Located just on the north side of the Neville Hewitt Bridge over the Fitzroy river, these relatively new gardens (opened 1988) offer a great day for the whole family. This is actually the second of two botanical gardens in Rockhampton, the other being on the south side of Rockhampton that you can take a separate virtual tour for as well. The Kershaw Gardens focus on a natural Australian bushland with many walking tracks to get a first hand view of everything. The main feature would probably be the large waterfall situated next to the Bruce Highway that is clearly visible when driving by. Other features of the garden includes a fragrant garden, a playground for the kids (that even has a monorail train that you can pedal around on like a bike) and a popular location for garden weddings. The walking tracks have some nice surprises like bridges (with waterfalls nearby) and beautiful flowers to admire. The slab hut was designed in the way when Rockhampton was first settled and contains a display of the Australian bush.