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Kershaw Gardens

Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Most of it closed due to cyclone

Most of it is closed due to the recent cyclone damage it looks like they have a lot to do yet. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. It is a shame that the playground no longer has the bat cave paddling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
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“lovely walk” (4 reviews)
“coffee van” (2 reviews)
Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of it is closed due to the recent cyclone damage it looks like they have a lot to do yet. I really wouldn't bother if you're a tourist at the moment. The playground is open but there is a much better playground along the...More

Thank KylieH3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. It is a shame that the playground no longer has the bat cave paddling thing anymore. Nice place to go as a family or with friends to relax or play sports.

Thank KaddieC
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We mainly use this as a place to park our motorhome overnight when in Rockhampton. You can stay 48 hours and the council have officers check to make sure you do not stay longer. There are no facilities but it has a nice walk beside...More

Thank dgeddes600
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely place to take children. Quiet, peaceful walking paths, good playground for littliies. Good place for a picnic.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

My wife stayed at Kershaw Gardens for two nights as you're allowed to camp there for 48hrs for free. We walked through the gardens but it was largely fenced off due to cyclone Marcia that hit Rockhampton in 2015. Its been over two years, but...More

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

First visit there i wasn't overly impressed then found out they were still in the renovation stage after cyclone Marcia after reading other reviews. Went back and found some really nice surprises, nice old windmill, some fountains, and I found the waterfalls! Got some great...More

1  Thank jem2005_11
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great big garden with multiple car parks depending on what you want to check out in the garden. There's the waterfall which was beautiful. There were a few places that was closed but I guess they're renovating which is awesome. Definitely take a look if...More

Thank Linh L
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Kershaw Gardens at Rockhampton is located just off the Bruce highway at North Rockhampton. Turn off the highway into a parking area where there is plenty of parking available, plus on the day we visited, there was a mobile coffee van selling lunch in...More

Thank pandd1946
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stunning gardens with quiet walks, lots of birdlife and flowing water. Looking good again after the cyclone damage of a couple of years ago

Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This garden was damaged in the 2015 cyclone. It is quite damaged. You walk around the path network and often come to a dead end. It would appear that the local council has no money.

1  Thank PHIL M M
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I have been told to go to the entrance at Charles Street, and there is a dog friendly area there? However, as we passed by the other day there was a sign "no dogs" Does this apply to all of the gardens or is there a dedicated section where I can take my fur babies?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Mahwanee | Reviewed this property |
Hi ,sorry but I can't say I actually saw any one there with dogs Nor did I see any signs that said dog friendly area. Rockhampton information centre very helpful so maybe if you gave them a ring they could help.