Come and meet the family
Discover more than 30 species of native and exotic animals at Rockhampton Zoo! Come and meet the newest member of our chimpanzee family, who was born in February 2020, or stop by the Australian Wetlands zone to marvel over our giant saltwater crocodile 'The Colonel'. Spot the colours of the rainbow in our aviaries, overload on cuteness in kangaroo country and watch the otters play like children in the water - Rockhampton Zoo has something for everyone!
Our 'Keeper Talks' in the late afternoon are always a delight, especially for children. Give yourself a couple of hours to meet the animals, then take a relaxing walk around Rockhampton's Botanic Gardens and the Murray Lagoon - all free and all in the same spot!
Please note due to COVID-19 there are no Keeper Talks at this time.
Zoo opening times and entry price
Entry to Rockhampton Zoo is free.
Rockhampton Zoo is open to the public 7 days a week from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Our restricted hours are due to COVID-19.
When visiting the Zoo, please do not wear gumboots. They can cause our animals stress and lead to injury. The welfare of our animals is our priority so you will not be permitted entry when wearing gumboots.
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Please note that domestic pets, including dogs, cats and birds, are not permitted in the botanic gardens or Rockhampton Zoo.
Registered service animals are permitted, but are not allowed near the chimpanzee enclosure, dingo enclosure, or into the kangaroo paddock due to the distress and safety risks it can cause to these animals.
Rockhampton Regional Council provides a number of dog-friendly parks at the following locations: https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/CouncilServices/Animal-Management/Owning-a-dog/Dog-off-leash-areas
100 Spencer Street, The Range, Queensland 4700
We are located right next to the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens so this means you can visit us both! Walk, skip, bike, scoot or drive yourself here.
Free parking is available for buses, caravans, cars and motorcycles and free bicycle racks are located just outside the main entrance (unfortunately you cannot take your bicycle, rollerblades, skateboard or other forms of personal transport into the Zoo).
- From the South: From the Rockhampton Roundabout, follow the Bruce Highway onto Upper Dawson Road, then turn left at Spencer Street.
- From the North: Follow the Bruce Highway over the Fitzroy Bridge heading South, turn right onto Upper Dawson Road, then turn left at Spencer Street
You can also visit us by jumping on a public bus. Take the 404 bus to get to the entrance of the Botanic Gardens in Spencer Street. Visit the Queensland Government Bus Services website for timetables.
While in Rockhampton be charmed by our historical architecture, marvel our majestic cathedrals, be one with nature and find out why we are the Beef Capital of Australia. Plan your visit to our great region by jumping onto our Explore Rockhampton website or stopping in at our Tropic of Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre on Gladstone Road.