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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Rockhampton
Type: Parks, Gardens
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After seeing MANY dead kangaroos along the highway, I needed to see some that were alive. The Rockhampton Zoo is a great place to see native Australian animals. It is definitely user friendly. Not large, but complete. The gardens surrounding the zoo are quite attractive.

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derbyshire
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

No entrance fee for the zoo and gardens is fantastic. The zoo isn't the biggest, but does have a variety of animals mainly native Australian animals ( crocs, emu, kangaroo, koalas and birds).

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wow and council doing something for their people and visitors - a truly amazing thought!! Access to the gardens and the zoo is free and I was surprised at the quality of both. They are doing a lot of renovations at the zoo and you can see the difference between the old exhibits and the new. This will be a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great park and zoo plus it is free great if you have kids also if you are looking for something to do then this is it well worth a visit

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Rockhampton, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great zoo, great kids area, great kiosk, great botanical garden. Fun and free! Parking can be crowded. The lake area is a bird watcher's delight. Walk along the lower lagoon area for an evening stroll.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

great place, except for the bloody birds, the café makes a great brekky but be aware the birds will fight you for it

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Briabane
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This s a to be seen place, the gardens are nicely maintained a nice coffee shop under the trees and a good zoo that is free to keep the family entertained well recommended.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is free and the location is absolutely stunning. I highly recommend people to visit the local Rockhampton botanic Gardens and Zoo and place a donation to ensure the future of this gorgeous place. There are renovations going on here and there, but overall it is definitely worth at visit when you are in town. Make sure you also visit... More

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Beaudesert, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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