Useful information for your visit


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

Our opening hours are 9.00am to 4.15pm.

We are open seven days a week (including all public holidays apart from Christmas Day).

Please be advised that Rockhampton Zoo has a later opening time on Anzac Day, from 1.30pm to 4.15pm.

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).

By Car:

  • From the South and West: From the Rockhampton Roundabout with the Big Brahman Bull Statue, follow the Bruce Highway turning left at the traffic lights onto Upper Dawson Road.  Turn left at Spencer Street which takes you straight to the Botanic Gardens entrance.
  • From the North: Follow the Bruce Highway heading South, over the Fitzroy Bridge and onto Fitzroy Street, turn left onto Canning Street, then right onto Upper Dawson Road.  Turn left at Spencer Street which takes you straight to the Botanic Gardens entrance.   

By Bus: 

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.

By Taxi: 

  • Black & White Cabs - phone: 13 32 22
  • Rockhampton Yellow Cabs: 13 19 24
  • 13 Cabs: 0416 615 713

    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.