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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Rockhampton
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The gardens are very spacious and lots of room for picnics with plenty of shade. The zoo is undergoing some refurbishments and extensions for the benefit of the animals enclosed. The children's play area is large and a special addition is the Liberty Swing for disabled persons. The kiosk has a good menu to offer as well as the attached... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Many different areas to picnic and relax. View the lake area to see various bird life coming and going. Clean and easily accessible by vehicle, bikes or walking tracks. BBQ areas are vry well maintained and covered, clean and plenty of seating for all the family. There are clear signs all around so you know where u r at all... More 

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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not on this visit, but have gone in the past. Always beautifully kept. A cool place to visit on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had our wedding at the tamarind trees it was like a enchanted forest the photos are amazing! We did a walk around and got a few snaps.

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an excellent place to take the family, great zoo, clean and tidy get close to the animals, and best of all its free, do yourself a favour and go to the zoo, there is also a great kids play area and kiosk to eat at, make it a family day out worth the visit

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Definitely worth a stroll around the gardens, a huge amount of work has been put in over many decades.

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Kelowna, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Enjoyed the lovely botanic gardens, although it was more like a park. I enjoyed the zoo a lot more. And it's free! The day we were there was stinking hot (38) and we couldn't stay outside in the heat too long. Enjoyed the few hours we spent walking around and the environment. Very pleasant.

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Kirwan
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Such a beautiful, relaxed place to visit. Great sites, beautiful gardens and some great animals! Only thing I can say is that perhaps the pond in the Japanese Gardens could really do with a clean out as it smelt horrible, looked gunky and you could actually see the pollutants in the water. The Japanese gardens has gone very downhill since... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Rockhampton's Botanic Gardens are well maintained and provide a good setting for an early morning walk. It is easy walking and there is an extensive network of paths. There is also plenty of different birds in the garden. There is a wide variety of trees and shrubs and the thematic layout is well thought out. Thanks for your vote if... More 

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Although we enjoyed our trip to the botanical gardens and zoo, it was disheartening to see the state of some of the zoo enclosures. Overgrown, very small, and entirely algae covered ponds. Other enclosures appeared much more suitable, but it is clearly more a place to display the animals than act as a conservation suitable environment. We made a donation... More 

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