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“Favourite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo
100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Rockhampton
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Toowoomba, Australia
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Visited May 2014
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Sunbury, Australia
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114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Something for free!!”
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 loved the Chimps the most. It made me want to live in Rockhampton, and be able to bring my children here often. A lovely place to visit for a walk, a picnic, or have a sit down in the cafe. Loved it.

Visited June 2014
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Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Spot”
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 spread and multiplied, but stil stayed the same tree.

Visited July 2014
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Rockhampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quiet day with family”
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 free which has a gorilla, monkeys, koalas, kangaroos, birds [etc] and it is very pleasant to walk around to look at the animals. There is also a war memorial and I understand Anzac Dawn services are held there. There is also a large lagoon with ducks, A very pleasant place to visit for all ages

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent”
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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