It had arrived into Darwin the previous day from Singapore.
The Herc taxied in and parked on the Northern end of the Rockhampton Airport parking apron where it was promptly unloaded. It appeared to be staying for at least the night.
Reports suggest that at least one RSAF Herc will be based at Rocky during the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2017.
Meanwhile, as the RSAF Herc '730' departed Darwin for Rockhampton Airport, also departing the 'Top End' on Tuesday 29 August, but destined for RAAF Base Amberley while enroute to a deployment to New Zealand, was six RSAF General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16D Block 52 Version Fighting Falcon jets, flying in company with a pair of other RSAF Hercs and an RSAF Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by Scott Harris ©