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“Surprised and delighted”

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Rockhampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Berwick, Australia
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Surprised and delighted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

This gem has so much potential, it would be great if money could be found. We had a very relaxing visit here. Loved the enthusiam and professionalism of James Armstrong the ranger there.

Visited July 2013
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Rockhampton, Australia
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“Good zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

The zoo has had some major upgrades, though still lacking in some areas. Lots of the old enclosures are vacant. Would be great to see them up and running again, with some new attractions.

Visited June 2013
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Cessnock, Australia
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2 reviews
“Rocky Zoo and Gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Loved the gardens, which are perfect for a picnic.
The cafe serves great food, but the idiots who feed the birds have made them a pest.
The zoo is free, and small, but was undergoing big changes when we visited. Great for those with kids.

Visited July 2013
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Hallidays Point, Australia
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128 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great attraction in the middle of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We only visited the zoo which is located within the botanical gardens. There were many different animals there all situated in very pleasant surroundings. Be sure to be there late afternoon, that is about 2.45pm as the feeding starts. We saw the dingoes being fed and then witnessed a wonderful energetic exhibition put on by some feisty chimpanzees during their feeding time. The keeper was very informative and the animals so responsive to his words. This was the highlight of the visit. Be sure to make a donation as the zoo does not charge an entry fee.

Visited July 2013
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“Great place for picnic or pre-schooler's birthday party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Dragged along to nephew's best friend's birthday party. Just visited the gardens and not the zoo. Very pleasant and tranquil, easily absorbed the noise of the party. Facilities are very good and a nice tropical garden setting. Well worth a visit or somewhere nice to chill out or read a book for a few hours.

Visited July 2013
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