Rockhampton Botanic Gardens


What better way to enjoy the best tropical climate Queensland has to offer than by exploring and discovering the delights of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, regarded as one of the best in regional Australia.

Whether you’re after the ideal venue for a family picnic, a garden lover’s sanctuary, a fun playground for the kids, or the perfect place for some tranquil ‘me time’, the Botanic Gardens is the tropical paradise for you.

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens is the perfect venue for weddings and private functions – fees apply for these services and bookings are required. Free guided tours are available through the Explore Rockhampton's Audio Tours App

Open from 6am to sunset daily – entry is free. 

*No domestic animals allowed*

If you’re looking to visit Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Rockhampton Zoo during the school holidays, we wanted to let you know of some additional parking spaces available for visitors!

 We know that it may be tricky finding a parking space lately, especially as we are carrying out works in some areas.

 If you have trouble – you can find alternative parking at:

  • The end of Phyllis Street (near the Japanese Gardens)
  • The end of Ward Street (at the back of Athelstane Bowls Club)
  • The Blackall Street entrance (along Yeppen Lagoon). 

 A Snapshot of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens:

The Outer Gardens

  • The Ann Street Entry
  • The Flowering Tree Lawn
  • The Lassen Fernery
  • The Old Office Garden
  • Palm Grove
  • The Botanic Gardens Administration Centre
  • The Spencer Street Entry
  • The Sports Precinct
  • The Penlington Street End
  • The Rockhampton Zoo

The Lower Gardens

  • The Experimental Garden
  • The Lagoon Bamboo
  • The Lagoon Foreshore
  • The Lower Rainforest
  • The Old Nursery Area

The Upper Gardens

  • The Arid garden
  • The Banyan Figs
  • The Cenotaph and Lawn 
  • The Japanese Garden
  • The Japanese Garden Lawn
  • The North-south Axis
  • The Phyllis Street Entry
  • The Pinetum
  • The Playground
  • The Tamarind Tree Line
  • The Tropical Fruit Arboretum
  • The Upper Rainforest

The establishment of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens(PDF, 63KB)

The Curators of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens(PDF, 143KB)

The Heritage Listing of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens(PDF, 61KB)