Kershaw Gardens Playground

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The Kershaw Gardens Playground, located in Rockhampton, QLD, is home to slides, hamster wheels, swings, ziplines and the main attraction, the super sphere. The 9-metre tall structure features 5 colourful levels, 4 slides, and a variety of obstacles inside.

Kershaw Gardens has been described as Rockhampton’s big back yard for all people to enjoy.

These magnificent gardens stretch one kilometre parallel to the Bruce Highway and provide an attractive, peaceful setting within North Rockhampton.

Enjoy the spacious parklands with walking tracks, play areas for the kids and spectacular photo opportunities including a magnificent waterfall.

Stop for a picnic by the beautiful waterfall that lies within the northern section of the Gardens then take a stroll through the People’s Forest, Grevillea Hill and the Wetlands. This walking circuit is ideal for people looking for a easy paced, flat walk to break up the day. 

Address: Moores Creek Rd, Park Avenue QLD 4701

Playground Attractions

These are all the different playground attractions in the Kershaw Gardens Playground. Our personal favourite was the hamster wheel, as they are usually very hard to come by in playgrounds.

Hamster Wheel

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There are two hamster wheels of different sizes, one suitable for smaller kids, and one that fits bigger kids and adults.


There are two ziplines in the Kershaw Gardens playground, which run parallel to one another. The ziplines are roughly 15-metres long making for a wonderful activity in the playground

Super Sphere

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The Super Sphere, or the main attraction, is a 9-metre tall structure features 5 colourful levels, 4 slides, and a variety of obstacles inside.


The swings, or swing circle is a circle of swings that all face into each other. Kids can swing together into the centre.

Cart Track

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The cart track runs around the playground, where kids can sit on the carts and pedal to move them. There are a variety of carts in all different colours.

Toddler Area

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The toddler area of the park is home to a little swing set and mini play area. The entire floor is a sandpit too.

Kershaw Gardens Playground

There you have it. That’s our overview of the playground located in the Kershaw Gardens. Hopefully this article has given you a better understanding of the playground and helped you to pinpoint the first thing you want to do when you get there. For us it was the hamster wheel? What about you? Let us know if you think we’ve missed anything and we’ll be sure to add it.

Looking for more things to do in Rockhampton? Click here:
Things to do in Rockhampton with Kids
Mount Archer
Yeppoon Lagoon
Rockhampton Zoo
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

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