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“Rockhampton zoo”

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Ranked #3 of 42 things to do in Rockhampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 animals from across Australia and exotic animals from around the world! Its the perfect place for families to see animals in their natural surroundings. The Gardens Tearooms is the café nestled under the 150 year old Banyan Figs and offer a range of meals and refreshments as well as catering for special events. Indoor and outdoor dining options are available. The Japanese Gardens provide tranquillity and peace, while the Cenotaph honours our Australian soldiers.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The Rockhampton Zoo is a free entry zoo within the botanical gardens. It's pretty good for a free zoo. It has the stock standard Australian animals like koalas, dingoes, kangaroos and emus, a couple of crocs, a few different species of birds. Their main attraction would be the monkey's but unfortunately we didn't see them as they were in their cages for lunch or something?

Lots of areas were closed for maintenance while we were there which is unfortunate considering it is school holidays? Would also be good if they could advertise the times they lock the animals up so people can make their plans accordingly.

They do have a number of free shows too but they were later in the afternoon and we had to leave before then.

Good free zoo though and would go again with kids.

Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went for a day drive to Rockhampton; visited the Gardens and the Zoo. Fantastic is an under statement. Everything is well maintained; the zoo was exceptional. The grand daughter had a ball with all the animals. Great time had by all.

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Tea rooms! Rainbow lorikeets!!! Good vibe in the kids park and every season has some amazing trees showing off bright blossoms. Great for kids and adults, the zoo is free and decent, cafe serves nice choice of freshly made and ready take away food, kids park is in a shade, also a secret nook with outdoor musical instruments. The lagoon has turtles and very mean intimidating looking geese.

Thank Wilma L
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the free gardens and zoo as part of a day trip to Rockhampton. The small zoo was excellent. The zookeepers doing the feedings (check for times on the website) were knowledgeable and friendly. Seeing the new baby chimp was lovely! The zoo was immaculately clean and the animals are well cared for.

The Botanical Gardens were slightly disappointing as the Japanese Gardens are under complete construction. However, the war memorial and plaques were educational and other pathways were pretty. For those with young children, there is a large playground with washrooms and a cafe close by.

Thank BonnieF863
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

There is so much to see at the Botanic Gardens. Not just the natural bush land but exotic plants from around the world. Plus the free zoo where animals are very well kept for. Have lunch at the kiosk or down by the lagoon.

1  Thank Ray K
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GardensTearooms, Owner at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thanks for stopping by, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit.

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