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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

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Address: Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Relaxing place

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... read more

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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