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Welcome to Kershaw Gardens!
Boasting a spacious and picturesque parkland stretching for one kilometre along the Bruce Highway, Kershaw Gardens is a sub-tropical oasis located right in the heart of Rockhampton.
The parkland is home to walking tracks, play areas for the kids, spectacular photos opportunities, a magnificent waterfall, and more.
Since 1988, the Gardens has undertaken a number of significant changes, but none more so than the redevelopment of the Central Precinct which was finalised in mid 2018. Built for families, parties, small events and outdoor activities, the central section of the Kershaw Gardens is a must do.
Water Play Area Alongside the playground, you can get your toes wet in a 200mm deep meandering water course designed to represent the flow of water through the Fitzroy River, from Riverslea out to the sea. It also comes complete with its very own barrage! There are plenty of vantage points around the water play area to watch the kids from.
Sensory Garden If peace and quiet is more your style, you can indulge in a range of sensory experiences at the Stuart Fragrant Garden.
Dog Off-Leash Areas
Animal lovers will delight in being able to bring their pooch to one of two Dog Off-Leash Areas at Kershaw Gardens. Dogs are welcome to be throughout the Gardens however must be on a leash unless within the Dog Off-Leash Areas.
Rainforests and Rapids
Enjoy strolling through the Southern Rainforest, exploring the Vietnam Veteran’s and S.G.A.P Hills, and soaking up the serenity alongside the Rainforest Rapids.
BBQ & Shaded Areas
Once you are ready for some food and socialising, use the free BBQ to cook up a storm or enjoy company under the shaded areas and buildings. We also offer free Wi-Fi within the Gardens.
The Kershaw Gardens are open to the public, and admission is free.
Walk, skip, bike, scoot or drive yourself here.
Free parking is available for buses, caravans, cars and motorcycles at the Central Precinct Car Park located at the Knight Street entrance off Moores Creek Road.;
Additional parking is also available at:
If you would like to host an event at the Kershaw Gardens, please visit our Book a Park page.
Dogs are permitted but must be on a leash at all times, expect in the designated dog off-leash area.
The gardens are wheelchair-accessible, with well-maintained paths and ramps to ensure all visitors can enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of this wonderful parkland.
Moores Creek Road, North Rockhampton 4701 View Map
Moores Creek Road ,
North Rockhampton 4701
The Kershaw Gardens are open and accessible by the public 24/7. The Water Play Area is operational from 7.30am to 7.30pm daily.