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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Rockhampton
Type: Parks, Gardens
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Beaudesert, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

He gardens are really quite beautiful and there is a great play area for the kids. We visited at feeding time at the zoo, and I was pleased to see the improved facilities for the chimps - now quite spacious and filled with trees, ropes, a stream etc. listened to zoo keepers talks about chimps and koalas and was also... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

In giving this attraction four stars I should add that the gardens alone are worth five stars but the poor condition of the zoo otherwise detracts. We arrived at lunchtime and had a pleasant meal at the onsite kiosk. The tables are spread around a huge Banyan Fig and sacred ibis wander about - watch if one perches on a... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The botanic gardens are more of a parkland, but are still quite nice nonetheless. The Japanese garden is quite small, but still nice. There is a café to grab a drink and a bite to eat. I've been many times just to enjoy a morning coffee amongst the trees - there is a calming feeling of sorts about it. The... More

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Whangaparaoa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A visit to the botanical gardens and zoo is a must for anyone, especially families. The zoo is well set out and free. A must for children. The lake at the gardens is home to numerous species of bird and tortoises. There are different areas to picnic with a large play ground for kids, plus a cafe and information centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Go visit the zoo, take your time, some places maybe closed due to maintenance, some animals will be transferred, but otherwise wear good walking shoes for comfort as a lot of ground to cover. Check out the feeding times of various animals as it is entertaining. Afterwards have refreshments at the gardens, the café provides yummy treats and a cuppa,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went with our 11yrs 10yrs 5 yrs and 2 yr old and enjoyed our time while here. Its free so dont expect an extravagant amazing zoo like you can experience at a large cost however the it is worth the visit and the animals look very cared for if you listen and observe the staff with the animals. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a rate payer in Rockhampton I am proud my rates go towards these amazing gardens that can be accessed by everyone free of charge.

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Exeter, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was lovely wandering around the gardens large area to wander through. The kiosk served a great breakfast and the bird wildlife -loorikeets are very friendly and love to steal your sugar. the zoo is very interesting except some of the paths are very uneven and a trip hazard. But overall a very enjoyable place.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We decided to have breakfast at the kiosk. It was really good and a great way to start the day there. The gardens are excellent and the zoo is good as well. Being free us also a great bonus

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Gladstone, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have been going to the Rocky Zoo since I was small kid. I can say that over years it has gone from strength to strength. Remember it is a free zoo. It is fantastic for kids and adults alike. The primate enclosures are well set out and looked after. I didn't see one animal that looked second hand, they... More

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