Rockhampton Zoo
Rockhampton Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
About
Nestled within the Botanic Gardens, Rockhampton Zoo has been at its present site since 1925. While the animal section at that time consisted of monkeys, cassowary, possums, guinea pigs and pea fowl, today you can discover more than 60 species of Australian and exotic animals. Whether it is chimpanzees and cassowaries, dingoes and otters, or crocodiles and koalas, there are an array of fascinating animals to meet and observe in their carefully recreated habitats. Local tip: Time your visit with one of the many daily feeding sessions throughout the Zoo for a more up close and personal experience.
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Papaw19
Greater Brisbane, Australia41 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
We loved the zoo, and thoroughly enjoyed our morning there. I was disappointed with the new cage for the eagle.
Written 14 November 2023
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We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your visit to the Rockhampton Zoo and Botanic Gardens. Thank you for sharing your kind words. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
Written 19 November 2023
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Steven P
Hobart, Australia28 contributions
Jul. 2023
A really enjoyable morning exploring the Zoo. The layout provides good flow and excellent vantage points to view the residents. All appear healthy, happy and well cared for. We saw some of our extended family along with many other locals.

We highly recommend a visit.
Written 5 August 2023
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We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your visit to the Rockhampton Zoo. Thank you for sharing your kind words. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
Written 16 October 2023
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Rick M
34 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Visiting Rocky from Melbourne we
took a look at the zoo had a nice day but a lot of the exabititions were being upgraded so not a lot of animals to see. Enjoyed the free admission and it's a credit to the community of Rockhampton to have such a wonderful tourist attraction.
Written 5 August 2023
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We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your visit to the Rockhampton Zoo. Thank you for sharing your kind words. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
Written 16 October 2023
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Matt S
Austins Ferry, Australia2 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic small zoo, free entry was a bonus. Must see for families. Local council run and we saw many local families enjoying the zoo.
Written 17 June 2023
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We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your visit to the Rockhampton Zoo. Thank you for sharing your kind words. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
Written 16 October 2023
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Danielle M
Launceston, Australia107 contributions
Apr. 2023
This little zoo is fabulous! A few different animals to see and interact with. This is a free zoo but well-maintained spaces, enclosures and the animals looked happy. We really enjoyed our visit. Whilst it is free we made a donation to help with animal conservation.
Written 23 April 2023
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BrisbaneLeonine
brisbane80 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Solo
after the gardens i went next door to the zoo at 9.30(opening in info at 9am)
it wasn't opened as the animals were still in there pens and the staff were cleaning up others and myself were just pacing, just about 10ish the 3 roos & 2 emus opened and then the meerkats but nothing else so i left aprox 10.30am
I understand there was a heat wave but it should have warning
The south side travel park said a 19 min walk to the garden and zoo but misinfo as i had to get a taxi and took longer than 19mins & it is up 2 big hills off the freeway
Written 25 March 2023
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Christopher J
5 contributions
Oct. 2022
This was absolutely amazing in EVERY way. The animals looked healthy and happy. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It was an incredible visit for our three young kids - absolutely a "must-do" in Rockhampton. I can't believe it's free.
Written 23 October 2022
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Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for stopping by to leave a review.
Written 4 November 2022
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Nicky C
3 contributions
Oct. 2022
Loved this zoo, easy walk around the tropical gardens. Plenty of animals to see, we enjoyed the chimps and gibbons.
Written 22 October 2022
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Thank you for your review. Hope to see you back again soon.
Written 4 November 2022
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Clara M
Baulkham Hills, Australia435 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Family
A great little zoo with some great animals. The highlights would be Valkyrie the wedge tailed eagle, the chimps and the meerkats. The keeper talk at feeding time for Valkyrie was excellent. Good free fun for the family.
Written 8 October 2022
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We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review.
Written 4 November 2022
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Paul and Debra
11 contributions
Sep. 2022
A visit to Rockhampton Zoo is a must do if you're staying in Rocky or even just passing through. It is also free to enter. Lots of exhibits and talks by knowledgeable staff.
Written 28 September 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback, we are glad you found your visit worthwhile and hope you enjoyed your stay in Rockhampton.
Written 4 November 2022
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Rockhampton Zoo: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Rockhampton Zoo is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:15 pm