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Exploring Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

The Botanic Gardens include a Japanese section, huge figs, and a war memorial. There are also tea rooms here and the four-star Rocky Resort Motor Inn is close by. There is another set of gardens in town, too - the Kershaw Gardens, near the highway in the north. They feature native Aussie plants, mainly of the region, and include a sublime waterfall which is lit in the evening. Next door is the Zoo. One for the kids, and indeed for the ‘olds’, is the cute Rockhampton Zoo, located near the Botanic Gardens. It has all the best animals from outback Australia—kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats, emus, crocodiles, you name it—along with chimps, monkeys, and birds, including a rare cassowary. Feeding time is 15:00, when visitors get to have their picture taken with a cuddly koala.

Accommodations near Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

There is a range of options for all the travelers. The most popular hotel in The Range is the Casa Nostra Motel, which has been booked 7 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Apartments on Palmer in The Range as it has been reserved 2 times.

Sightseeing near Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

- Stockland Shopping Centre

Visit this major shopping centre, actually the largest in Australia. With over 100 specialty shops, a six screen cinema complex, Sizzler and a learning swimming pool, you are sure to find something for you.

- Pilbeam Theatre

The Pilbeam Theatre offers a diverse range of productions all year round from the best local, national and international entertainers. Whatever time you visit, you are sure to find something entertaining.

Transportation near Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo

There’s an airport near the zoo with direct flights from Brisbane and Sydney with Qantaslink and Virgin Australia. The Tilt train comes in regularly from Brisbane, while Greyhound coaches run daily from Brisbane and Cairns. Sealed roads come in from all over and there are car hire companies in town and at the airport. The city itself is fairly large, though you can get about the interesting parts on foot or by bike easily. Several taxi companies serve the city and the surrounds, as do Rothery's buses