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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

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Address: Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Even though these guys were recovering from the cyclone still it was still a great visit and the kids enjoyed it! Always a great stop break when were travelling through on long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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mackay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Even though these guys were recovering from the cyclone still it was still a great visit and the kids enjoyed it! Always a great stop break when were travelling through on long distance trips!

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well done Rockhampton Council for providing this free attraction for locals and visitors. Chimpanzee's where great to view and great bird aviary.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Take a beautiful stroll through magnificent, well-maintained gardens looking at the animals and sit under a large, shady tree for a picnic if you don't want to eat at the cafe. All free and great for kids.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very relaxing whether you are a couple or with the family.A very nice place to spend the day with the zoo being free.Stroll around and enjoy the nature,the wildlife and feed the ducks off the jetty in the back lagoon.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Rockhampton Gardens and Zoo are a nice place to go for an afternoon stroll with the kids or family, and with a free entry. There are a wide variety of animals to see. The most interesting to see and observe were the chimpanzees. It's amazing to see an animal species so close to our own (only 1% of their... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fun for all the family, animals and playground a favourite of the kids. Coffee and snacks at the cafe served by friendly staff.

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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The zoo was great for the kids and free. Animals included chimpanzees, otters, casawory, emu, kangaroos, crocodiles, koalas, monkeys, snakes and lizards and much more. There's a big lake with heaps of turtles and birds. The gardens are very old and beautiful and very large, including a Japanese garden and Anzac monument. There's a fantastic playground that the kids had... More 

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We must have spent two hours here. We walked around the free Zoo, the Japanese gardens and the war memorial. We even had rum and raisin ice cream cone in the little café. It was a pleasant visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Free and clean. Great place get up close and prsonal with the Koalas. Friendly informative and great choice of animals bueatiful atmosphere. Awesome

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Rockhampton, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great atmosphere well looked after and very close to the zoo which is a gold coin donation and well worth the visit

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