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Address: 100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Amazing free attraction!

We were passing though and decided to check out the zoo and it did not disappoint what so ever! We could also not believe that it was free, no monkey business! (Ha-Ha) If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Krista W
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were passing though and decided to check out the zoo and it did not disappoint what so ever! We could also not believe that it was free, no monkey business! (Ha-Ha) If you have the time to pop in and check it out I would really recommend it. All of the animals looked as though they were taken care... More 

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Thank Krista W
Rockhampton, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether it's admiring the animals in the free zoo or sampling the tropical fruits growing in the orchard.The sanctuary of the Japanese gardens and a delightful afternoon tea it's all there for you to enjoy.

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Thank Martin P
Rockhampton, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're travelling along the Queensland east coast, do not miss going to the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. Established in the mid 1800 and located on the Murray Lagoon which is an exceptional bird sanctuary, these established gardens are a credit to the city. The Japanese Gardens exemplify the quality of the design and attention to detail of these gardens. As... More 

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Thank CulturalTraveller2
Rockhampton, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

zoo, playgrounds, waterbirds in the lagoon, a kiosk with lots of shady trees and colourful parrots to steal your lunch.

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Thank honzathon
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pride and joy of our little town - it is a must stop for travellers and such a great resource for local families. The cafe serves yummy food and coffee (for tired mums like me). The playground is excellent, I have been visiting it for the past 35 years!!! The zoo has gone from a gloomy, small cages, under... More 

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Thank KT M
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were lovely and well maintained. This little zoo was a surprise find in the middle of the gardens. While I find penned animals generally very sad, it was heartening to see that all the animals looked healthy and well looked after. I hope that when eventually all the animals pass on, they are not replaced particularly the monkeys.... More 

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Thank treebod
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free park which has a free zoo eg. Kolas, emus, monkeys. It has a cafe great for light snacks and the best pies with peas 😃. Very historic gardens with lots of beautiful pine trees. It's perfect for families and there is a great playground for children where you can boy food or buy at cafe. Overlooks... More 

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Thank louise c
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the chimps! Zoo closes at 4:30PM, don't be caught out. There is plenty to see so give yourself plenty of time.

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Thank Tina O
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice little zoo. Great place to talk a stroll and see some animals. Very well maintained enclosures. A thoroughly pleasant place to visit. We visited a few times.......because it was free!!

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Thank SignoraBella
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry, beautiful well kept grounds and a really good zoo for such a small city. Well worth the look when you get to Rocky

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