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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

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Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Well Laid Out

A very large open parkland with a wide variety of vegetation on show. Makes for a great place to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Free and Beautiful

Anywhere else you would pay to see the many and varied animals and plants on display here. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rockhampton, Australia
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
100 Spencer Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 1300 225 577
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very large open parkland with a wide variety of vegetation on show. Makes for a great place to simply relax and enjoy the many special sights, or simply take a leisurely stroll.

Thank FyingKiwi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Anywhere else you would pay to see the many and varied animals and plants on display here. The playground under the majestic trees is a small child's delight and the many gardens would satisfy any age group or lover of flora. The cafe whips up...More

Thank mjando2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found it frustrating at the too few signs around the gardens leading to the different areas. Left without finding some gardens

Thank Marian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little spot with a free zoo that has some Australian animals and chimps. Very child friendly with good pram access. A hidden gem worth a visit to.

Thank Leslee C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't have the time to appreciate the natural attractions that Rockhampton offers. Recently we had some friends staying over. We took them for a walk along the Yeppen Lagoon and then to the Botanic Gardens and Zoo. We had a lovely time walking,...More

Thank _giselebrasileira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I adore the idea of a free zoo and this was a very fun filled experience. There is a decent range of animals and things to see in the gardens. I notice lots of young families taking their kids around which was good to see.We...More

Thank madkat989
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a few hours. Not only are the gardens absolutely a joy to see but they have a zoo which will leep the children amused for hours. A top unexpected attraction in Rocky.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rockhampton has a huge Botanical Gardens and Zoo. The gardens themselves are expansive with huge trees and amazing gardens. There is a large playground for the kids, there are Japanese Gardens, a war memorial cenotaph and a cafe selling delicious food. The most popular exhibit...More

1  Thank 709TAM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place for a day out.bring your own food and have a picnic.or the small cafe there is very good.its a really good free day out. gets really hot in summer so take plenty sunscreen or umbrellas for shade. kids love the zoo.

Thank annawilson63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Calling into the Info Centre with only an afternoon to explore Rockhampton, the lovely Joan said not to miss the Rockhampton Zoo and the ‘new baby’! Our curiosity aroused, dumping the bags at the hotel, we headed to one of the highest points in Rockhampton...More

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1 May 2016|
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Response from GardensTearooms | Property representative |
Yes the Gardens Tearooms opens every day of the year except Christmas Day. Trading hours are 8am to 5pm. The Botanical Gardens are open every day of the year from 6am to 6pm.
Charlotte M
11 February 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Reviewed this property |
It's all FREE. This is virtually the only free Zoo we know of on this coast. Similarly the Botanic Gardens are free as well. Bob & Sandra