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Address: 100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
06:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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World class gardens nestled on a billabong beside the fitzroy river. The gardens are operated by rockhampton council and include a well run zoo.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
John M
Rockhampton, Australia
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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

World class gardens nestled on a billabong beside the fitzroy river. The gardens are operated by rockhampton council and include a well run zoo.

Thank John M
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited in the height of summer but gardens were still extremely well maintained and in very good condition. Access and parking is easy (although you can catch a bus if keen). The gardens are well sign posted with mostly accessible paths. The area has a cafe with reasonable quality food at a reasonable price. It is also co-located with Rockhampton... More 

Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our visit to Rockhampton my son and I had a scrumptious breakfast at the Gardens Tearooms, what a great atmosphere friendly staff, quality food, my coffee was spot on too! After breaky we went for a stroll down to the lagoon, my son enjoyed spotting the turtles bobbing their heads up and down in the water, watch out for... More 

Thank Mahia73
Bali, Indonesia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a really good place for kids and parents to celebrate bdays as there are lots of swings and slides in the sand pit to keep the children busy The bbqs give you the option of cooking fresh food at the gardens itself

Thank monil72
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cyclone was TWO years ago, but unfortunately it is still being blamed for neglect. Lost opportunity.

Thank JohnSydney2016
Albury, Australia
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Botanic Gardens it's a must for anyone to visit and definitely the place to go if you have children. The zoo was fantastic with considering it's free, it is a small zoo but the is a range of animals and the first time I have seen a Cassowary. The Gardens are lovely and well spread out so if... More 

Thank t0by2sh0es
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens is free..It has an excellent free zoo,The zoo keepers were very keen to explain:))) Great place to visit for kids and family.

Thank manny p
Rockhampton, Australia
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Poorly maintained. Ibis have taken over the once beautiful and majestic grounds. Council has taken what the very early pioneer mayors grand scheme "for the people and their leisure" for granted. It seems sad to make "special "animals a show stopper. It has lost the simple family happiness of seeing fewer animals and making playground equipment and amenities top priority.... More 

Thank Paul D
Brisbane Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a great place to spend a morning. It has an excellent free zoo, a playground and lots of shade.

Thank Cillaf71
Mackay, Australia
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

There is a ZOO here and it is all free amazing great staff and heaps animals worth the stop and no cost to get in

Thank Kim B

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