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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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Kelowna, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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131 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Rockhampton, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The gardens is a really nice to rest after a busy week. There is a large area to walk and explore and learn the names of different type trees. The zoo is ok for a regional city give the ongoing cost of upkeep. After a walk and time for the kids to play on the amenities the kiosk always has... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I am a local who takes her grandchildren to the Rocky Garden and Zoo regularly. They never get bored. Our Zoo with the chimpanzee s , especially at feed time as the Ranger gives you a very informative talk , is very special. To see the chimps playing hide and seek with our young children is amazing. A lovely playground... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Although the zoo itself needs to be done up a little bit the playground and pathways are just beautiful. My daugher loves the playground and the little coverered area makes for a fantastic place for parties on cooler days. I have heard the eatery there to sell sensational meals but i am yet to try it myself.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This zoo is surprisingly good! A great range of animals and a fantastic orangutan and monkey display :) The gardens are beautiful too. There is a cafe, but I can't vouch for their food, having never tried it. pack a picnic, check out the zoo and enjoy the gardens!

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Rockhampton, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A lovely cool green place to visit with a free zoo to boot! Congratulations to Rocky council for making this a wonderful free attraction in Central Qld. Donation boxes at a few places ...well worth supporting the upkeep of the animals if you can.

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Park Avenue
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a great place to relax with the family. There is also the Zoo here as well. There are Electric BBQ areas and Tables and chairs and kids playground. there is also a exercising area as well. A kiosk is available selling food. Drinks and icecreams at reasonable prices.

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