As mentioned below, the KC-30A flew North from RAAF Base Amberley and also landed at Cairns for a short time before flying back South to Rocky. It completed a low-level go around before landing on Runway 15 and parking on Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport parking apron.
Of interest, the RAAF currently has seven KC-30A MRTT aircraft are flown by 33 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley. The Squadron is responsible for aerial refuelling and long-range passenger transport and is controlled by No. 86 Wing, which is part of Air Mobility Group.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Michael M for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by Michael Malick ©