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Address: 100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Wonderful retreat in a grand old city.

We discovered the Rockhampton zoo and botanic gardens during our brief stay in Rockhampton. Although badly beaten by the cyclone a few months ago, the zoo and the park are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Lake Macquarie
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We discovered the Rockhampton zoo and botanic gardens during our brief stay in Rockhampton. Although badly beaten by the cyclone a few months ago, the zoo and the park are a tribute to the people of Rockhampton. There is still recovery work to be done but the overall atmosphere is very pleasing.

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Grindelwald, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When travelling North, we always stop at the Botanical gardens to enjoy the magnificent plants there. Such a lovely and tranquil place with not just plants but the animals. The bird enclosure is a must with mostly Australian water and other birds. Also the other animals including the new attraction, Otter. Unfortunately, the otters were having a morning nap hiding... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was very impressed that the zoo was total free of charge. I liked the chimpanzees area of the zoo most. I couldn't stop comparing us humans with our nearest ancestors.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Ive been to The Rockhampton Botanical Gardens more times than I can remember now. Best thing of all is its free. They have a good range of native ozzie aninals and a few other foreign species. Nice grounds to wonder around. Great family day out. Akso has a really good cafe and gift shop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just the right size to spend a lovely afternoon there, the displays of animals are great, they are nicely housed and in a good environment. The gardens are lovely, just need to watch the birds at the kiosk, they are a bit of a bother as people tend to feed them. Both are a must see on your visit to... More 

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Warnervale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a great way to spend a sunny afternoon in Rockhampton. Parking was available, beautiful grounds with different themes, War Memorial Monument, easy walkways, cafe and shop on site with ample tables and chairs plus clean amenities. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took the kids for a wander round the zoo to stretch their legs after a few days traveling in the car. Firstly, it's FREE! We found the enclosures to be appropriately sized for the animals. The setting on the river is beautiful, and the walk around the zoo is quite shady which was nice in the warm weather. The... More 

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Barossa Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great little zoo and beautiful gardens. Free and well cared for. Recommended for all ages. The only place to see a croc free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

For a free zoo it was really great. There were a lot of other families there with young children and the paths were well maintained. The cafe area was lovely, the gardens were very nice. I plan on going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a beautiful setting. Beautiful trees and some lovely spots to sit and contemplate. In Australia it is, sadly, very rare to get something for nothing when travelling. This zoo and the adjoining gardens are a welcome exception. Well set up for visitors to enjoy a casual stroll around both the zoo and the gardens. A great kiosk is available... More 

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