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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Address: Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Rockhampton
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Ceret, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The grandchildren loved the variety of animals and the fact that even the tiny one s could see the animals. The gardens are beautifully kept with a nice cafe

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Bideford
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This zoo and botanic gardens are beautifully laid out and looked after. There are good children's play areas with climbable trees. The zoo is good with informative keeper talks the highlight for our grandchildren was after the koala keeper talk they were allowed in the enclosure to stroke one of the koalas. The kiosk was good serving well presented tasty... More 

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Perth, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Liked the environment, mix of trees, animals and whole scenary considering there was no fee . Big banyan trees, lovely lake. Disliked lack of parking, proper signage and local council's lack of interest to boost this lovely place as a tourist attraction. Also there was no description of those historical trees which I knew but not every common visitor will... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I actually feel quite spoilt living so close to this wonderful attraction. The gardens are just beautiful and provide so many nice walks to palms, edible food and the lake with ducks and turles (and the occasional croc). The kiosk is not too flash but is nice for a bite to eat and the coffee is great (I avoid the... More 

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The zoo is great for free but I think they should be charging a small entry fee to help out instead of donations.I would pay to go in

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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I visited in October 2014 and despite being a bit sparse in terms of animals at the time, it was very enjoyable. Apparently there are otters yet to come which is probably the most exciting thing this place has ever seen. Can't complain as it's free (besides the hidden cost of your precious time which you can never, ever get... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely to have a facility like this made free to the public. The large croc in the pool was impressive and the botanic gardens were lovely to stroll through. Great for families and the animals in the zoo were well looked after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Rocky Zoo at the Botantic gardens has been around for a very, very long time and it has always been great. The Zoo area has quite an extensive range of chimps, koalas, crocs, birds, peacocks etc and entry is free. To be honest its a long way better than many establishments who charge entry! The gardens area is excellent... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Well worth the visit to the Rockhampton zoo in the expansive botanical gardens - chimps, koals, crocs and it is free!

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Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The botanical gardens, with major tree plantings over 100 years ago, is at least in the top few botanical gardens in Australia. The zoo is without doubt the best free zoo in Australia. Brilliant day out if you can stand the tropical heat.

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