Visitor Information

Rockhampton Zoo and Botanic Gardens has won Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice Award 2022.
Every year, Tripadvisor celebrates attractions that consistently deliver amazing experiences with a Travellers' Choice Award - and this year, Rockhampton Zoo has made the list!
Thank you to all of our guests who have made this possible. We are hugely grateful for your support.

Come and meet the family

Discover close to 100 animals spanning more than 30 species of native and exotic animals at Rockhampton Zoo!

Come and meet the newest member of our chimpanzee family, Mzuri, who was born in December 2021, or stop by the Australian Wetlands zone to marvel over our giant saltwater crocodile, The Colonel. 

Our Keeper Talks 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! 

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Entry price

Entry to Rockhampton Zoo is free for all guests.

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. 


Opening hours

Rockhampton Zoo is open seven days a week (including all public holidays apart from Christmas Day and Anzac Day).

Our opening hours are 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Please be advised that Rockhampton Zoo has a later opening time on Anzac Day, from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

Rockhampton Zoo is closed on Christmas Day.


Domestic Pets

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:


Our address

 100 Spencer Street, The Range, Queensland 4700

Getting here

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.

Explore Rockhampton

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.