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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

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Address: Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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excellent Zoo

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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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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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful gardens that showed a lot of vision by our forefathers. The japanese gardens are also worth a visit. The free zoo and bird avairy are great attractions for the young. The kiosk under the "old fig tree" supplies wonderful refreshments in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had lunch with a friend in the kiosk. Food was very nice, mostly home cooked with good choices. Prices reasonable. Staff very friendly and helpful. As we sat under the enormous and lovely fig tree with our food, the lorokeets came to our table and ate bits of bread from our hands. We had about a dozen birds on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

The equal of any botanic gardens I've been to before, and considering its a regional centre that makes it even better. Outstanding :)

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Not a huge zoo but reasonably nice considering it is free. The gardens surrounding are very tranquil and beautiful. A lovely spot to take the kids and have a picnic. Don't forget your mozzie repellant

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Mackay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

It's great because it's free and credit to whoever has put that option together however the animal enclosures need a lot of work. Weeds are overgrowing the areas etc. Wombat enclosure is almost a waste of time because you can't see them. That said at least the council is trying.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Play area and Zoo are excellent for kids and variety of plants on display. Remember your camera. Café in the centre of the gardens has easy snacks and larger meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fantastic gardens & heaps of picnic spots, play areas for the kids, great kiosk. Plus the bonus of seeing the animals. What more could you want? Hey and its free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The botanical gardens are very beautiful and inside the free entrance Zoo is situated. Not a big Zoo. Be at the Koala's at 3.20 pm! Then they get new eucalyptus leaves. We were allowed to touch them!

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