Retired cyclist Anna Mears from Australia, right, carries the Commonwealth Games relay baton that she received from  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II,  centre left,  at the launch of the relay at Buckingham Palace in London Monday March 13, 2017.  The XXI Commonwealth Games are  being held on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2018. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP)
Retired cyclist Anna Mears from Australia, right, carries the Commonwealth Games relay baton that she received from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, centre left, at the launch of the relay at Buckingham Palace in London Monday March 13, 2017. The XXI Commonwealth Games are being held on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2018. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP) John Stillwell

REVEALED: Commonwealth Games baton to visit Rocky

ROCKHAMPTON residents can get a street-level experience of the Queen's Baton Relay as plans emerge for the celebration to come to the beef capital.

In anticipation for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year, the QBR travels for 388 days throughout numerous countries in the world.

Rocky legend and cycling gold medallist, Anna Meares, was the first to be handed the baton back in March at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II.

Retired cyclist Anna Mears from Australia, right, receives the Commonwealth Games relay baton from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right,  at the launch of the relay at Buckingham Palace in  London Monday March 13, 2017.  The XXI Commonwealth Games are  being held on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2018. (Toby Melville/Pool Via AP)
Retired cyclist Anna Mears from Australia, right, receives the Commonwealth Games relay baton from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, at the launch of the relay at Buckingham Palace in London Monday March 13, 2017. The XXI Commonwealth Games are being held on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2018. (Toby Melville/Pool Via AP) Toby Melville

The Gold Coast 2018 relay is the longest and most accessible in history travelling more than 230,000 km on it's journey.

Arriving in Australia on December 24, the relay will loop around the country, through the Central Highlands and land in Rocky on March 28 on its 88th day in Australia.

Queen's Baton Relay route in Rocky.
Queen's Baton Relay route in Rocky. Contributed

The street parade will begin on Berserker St and run into High St before moving onto Musgrave St.

The baton will then be put on a boat to cross the mighty Fitzroy River before extending up Quay St and Victoria parade along the riverbank.

It will also travel to Yeppoon on the same day before heading to Gladstone.

GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie, said the relay has been designed to spend quality time in communities across Australia and share the excitement.

"The Queen's Baton Relay is a global journey that will soon reach Australia, reminding us all that GC2018, the largest sporting event in Australia in a decade, is just around the corner,” he said.

You can look at the full map here: https://www.gc2018.com/qbr#gc2018-qbr-parent-map



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