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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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Exeter, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Sydney, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
66 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I can't say Rockhampton is the most exciting or attractive city I've been to but have really enjoyed the Botanical Gardens on the couple of times I have visited. The gardens are very extensive and include some magnificent trees, pleasant walking tracks and a large lagoon featuring abundant bird life, as well as some very curious turtles. And it is... More

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Griffith, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place was simple the best, strolling around the gardens and checking out the Australian animals in the zoo was a good relaxing time on a budget, because it's FREE. We got there at a good time when the koala keeper was giving a talk and u have the opportunity to pat the gorgeous koalas. Wonderful experience! You can take... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really good place to the take the grand kids. Lovely cafe there to go and have a bite to eat. The animals are a great attraction. Then off to the playground .

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Great Dunmow, Essex
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You have to already know about this and want to get there as it is not well advertised and there are no signposts to speak of but once you get there it is worth the effort! The gardens are extensive, peaceful and well kept. There is a park area with amenities for children, a lagoon with a bird watching pier... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were very sad to see the poor condition of the Botanic Gardens. We had previously visited many times but this time the grounds and zoo were in very poor condition. The big ancient trees still seemed ok but the rest was very disappointing.

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Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This has to be the best spot in Rocky. Fabulous gardens. Wildlife. Cafe. Barbecues. Play park. Cafe. Bring all my visitors here and everyone loves it. Highly recommend

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Senior Contributor
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Loved the Botanic Gardens - no wonder they are heritage listed. Some magnificent trees, lots of variety; beautiful large lagoon with abundant birdlife; very tranquil. Good coffee at the kiosk, lots of friendly birds hanging around in hope of a little something. The zoo is undergoing some major upgrades, so not a lot of it was accessible. The bits we... More

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