Image: Kershaw Gardens Central Precinct
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KERSHAW GARDENS
Whether you’re in town for a few days or just passing through, Kershaw Gardens is a one stop shop for camping, stretching the legs, grabbing a coffee and letting the kids (fur-babies included) run wild.
Download the precinct map and read on for everything you need to know about Kershaw Gardens.
The Kershaw Gardens parklands is a spacious and picturesque parkland that stretches for one kilometre along the Bruce Highway, providing a subtropical oasis right in the heart of town.
The parklands are divided into three precincts; the Northern Precinct, Central Precinct and Southern Precinct, with wide open spaces and winding footpaths throughout.
In the Northern Precinct you’ll find a beautiful waterfall with viewing deck and an easy paced walking trail through the People’s Forest, Grevillea Hill and Wetlands. You’ll also find access to the free campground off High Street.
Image: Kershaw Gardens waterfall, Our Coast Life
The Central Precinct is a kid’s paradise! Seen from the highway, Wyatt’s Wonder Web stands nine metres high with climbing ropes, ladders, tunnels, slides, swinging hammocks and so much more. If that doesn’t wear the kids out, then they can still check out the Fitzroy River water play area, monorail, flying fox, and timber play towers.
Image: Wyatt’s Wonder Web, Our Coast Life
The Central Precinct has fantastic amenities including BBQ’s, undercover seating, free WiFi and bathrooms. You’ll also likely find a local coffee van parked out front serving up great coffee and snacks during the day.
Walking trails continue through to the Southern Precinct, weaving amongst the Southern Rainforest, Rainforest Rapids and Vietnam Veteran’s Hill.
Dogs are welcome at Kershaw Gardens but must be on a leash at all times, except within the off leash agility park.
There is ample parking available at Kershaw Gardens, with car parks at each entrance to the precincts.
High Street Car Park (access to free camp ground, ideal for viewing the waterfall, accessible for caravans and motorhomes) | Directions
Moores Creek Road Car Park (central car park, ideal for playgrounds and water play areas, accessible for vans) | Directions
Charles Street Car Park (ideal for dog park access) | Directions
Dowling Street Car Park (ideal for walking trails starting in the Southern Precinct) | Directions
Kershaw Gardens has 35 self-contained 48hr free camping sites nestled in the lush green parklands. Vehicles must be able to store all grey water, all black water and all rubbish. Generator use is permitted between 8am and 7pm only.
Image: Free 48 hour camp site
Kershaw Gardens is an all accessible precinct with pathed walking trails, playground equipment that incorporates all-abilities features
including an all abilities harness for the 30 metre flying fox, an omni-spinner and a birds nest swing plus a number of sensory experiences.
Written by Explore Rockhampton