Rockhampton Zoo

Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Home to almost 100 animals spanning more than 30 species of native and exotic animals, Rockhampton Zoo is set on 10 acres within the stunning Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

Come and meet Mzuri, the newest member of their chimpanzee family, who was born in December 2021, or stop by the Australian Wetlands zone to marvel over their giant saltwater crocodile ‘The Colonel’. Spot the colours of the rainbow in their aviaries, overload on cuteness at their mob of meerkats and watch the otters play like children in the water – Rockhampton Zoo has something for everyone!

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 location!

The Zoo is open 10 am – 4 pm every day (except for Christmas Day) and entry is free.

Rockhampton Zoo is owned and operated by Rockhampton Regional Council.

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*Complement your visit and learn more about the Rockhampton Zoo in Explore Rockhampton’s self-guided audio tours app, available for download from the Apple App or Google Play stores.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


Birdwatching Walks

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access




Free Rockhampton Zoo entry.

Paid Meerkat Encounters.

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Pilbeam Theatre


Chimps at Rockhampton Zoo

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Rockhampton Museum of Art (RMOA)


Botanic Gardens

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

The Range, Rockhampton

Fitzroy River - Home of the King Threadfin!

Guided Fishing DownUnder

Atherton, Atherton Tablelands

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