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Address: 134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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+61 7 4091 2683
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Enter an upside down world and meet the real stars of the night! Our...

Enter an upside down world and meet the real stars of the night! Our personalised tours only run during feeding time 3-6pm, when the bats come down to eye level from their 6 metre-high roost. Eclectic collection of bat art , world-class facilities and bat information set among restful gardens. Open all year but bookings essential October to May and public holidays. Entry $15 adult and $8 children.

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Absolutely fascinating, and important

The guided tour of this bat rescue centre was a highlight of our trip to Australia. We learned so much about the risks to the bat population, how important they are to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Acquapendente
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The guided tour of this bat rescue centre was a highlight of our trip to Australia. We learned so much about the risks to the bat population, how important they are to the ecosystem, and the important work that this facility is doing to rescue, rehabilitate and release bats back into their enviornment. We would highly recommend this activity for... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. To be the highlight of your trip to Australia is a great honour. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went on spec to the bat hospital and even though we should have booked the tour we were able to attend the next tour. The lady who took us around was very passionate about the bats and was able to impart her knowledge in an excellent way. I'm usually quite skeptical about seeing animals in captivity... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Yes always best to make a booking but some days we can be very flexible. Thank you ro taking he time to do a review. More 

Melbourne, Aust
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My family and I visited a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity! We were all engaged and interested, seeing the care taken to rehabilitate injured bats, and to learn about their role in the ecosystem.

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Really pleased to know your whole family enjoyed the Bat Hospital. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Thanks Jenny for sharing your experience and helping us better understand micro and macro bats! This visit was prompted by another trip advisor recommendation - and we're glad we stopped by... We watched an introductory video, then were led around the hospital to observe about half a dozen different types of bats. The care and attention given to them in... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Anthony, good to get your review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Jeeny spent just under two hours with us - we asked her to double the tour (usually her tours go from 45mins to 1hr 30mins). Jeeny doesn't brag about herself enough, she says it's all for the bats & if it helps them, it helps her. Jeenys' passion for bats started somewhere near the 1990's, once her father passed she... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

A great review, thank you very much. More 

Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you have a keen interest in bats then you should make a point to visit Tolga Bat Hospital. They run hour long tours in the afternoon where you learn about bats, the hospital and it's work, and then you get to meet the residents. We toured the microbat enclosure and learned about the few who were housed in there,... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Wonderful you took the trouble to write a review, thank you. More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I took visiting relatives for a visit today....first time for me, as well. Our Bat Guide, Jenny, showed us many different types of bats, and bats of different ages and stages of recovery. They were extremely interesting and very cute. The short film we were shown on arrival was very interesting and informative. Jenny was extremely friendly and likeable, and... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Kaye for taking the time to review us, and bringing your family up from Cairns for the afternoon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit! The staff are extremely friendly and it really opens your eyes about bats. You come out of there with a different opinions on bats and makes you wanna make a difference. Highly recommend it!

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Glad to hear you appreciated meeting the bats (and us!) and want to make a difference. More 

Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The "bat guide" introduced us to the bat guests of this very special hospital. She was very passionate about her job and very caring about these animals. We were provided much information and interesting facts. The bats, both the small and the flying foxes, were kind of cute :) The job that these guys do is really to be appreciated... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Great review thank you very much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is so nice to see how the crew takes care of the bats and loves them..We learned a lot about these animals.

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank your taking the time to review us. More 

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