This surprisingly mature garden for a Regional town like Rockhampton boasts a large, well kept garden and even contains a zoo. Along the many walking tracks you can admire some beautiful flowers, stroll through a huge fernery, see how the bottle tree got its name, walk around the Japanese Gardens or just relax at the Kiosk. The children can enjoy the spacious playground and be thrilled by all the animals at the zoo including a huge bird aviary and koalas. You could even have a picnic down by the water next to the Murray Lagoon. To remember "days gone by" you can get up close to a war memorial gun or see the Cenotaph that honours the people who fought in the Vietnam War, World Wars 1 and 2, the Korean, Malaysian and Borneo Campaigns. Every year an event called "Arts in the Park" is held at the Botanic Gardens which includes many stalls, a live performance stage and if you're really lucky, you might see the beautiful Sabaya Bellydance group strutting their stuff in front of a captivated audience! For more information, please contact the Rockhampton City Council.