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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

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Open Now: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice for a plant enthusiast or just for a stroll

My wife is crazy about plants. Me, not so much. However, we both enjoyed our visit to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ron d
Caloundra, Australia
So Beautiful

The Rockhampton Botanical Gardens are so beautiful to walk around. There is so much variety as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens are amongst the oldest public gardens in Queensland. Entry to the gardens and zoo is FREE. They open daily from 6am to 6pm. Located within the Gardens is the Rockhampton Zoo. It is home to over 50 species of native...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 1300 225 577
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife is crazy about plants. Me, not so much. However, we both enjoyed our visit to the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. It is nicely laid out and plenty of the plants are labelled with their scientific name, common name, and origin. My only criticism is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ron d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rockhampton Botanical Gardens are so beautiful to walk around. There is so much variety as well. From the century old banyans to the frui tree garden to the walk around the lagoon.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a free zoo on offer, with educational bits and feedings, as well as the botanical gardens, walkways, playground and cafe, it is easy to miss the abundance of turtles that are so cool to see in their natural habitat! Wander down to the waterway...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must to see, free entry and the kids absolutely loved it. Chimpanzees were the favourite. We went mid morning, if you want to see feeding shows and talks they start at 230pm. Great food at the cafe and souvenirs are also available.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to just unwind and enjoy nature by either following the walking paths or just sitting and having a cuppa and reading, meditating, or even communicating with a higher Being.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit and we just wanted to walk around and see the changes. We did have a lovely informative chat with 2 keepers about the Wedge Tailed Eagle. Thanks both of you!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jenny T
Reviewed March 14, 2019

Not to be missed when in Rockhampton. The whole Range area is attractive with some stylish houses and the gardens are the highlight.Beautifully cool in the tropical summer.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

We visited in February when the temperature 38c and really too hot to walk around, the gardens include the Zoo and both are free to enter. The grounds cover many acres all laid to lawn of left as tropical jungle and runs alongside a very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Banksideman
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

We managed to have a quick walk around the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens & enjoyed the beautiful gardens . There is a zoo connected to the gardens but we had limited time so gave it a miss. Hopefully next time we will have more time to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and head to the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens for some down time. You can stroll around the beautiful setting, take a picnic lunch or you can purchase food from the lovely Cafe located on site. The free zoo houses the gorgeous baby...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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April 30, 2016|
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Response from GardensTearooms | Property representative |
Yes the Gardens Tearooms opens every day of the year except Christmas Day. Trading hours are 8am to 5pm. The Botanical Gardens are open every day of the year from 6am to 6pm.
Charlotte M
February 10, 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Reviewed this property |
It's all FREE. This is virtually the only free Zoo we know of on this coast. Similarly the Botanic Gardens are free as well. Bob & Sandra