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The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre

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134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2683
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What a wonderful experience

Our visit was really interesting and very informative. Jenny was absolutely fantastic and answered... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
barryharoldb
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Central Florida, Florida
keep up the good work

So instructive, and who would have thought bats were actually so cute and so useful! Did you know... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
szoko
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Switzerland
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BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. 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 as tour times vary between 3 and 6pm. Entry $20 adult and $10 children.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2683
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit was really interesting and very informative. Jenny was absolutely fantastic and answered all our questions. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank barryharoldb
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time for this review.

Reviewed 5 days ago

So instructive, and who would have thought bats were actually so cute and so useful! Did you know they are more important pollinators than bees and birds together?They play an essential role in the eco system and thank God there are people like Jenny, who...More

Thank szoko
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Professional but intimate, very nicely put thank you very much.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ll tell you right now I never new anything about bats before I went here!! It is an incredible experience and a very educational one for that matter and defiantly recommend this to all of my animal friends out there and upcoming Zoologists

Thank An0nym0us_Barista
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're an animal lover, then this is the place to go. Jenny has done an incredible job to provide an educational experience that's well worth the visit for any tourists. Loved all aspects of it.

Thank Stephanie T
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Bat Hospital with my partner and we throughly enjoyed our visit. Getting to see the bats up close and personal was fascinating. There was lots of information provided by the fantastic Jenny who opened up the hospital and she recruits many volunteers....More

Thank LPK16
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit, the nursery is a favourite for many. The babies are all growing up now so we only have about 18 there now, the rest are in the outside cages eating fruit and being very active. Lots of flapping to strengthen...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the only place in the world to get an up close experience with these amazing creatures. Jenny was lovely and all the volunteers were very nice. Its great to see such dedication and passion to such a worthy cause.

Thank laurenbassett97
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and rated us so highly.

Reviewed 10 December 2017

I love bats, so it was no surprise to my partner or I that I wanted to go visit The Bat Hospital. We took an afternoon tour with Jenny and one other person and I LOVED it! I learned so much about bats and it...More

Thank Rachel M
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Great learning about the different types of bats that live in north Queensland and how the changing environment is affecting them. Got to see them all up close inside the cages like you never could with a zoo or in the wild

Thank Bobbinson
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thank you for reviewing us so highly.

Reviewed 27 November 2017

I love this place. If ever we come to Cairns, we make a special trip out to Tolga to visit Jenny and her 'batty' crew, both volunteer helpers and her long stay bat residents. Jenny is tireless in her efforts to rescue and recover injured...More

Thank Irene I
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Great review thank you very much.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! What a wonderful hidden gem. So interesting. Jenny obviously cares about the bats so much and to top that is very knowledgeable. I could not recommend a visit here highly enough.More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for your very positive review and everyone else who has put us at the #1 attraction in the Atherton area, we are really pleased. There are a lot of other wonderful places to visit in this area so well worth coming to the...More

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