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  • kpiddy
    Brisbane, Australia12,061 contributions
    The Botanical gardens are located to the west of the CBD, a ten minute drive away. They are extensive, well kept and a joy to visit. Starting at the Floral Cock near the Gardens Tea Rooms we made our way over to the Rockhampton War Memorial, preparations were underway for the uncoming ANZAC Day celebrations. This section of the gardens was impressive. Moving on we visited the Japanese Gardens, this was a disappointing experience, not kept to the same standard to the rest of the Botanical Gardens, weeds, no colour, no water lillies, complete with noisy visitors eating their lunch in the rotunda. Wandering through to the Rainforrest we ended up at the Zoo, located adjacent to the Gardens. A pleasant afternoon out.
    Written 20 January 2022
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  • Lorraine L
    Tarwin Lower, Australia2,493 contributions
    We visited the Mount Archer National Park and took a walk around the Nurim circuit a very easy 580mt walk around the side on the mountain on well built pathways and boardwalks. There has been a lot of money put into this attraction and it is well worth visiting. The gardens surrounding the walkways are also well maintained. Of course it goes without saying this high up the views are spectacular in all directions. There is decent BBQ area with tables and a few lookouts tucked around the area.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Heather
    Chilliwack, Canada167 contributions
    This Heritage Village is very interesting. I especially liked the School, Hospital, Doll museum, and the cabins. It's interesting to compare it to our Heritage villages on the west coast of Canada.
    There are some similarities and a lot of differences due largely (I assume) to our colder climate
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Lorraine L
    Tarwin Lower, Australia2,493 contributions
    What a lovely little zoo, we visited on the Queensland Labour Day Monday and there were a lot of famiies here which added to the experience. This zoo is free to enter and has a good variety of exhibits. We started with the Meerkats, always a favourite of mine and then moved onto the monkeys who kept all of us amused for quite a while. There were a couple of babies in the enclosure and they were very cute. There are a few Australian Natives including kangaroos, wombats, koalas, dingoes and crocodiles and we believe there is a Cassowary that I really wanted to see but the aviary was closed for maintenance so once again they have alluded me. It is an easy walk around the zoo with plenty of seating if you need to take a break.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Lorraine L
    Tarwin Lower, Australia2,493 contributions
    We loved this museum, it isn't huge but very well set out. The building and interiors are in good repair, the engines and carriages were in excellent condition and the displays were all very interesting. They have ghost like statues dotted around the platform and offices that tell their own story of the times the station was active. Our favourite though was the short ride we took on the steam tram. Rates are very reasonable for this exhibit.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Lorraine L
    Tarwin Lower, Australia2,493 contributions
    We were staying at Yeppoon and drove back to Rockhampton to have a look around and these gardens were our first stop. We parked and walked over to the water park and through here over to the wetlands area, unfortunately the wetlands in quite dry at the moment but it was still a nice walk. We then walked back the other way towards the waterfall and children's playground. We didn't get as far as the waterfall but the whole gardens are very well set out and maintained. I believe there is also free camping here for caravanners.
    Written 25 April 2021
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  • MikBontheCoast
    Sunshine Coast, Australia7 contributions
    Stopped by for lunch with a group of friends and we all left impressed with the food and friendly service. The newly-added beer garden is excellent, and great for bigger groups. I had the chicken fried steak with a side of potato bake and it was fantastic!
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • Denis C
    2 contributions
    We had such a fun night at the Rockhampton Art Gallery
    Two terrific hours of leaning hour to paint watercolours, wine and cheese
    A great combo
    Helen who ran the session was brilliant
    $45 and worth every cent
    You need 12 people and you are assured of a great night
    Even if you don’t think you are artistic you will really enjoy
    Written 20 June 2019
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  • Heather
    Chilliwack, Canada167 contributions
    Not everyone can say they’ve been to the Tropic of Capricorn, it was nice to have the chance to stop by and learn more about this interesting place
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • glenn70foodie
    Kilcoy, Australia49 contributions
    This is a great idea, sadly maintenance is not high on their agenda. The grounds and buildings lack T.L.C. The beautiful large sea turtle shell in the Torres Straight Islander exhibit is covered in dust. The staff were very friendly, but a lack of signs to exit the many pathways back to the entrance were missing. We could have wandered around for hours trying to get out. Prices for gifts and souvenirs were way too high. The Boomerang throwing man was excellent at his craft, and the 20 visitors the day we were there were entertained..
    Written 26 July 2019
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  • Jodi W
    9 contributions
    From the moment we stepped inside the building the volunteers were quick to offer information and point us in the right direction. We had our viewing of the movie on the life of a Rockhampton local, upon entering the building. I was a bit sceptical before entering the museum but this place exceeded my expectations
    Written 7 July 2021
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  • Margaret M
    3 contributions
    The show was excellent and definitely suitable for over 18s. It was a short walk across to my accommodation.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • thall191
    Brisbane Region, Australia187 contributions
    Was a great lookout! Excellently presented but tourists really messed up the toilets which is a shame. Long walks not open until May 2022. Tourist Booklet from Rockhampton didn’t say this and went prepared for a long hike but had to abort. However, the lookout is definitely worth it. Flat walk and easy for those having trouble walking or a wheelchair. Really enjoyed the effort put in such as gabion cages, corten steel, walkway and so on.
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • carmofoz
    Brisbane, Australia115 contributions
    Huge facility, clean, central location. Visited on way to north Qld and a swim revived a day’s drive. Covid check in, clean change rooms, water clear & clean, for women warmer temp shower would be good during winter. Partner said it’s odd to have NO showers in the men’s section. Immaculate outside grounds. Parking ok in off peak times.
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • CodyMav
    Gold Coast, Australia27,608 contributions
    I started this walk, but as it was getting late, admit to turning around.

    I am posting the entrance sign here for others to reference
    Written 12 August 2020
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