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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 experience

Very personal tour, knowledgable volunteer guide; beautiful displays; very nice mementos to buy. We... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Ankexyz
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Jenny and her team are passionate animal carers who only want to see love and protection for their... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
boldingi
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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 August 2016

Very personal tour, knowledgable volunteer guide; beautiful displays; very nice mementos to buy. We got right up close with various bats, got to see some interesting equipment, learn all sorts of details and all in a very atmospheric native forest ("jungle") setting. We went away...More

Thank Ankexyz
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

What a fabulous review thank you, you've really touched on many of the aspects of our Visitor Centre.

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Jenny and her team are passionate animal carers who only want to see love and protection for their beloved bats. They do amazing work at the hospital and in the community even though they have little to no support from the government. The tours are...More

Thank boldingi
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Yes we do need more financial support and will be running a crowd funding campaign later in the year. It's almost the beginning of paralysis tick season when up to 500 orphans are likely to come into care. They belong to a threatened species so...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic for all ages. So informative and plenty of time made for questions and viewing bats of all types! They are adorable and simply fascinating. Our 8 year old was mesmerised. Note that bookings are essential and the afternoon opening hours as we originally planned...More

Thank Anna M
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us, glad you enjoyed your visit so much.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Jenny started looking after injured bats in her backyard but now has a very professional hospital and rehabilitation centre. As it is still her home and run by volunteers you must book in advance to join her at around 3-4pm to meet the bats during...More

Thank Julie B
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

You make a good point about seeing the bats up close and clearly. It helps you to appreciate them so much more when they whizz by at night or provide a wonderful flyout spectacle as can be the case when large numbers of flying foxes...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you are interested in bats and wildlife conservation then this place is a must. We found the staff and volunteers to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Only one member of our group was interested in bats, but we found we all learnt something....More

Thank Sam T
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us with such kind words. We really appreciate visitors who come despite initially having no real interest in bats.

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Wow! Learnt a lot from the dedicated staff at the Bat Hospital. Make sure you phone ahead to book in for a visit - check the opening hours. Make the effort to go - even if bats are not your favourite animal. It makes you...More

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

Jen, I think you said it very well…. 'even if bats are not your favourite animal'. Many people have never met a bat up close and really don't know if bats can be a favourite or not. And of course there being 1330 different species,...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

What wonderful work jenny does i was not expecting to e.mjoy the experience but how wrong was i!' Very informative and now i know great creatures!

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We had another fellow this week say "an hour ago I didn't like bats, now I do".

Reviewed 5 August 2016

We came to the Bat Hospital in Atherton about two weeks ago as we were passing through the area. We haven’t encountered a lot of bats yet on our drive around Australia so we wanted to educate ourselves a bit more on bats in Australia....More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

We take our education role very seriously and we're very glad it's what you were looking for.

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the bat hospital. It was very informative and interesting. We are so glad we managed to fit it in to our travel itinerary. We got some fantastic photos and were able to get very close to the bats, being...More

2  Thank Seahorsi
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Very pleased you enjoyed the visit and then taken the time to review us.

Reviewed 25 July 2016

I wanted to visit this place so much and changed my schedule to make it work and it was worth every minute. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and the owner took us and few other visitors on a tour. It was amazing and all...More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Glad you enjoyed the Bat Hospital experience and have a new appreciation for bats. Jenny

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