Rockhampton Botanic Gardens


Rockhampton Zoo is located within the beautiful Botanic Gardens. 

Established in 1869, the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens is one of the oldest public gardens in the country, spanning 33 hectares of meticulously landscaped grounds.
The site has been heritage listed since 1999 and is home to a state-of-the-art, all-abilities playground that was reopened in 2023.

Follow this link for more information or here to start your self guided tour of Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.


Volunteering: Have you ever thought about joining the Friends of the Gardens as a Volunteer.  To find out more about working in our beautiful outdoor spaces as a volunteer, follow this link and fill out the form, or contact the Friends of the Garden secretary, Andrew on

Rockhampton Regional Council has a range of online self-guided tours available for Rockhampton Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, and other interesting sites and venues around Rockhampton available here: Explore Rockhampton Self Guided Tours