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The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre

#3 of 22 things to do in Atherton Features Animals
134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2683
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Great learning experience

We learnt so much about these mammals. Our guide was very informative, relaxed and made us very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheryl R
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Masterton, New Zealand
Right off the bat?

My husband was fixated on going to this place, so he coerced the four of us to go here. We ALL... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
broosontheloos
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New York City, New York
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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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Hours Today: 15:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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+61 7 4091 2683
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We learnt so much about these mammals. Our guide was very informative, relaxed and made us very comfortable around the bats. The hospital provides an amazing service to injured bats and are obviously very passionate about their work. We are much more appreciative of these...More

Thank Sheryl R
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Our goal is to have people more appreciative of bats, and we're very pleased that you are as a result of visiting the Bat Hospital.

Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband was fixated on going to this place, so he coerced the four of us to go here. We ALL thoroughly enjoyed the place! It was interesting, informative, and fun. Jenny was terrific in walking us though the place, and through her information about...More

Thank broosontheloos
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great title for your review, thank you.

Reviewed 6 days ago

A must visit if you are in the area. Book in advance. Great education about these wonderful mammals. Way too many are injured by either flying into barbed wire fences or bitten by ticks. Unfortunately the tick season coincides with their breeding season and they...More

Thank Daphne K
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. It's the beginning of our main barbed wire season now and today we got the first of many rescues to come. A young juvenile male about 4 months old and taking one of his...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to go late in the afternoon when the bats are getting active. The tour is really informative and makes you want to help to protect them. Bat guide Ashleigh really knows her stuff and you get to see microbats being fed and the...More

Thank David H
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The bats are coming down to eat quite late at the moment, but bookings ensure you get here with a good chance of seeing them at up close at eye level.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a wonderful afternoon at the Bat Hospital. Jenny was very knowledgable on all things to do with Bats. We saw small micro bats and also flying foxes. It is a great facility run by volunteers. There are limited places each...More

Thank spudman2015
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Yes we try to manage the numbers on any one tour with a booking system. We also take into account the ages of children and whether they can understand English or not.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came away much better informed about the world (and plight) of these creatures we take for granted, yet so rely on for our continued healthy existence. Up close and personal with some very tiny and vulnerable bats.....while not interfering with them really, was delightful and...More

Thank elmirelys
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to do such a warm review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience! If you are in Cairns or Atherton area, you gotta check them out. Fascinating to see what Jenny and her organization do. TIP: to book the guided tour, email them from their website... that is how you book a tour.More

Thank Justin L
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for mentioning the booking process. Yes please make a booking so we can manage the tours accordingly. We aim for a limit of 8 people on each tour, and keep families with very young children on separate tours. Can book by phone or...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hunny and I came here just in time for a guided tour. For future reference, email them before showing up because tours are by appointment (well worth it!). Jenny was super sweet and welcomed us in. You are able to see the bats upclose...More

Thank bybarracuda
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, really pleased it was your favourite stop during your week in the Cairns area. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love wildlife, you'll love this place. My family enjoyed our visit so much. Jenny is enthusiastic and informative. We learnt so much and can't recommend a visit here enough. The work Jenny and her team put into the welfare of these beautiful animals...More

Thank Helene2904
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful review and glad to hear you enjoyed being here so much.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Went here and loved it! It's so nice to see that the bats are taken good care of. They do not let you touch the bats, but you get the chance to watch them really close. I'm in love with bats after this visit. Jenny...More

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