Where else but Wandal?


Wandal is one of Rockhampton’s oldest suburbs (it was first surveyed in the 1860s), and in real estate terms it is one of the city’s most desirable spots to live.

So what is it about Wandal and Wandal properties that people love? Take a deep dive with us into what makes this suburb so popular.

Location, location, location


This spot is on the up, quickly catching up with neighbours Allenstown and The Range in terms of desirability and reputation. At only 4 km from the city centre, the convenience of Wandal property is one of its key drawcards. Being all but in the CBD but still home to quality family-friendly properties makes it a top spot.

Parts of Wandal sit along the Fitzroy River, giving a handful of homeowners an enviable waterfront location. Homeowners in this area love to catch up and interact with their neighbours during a stroll along the river. 

The final benefit is being close to the airport, which makes life easy for locals who have family out of town. 

The sports capital of Rockhampton

Tennis Rockhampton is located in Wandal and the suburb was literally home to tennis great Rod Laver. The tennis club in Wandal even has the Rod Laver Hall as one of two function venues that can be hired out for events.

Fitness fans also find themselves suitably close to the 2nd World War Memorial Swimming Pool. Affectionately known by the locals as the ‘South Rocky Pool’, this aquatic centre is one of the most impressive in regional Australia. 


It boasts:

A FINA-approved heated 10 lane 50m pool

Electronic timing

Underwater camera systems

An 8 lane heated 25m pool

An enclosed program pool

Grandstand style seating

Male and female amenities

Disabled amenities

Disabled ramp access (both pools)

First aid room


The swim centre runs a range of activities for locals and even has its own cafe.

In the same precinct as the tennis courts and the aquatic centre, there is also the Rockhampton Basketball Bravus Arena, the Rocky Sports Club, the Gymnastic and Trampoline Club, a Rotary park with a playground for the kids and an off-leash dog park.

The Brothers, the long-standing Queensland club, also have their homes for both rugby league and rugby union in Wandal.

Shopping and lifestyle


While Wandal is only a hop, skip and jump from the Rocky CBD, the suburb also has its own shopping village with a cafe, IGA, pub and pharmacy (to name a few). These businesses make the suburb popular with buyers who appreciate an ‘urban village’ lifestyle.

Bringing together the perfect blend of country and city living, Wandal is also home to the Rockhampton Showgrounds, the facility that hosts the Rockhampton Agricultural Show, along with other events like the Rockynats

Property in Wandal


Now for the important information…

Wandal property is perennially popular with families thanks to its convenient location and proximity to quality schools.

Right now, buyers are getting excited about Wandal’s gabled Queenslanders. These older, primarily wooden homes are often historic gems that are ripe for renovating. The fact that they are made of wood and raised makes it easy to knock out walls to create open-plan living spaces, and under-house areas provide so many opportunities to turn a smaller, old-fashioned cottage into a functional and spacious family home.

We are seeing savvy investors move into this market. This has resulted in values rising by 20 per cent over the last twelve months. This is an impressive return and we love to see what our buyers do with homes to help improve the appeal to tenants or make fast capital gains. 

We’re finding homes in Wandal are snapped up very quickly thanks to interest from interstate residents and investors as well as family buyers. The average time on market is around a month but with the right campaign, a place can sell after only two or three open homes. 

If you have been thinking about selling your Wandal home, get in touch today. We have plenty of interested buyers and can help you achieve a fantastic result. 

Looking to buy or sell in Wandal? Get in touch with the Agency CQ team today.