CITY slickers Max Watson and Will Ross swapped their loafers for cowboy hats over the weekend as they kicked up some dirt at the local rodeo.

The two Sydney men are on a 15-day trip of a lifetime from Sydney's Darling Harbour to Cairns's Great Barrier Reef, after being selected to take part in Avis Australia's Around Australia in 60 days tour.

The 26-year-olds won the fourth and final leg of the trip, covering from Sydney to Cairns after submitting a video showing Avis why they would make the best tour guides.

Yesterday the best mates, who met as lifeguards while on holiday in Florida a few years ago, left Rockhampton for Airlie Beach but not before checking out some of Rocky's hidden gems.

Mr Watson said they had never been to Rockhampton and wanted to see what the locals got up to.

"We had so much fun on our weekend in Rockhampton, it was like nothing we've experienced before," he said.

"We went to the rodeo at the Great Western and it was so much fun. It was crazy to see the cowboys on the bulls and 10-year-olds riding bulls.

"Yesterday we went to the Capricorn Caves because we heard it was one of the big attractions of Rockhampton.

"I've never seen anything like that place before - it was so unique and really beautiful.

Mr Ross said the pair entered into the compet- ition after seeing it online.

"We got together and thought it would be an awesome road trip because neither of us had done much travelling around Australia so it was a great opportunity," he said.

"It's been awesome seeing these amazing places in our own country.

"Living in Sydney and not really leaving the city life, you can easily get used to your own bubble and forget what's out there so this trip is definitely a trip we'll remember for a long time."

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