Nestled within the tranquil Botanic Gardens and adjacent to the Murray Lagoon, the Rockhampton Zoo is home to more than 50 species of native and exotic animals. It’s the perfect place for families to see magnificent and cheeky creatures, great and small in their natural surroundings and best of all it’s free to visit.
You can view our most intimidating resident, the ‘Colonel’ saltwater crocodile, or get up close to our koalas, kangaroos and the exotic lion tailed macaques. As you walk through the zoo you will be sure to come across our most loveable residents, the Chimpanzees. Always found roaming around their giant enclosure, their daily feeding show with the zoo keepers are just part of the reason why visitors keep returning to this special part of Rockhampton.
You’ll also find animals native to Central Queensland and observe the purpose built homes of wombats, Frank, Katie and Donna. A day at the Rockhampton Zoo is the perfect outing for families!
Keeper talks and feedings begin at 2.45pm and go through to 3.30pm. Please see zoo signage for details on the day.
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Archer Park Rail Museum contains several exhibitions associated with railways and the Rockhampton Council Tramways. Rolling stock and rail memorabilia have been collected from a variety of sources including private collectors, former rail workers, the Capricorn Heritage Rail Association (The Friends of Archer Park) and Queensland Rail. Purrey Steam Tram rides are available on Sundays between 10 am to 1pm free of charge, except on Family Fun Days that are held every second month where there is a small charge, and from the end of November until the beginning of February. The Archer Park Railway Station is located on the infamous Denison Street, (where the main rail runs down the centre of the street) in Rockhampton, between Archer and Cambridge Streets. This wonderful station is sure to have items to interest for many different age groups, and truly is a rail lovers delight ...