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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

#2 of 37 things to do in Rockhampton Features Animals
100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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An absolute credit!!

This place is absolutely wonderful! You could spend all day there if you wanted. Although there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorraine M
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Great little zoo!

We went there with pur two kids 5 & 7. the kids loved the animals. In this free zoo you see the big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely wonderful! You could spend all day there if you wanted. Although there were a few parts of the zoo under construction due to the cyclone there were still lots of animals to see. Kids will love it! The botanical gardens are...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with pur two kids 5 & 7. the kids loved the animals. In this free zoo you see the big 6 Australian animals: Kangaroos, Dingoes, Emus, Koalas, Wombats and ... crocodiles.

1  Thank Phmatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got some time to kill then this is a surprise place to visit not far off the main rd in town - The Zoo has crocs chimps kangas dingos a walk through bird aviary just to name a few - very tidy and well maintained...More

2  Thank AustinVisitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a good few hours here exploring the gardens and seeing the animals. Favourite animal were the crocodiles.

1  Thank bundy916
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you grow tired of walking the river loop in Rocky, try the walk up to the Rocky Zoo in theBotanic Gardens. It's about a 10km return trip and the free zoo is a nice place to spend an hour, have a coffee and then...More

1  Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit and its free. This place is so well cared for. It really is a lush little paradise. The gardens are beautiful and so well presented. The zoo was absolutely brilliant. Could not believe the animals there were to see. Lots...More

1  Thank TJT101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful garden and well sized that you could get around them in a timely manner. However it could use better maintenance - the roads and foot paths needed a good clean and scrub along with the unfortunate graffiti that was around the...More

Thank BiancaZzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the zoo. First surprise, it was free. We went in the afternoon and unknowingly ended up in the feeding and information talks period of the da. The kids and I were really impressed with the staff and their presentations. Though only a...More

1  Thank Brad H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for an experience that's quiet and peaceful to do whilst in Rocky, then you could do worse then visit the Botanic Gardens. We went along to look at the Japanese Gardens and whilst they weren't the best we've ever been to they were o.k....More

Thank Gary_Childers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering the zoo has free entry and the damage caused by recent cyclones, this zoo is a credit to the local council or whoever provides the funds to keep this going. While there are several cyclone damaged areas that are still under reconstruction the rest...More

Thank 394jab
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1 May 2016|
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Response from GardensTearooms | Property representative |
Yes the Gardens Tearooms opens every day of the year except Christmas Day. Trading hours are 8am to 5pm. The Botanical Gardens are open every day of the year from 6am to 6pm.
Charlotte M
11 February 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Reviewed this property |
It's all FREE. This is virtually the only free Zoo we know of on this coast. Similarly the Botanic Gardens are free as well. Bob & Sandra