Botanic Gardens

Top choice gardens in Rockhampton & Around

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Just south of town, these gardens are a beautiful oasis, with tropical and subtropical rainforest, landscaped gardens and lily-covered lagoons. The formal Japanese garden is a zone of tranquillity, there's a cafe (open 8am to 5pm), and the small, well-kept zoo (open 8.30am to 4.30pm, admission free) has koalas, wombats, dingoes, monkeys, a walk-through aviary and tonnes more.