Rockhampton Zoo finds fame on Limited Edition Monopoly Board

Published on 29 March 2023

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Advance Rockhampton, the region’s lead tourism, marketing and major event agency, have created a promotional opportunity for people to now take a piece of the Rockhampton Zoo home with them.

The “Amazing Animals in Queensland” limited edition Monopoly board game and the Top Trumps card game are a fun collaboration with the Rockhampton Zoo as a result of Advance Rockhampton’s partnership with game creators Winning Moves Australia.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said Monopoly has been a household name for more than 85 years, and the cause of debate in many Australian homes.

“It is exciting to have our amazing Rockhampton Zoo featured on such a popular family board game.

“The zoo has always been renowned as one of the top places to visit in our region, and this is a nice light-hearted way to celebrate our wonderful zoo with our community and our visitors,” Mayor Williams said.

Parks, Sport and Public Spaces Councillor Cherie Rutherford said this is an iconic way to celebrate the loveable creatures at Rockhampton Zoo we have all come to love.

“You’ll see our animals featured throughout the game, including our meerkats, chimpanzees, dingoes, Valkyrie the eagle and our white-cheeked gibbon.

“With enrichment being an important aspect of our zoo animal’s wellbeing, we incorporated the new Monopoly game into their enrichment activities last week which was a special way to have the meerkats and chimpanzees involved in this exciting launch,” Councillor Rutherford said.

Advance Rockhampton Executive Manager Greg Bowden said the partnership with Winning Moves entitles us to bespoke personalisation of the game including a feature in the community chest and chance cards, two top trump cards and of course an iconic meerkat and chimpanzee playing token, all presented in a personalised Rockhampton Zoo branded sleeve.

“Showcasing the unique Rockhampton Zoo animals in a board game as iconic as Monopoly puts the Rockhampton Region at the forefront of player’s minds, highlighting the unexpected and incredible tourism products and experiences we have to offer.

“There are limited boards available for sale and we are expecting them to be very popular so you may need to get in quick,” Mr Bowden said.

The “Amazing Animals Queensland” limited edition Monopoly board game will be available for $60.00 and the Top Trumps card set for $10.00. You will find them at Rockhampton Zoo via the Gardens Tea Rooms, the Explore Rockhampton Visitor Information Centre and the Rockhampton Heritage Village gift shop while stocks last.

The game also features local operators Cooberrie Park, Koorana Crocodile Farm as well as other iconic zoos and sanctuaries in Queensland.

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You can watch the chimpanzees and meerkats play Amazing Animals in Queensland Monopoly during their enrichment activities here