The Rocks Historic Guesthouse

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The Rocks is a grand Victorian banker's residence built in Townsville in 1886. It now operates as a multi award winning Bed and Breakfast and has been been rated by Frommers (travel guides) in the best ten Guesthouses and B & Bís in Australia.

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Surrounding Area

Townsville is the capital of the dry tropics in North Queensland.It enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year and has magnificent beaches on theStrand and Magnetic Island. Things to do include: Great Barrier Reef trips and diving (some of the best in the world).
Underwater Aquarium (walk through and see the sharks, reef fish etc).
Billabong Sanctuary (one of the best Australian fauna parks in the world).
Strand beaches
Paluma Rainforest and walks.
Charters Towers and Ravenswood Historic Townships


The Rocks sits at the top of Melton hill in the CBD of Townsville and is Townsville's most historic home. The three verandahs enjoy a constant sea breeze and have panoramic views over Magnetic Island and Cleveland Bay. All rooms are full of antiques and collectables, each with its own unique ambience.

Complimentary tropical breakfasts and sherries in the evening are provided to all guests. The beach and city heart are just down the road and most importantly, the old world atmosphere is an ideal setting for easy conversations with the owners and other guests.


Each room is individually decorated and furnished in period style.They vary is size and style according to where they are located and when they were built. For example one of the largest rooms is the operating theatre, built when it was a hospital. It has a 20 foot cathedral ceiling.


This guesthouse has 8 rooms (serviced daily) and 6 bathrooms. Guests can also enjoy the magnificent drawing room, billiard room, dining room/library or soak in the outdoor spa.

Other facilities include:
 Air conditioning and/or ceiling fans.
 total wheelchair access with specialised bathroom and toilet facilities
 complimentary `Sherries at Six' on the verandah
 tropical breakfasts
 free tea and coffee making facilities
 12 noon checkout
 laundry facilities
 free parking
 business facilities: telephone, facsimile, photocopying, internet and e-mail.
 meeting room seats 18
 one of the last remaining air raid shelters built by the Americans in WW 11
 extensive display of collectibles and memorabilia

Services Offered

We service rooms daily, provide complimentary breakfasts and sherries at six in the evenings and arrange tour bookings on request.

Policies & Restrictions

No pets

Rates & Availability

 - The Rocks Historic Guesthouse
Single Room: ................................. $79-99 per night.*
Double Room: ................................ $99-119per night.*
Twin Room: ................................... $99-119per night.*
Triple Room: .................................. $130 per night.*
Family Room: ................................ $130 per night.*
Child Rate: ..................................... $10 per night.
(* Includes Complimentary Continental Breakfast )


 - The Rocks Historic Guesthouse
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