosting both bike riding local holidaying coming into summer, Rockhampton are keen to let bike riders from around the country know that they're one of the fastest-growing MTB hot spots in the country.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said that: “Rockhampton is lucky enough to have over 300 days of sunshine a year, and compared with well-known mountain bike destinations such as Blue Derby in Tasmania, we have the weather that allows mountain bikers to ride here year round.

Parks, Sport and Public Spaces Councillor Cherie Rutherford said: “First Turkey Mountain Bike Park and Mount Morgan’s Mountain Bike Trails at Mount Morgan No 7 Dam provide a range of trails to suit all skill levels, making both parks the perfect place for families and keen mountain bike enthusiasts to come and explore.

“With our warm weather all year round, both parks are also a great alternative for those looking to escape the cold seasons down south and enjoy a sunny winter holiday in our region.”

You can learn more about riding Rocky at explorerockhampton.com.au.

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