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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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I took visiting relatives for a visit today....first time for me, as well. Our Bat Guide, Jenny... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Kaye F
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Cairns, Australia
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Such an interesting place to visit! The staff are extremely friendly and it really opens your eyes... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Lou B
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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 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...More

1  Thank Kaye F
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

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

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!

1  Thank Lou B
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

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

Reviewed 23 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...More

1  Thank Sonia_Reviews
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Great review thank you very much.

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.

1  Thank Angie D
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Thank your taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We found it by accident, picked up a brochure in Yungaburra but had one of the best wildlife experiences ever. The guide was knowledgable and friendly - we came away knowing enormous amounts and with a great respect for these much maligned creatures. Thank you...More

1  Thank Puggle01
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Glad to be appreciated for the work we do, thank you very much for the review.

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wonderful people doing amazing work! was great to see these beautiful creatures up close and learn more about the threats to wildlife and what we can do to help.

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Despite all the negativity about " Flying Foxes" this is a professionally run hospital caring for sick and orphaned Bats and Flying Foxes. They get no government support and do everything thanks to the generosity of the public. Well worth the effort to visit and...More

1  Thank Peter W
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thanks you very much for the call to donate, it's the beginning of our orphan season and we will ned the funds. last year between October and December we had over 400 orphans come into care as a result of Tick paralysis affecting the mother.

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This wonderful facility was recommended to us during the bat talk in Cairns on a Friday evening. It's a unique experience to get up close to these wonderful animals and learn about their lives and the threats they face in the wild. The kids loved...More

1  Thank billandpygmy
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

We do a lot of school talks as well as having kids here at the Visitor Centre. I don't think we've ever had a child resist the appeal of the bats up close and personal.

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It is wonderful to know that the admission fee goes to keep this place running. They rehabilitate injured bats and return them to the wild. If their injuries are too great to allow this, they have a home for life here. We arrived at about...More

1  Thank bstavert
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thank for very much for your great review.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Looking for something different? Try this one hour talk and get up front and personal with bats; microbats and megabats. Learn about their importance to the environment and how Jenny and volunteers man and maintain this facility with genuine care and passion. They're not the...More

Thank Fazel
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

There is so much educational to say with 1330 different species of bats!

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