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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Rockhampton
Type: Parks, Gardens
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Auckland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

These gardens are beautifully landscaped and all areas are within easy walking distance of each other. A bonus is the small free zoo. Attraction setting also for the cafe.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Apart from the fact that sign posting could be a little better, this is a place not to be missed when in Rockhampton. There is even a Japanese garden that is beautifully tranquil, the water needed a bit of scooping out but it was very well designed. The paths that wend their way through the different areas are easy to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

There's plenty to see and it is amazing that it is all free - even the zoo. We wandered around visiting various areas including the Japanese Garden which was disappointing. The pond looked neglected and dirty.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After seeing MANY dead kangaroos along the highway, I needed to see some that were alive. The Rockhampton Zoo is a great place to see native Australian animals. It is definitely user friendly. Not large, but complete. The gardens surrounding the zoo are quite attractive.

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derbyshire
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37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

No entrance fee for the zoo and gardens is fantastic. The zoo isn't the biggest, but does have a variety of animals mainly native Australian animals ( crocs, emu, kangaroo, koalas and birds).

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wow and council doing something for their people and visitors - a truly amazing thought!! Access to the gardens and the zoo is free and I was surprised at the quality of both. They are doing a lot of renovations at the zoo and you can see the difference between the old exhibits and the new. This will be a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great park and zoo plus it is free great if you have kids also if you are looking for something to do then this is it well worth a visit

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Rockhampton, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great zoo, great kids area, great kiosk, great botanical garden. Fun and free! Parking can be crowded. The lake area is a bird watcher's delight. Walk along the lower lagoon area for an evening stroll.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

great place, except for the bloody birds, the café makes a great brekky but be aware the birds will fight you for it

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Briabane
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This s a to be seen place, the gardens are nicely maintained a nice coffee shop under the trees and a good zoo that is free to keep the family entertained well recommended.

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