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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Rockhampton
Type: Parks, Gardens
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Toowoomba, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of the oldest botanical gardens in Queensland and in my opinion the best! Wonderful walks, great lagoon with an abundance of bird life and also some crocs. A well stocked canteen as well as a gift shop completes an experience you won't forget.

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Sunbury, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I loved the Gardens and the zoo, and the fact that it was free! It reminded me of a local gardens that had cockatoos and monkeys, in my home town, some 35 years ago! The gardens were diverse and extensive, with a lovely outlook situated on top of a hill. The zoo had plenty of animals, particularly Australian, and I... More

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Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Gardens and Zoo were an oasis, with beautifully tended gardens and a delightfully presented Zoo with an assortment of native Australian Fauna, in an assortment of well kept environments. The Gardens were very peaceful and the Banyan garden area worth a visit in itself, to see a tree planted 120 plus years ago and the magnificent way it had... More

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Rockhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A nice spot without any cost. We took a small bar b q and found a great spot where we could play cricket and kick a football about. However if you're interested in plants and trees there is a huge variety here, and all marked so you know what you are looking at. They have a small zoo which is... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the most beautiful botanical garden. With lots of variety and things to see. The zoo is also beautiful with large enclosures and very loud animals. It was a joy spending the morning here.

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Gladstone, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is why people come to visit Queensland. The lushness of plants, greenery and open spaces. Easy to walk around, try for winter months it is lovely, bit much in summer months.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were in Rockhampton for the weekend so we were lucky enough to visit twice! After we found out we'd missed the feeding times on the Friday we came back on the Saturday and we weren't disappointed. The bird handler at the aviary was very knowledgeable and we were the only visitors there at the time so we had all... More

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Bairnsdale
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Was surprised at how good the gardens and the zoo actually are. Nowhere near the amount of animals that you may see in Melbourne, but surprised at what they had. Plenty of seating, eating areas and still room for kids to run. Did not get to see all it this trip but definitely worth coming back again. Entry is free,... More

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Whitsunday
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

As a regular visitor to Rockhampton I try to to make a point of visiting the Botanical Gardens on each trip. The zoo is great for kids and photo ops. Displays are constantly being upgraded and staff are dedicated to their jobs. The lagoon is full of life but a little overrun with Ibis. Sunset photos are perfect at the... More

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melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beautiful peaceful place to visit, great contrasts and the lagoon and bird watching area provide a point of difference with other botanical gardens. Definitely recommend a visit.

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