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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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Bat Hospital

I didn't expect to get so much out of this visit. But seeing the micro bats up so close and then... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
greenhillstraveller
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meandarra
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Beautiful bats

Great tour. Informative. Most importantly these animals are getting the care they deserve and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Cheryl W
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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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“micro bats” (11 reviews)
“flying fox” (7 reviews)
“barbed wire” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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"beautiful animals"
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"permanent residents"
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"fruit bats"
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't expect to get so much out of this visit. But seeing the micro bats up so close and then seeing the different flying foxes hanging up outside and being able to see the differences was a learning experience. It was really worth the...More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Glad you made it to the flout at Tolga, surely one of Nature's great spectacles.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Informative. Most importantly these animals are getting the care they deserve and require. Thank you. These are gorgeous vital animals. Thank you for all your efforts.More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks Cheryl, we certainly do our best to care them. There are a lot of Little Red flying foxes getting caught now on barbed wire fences, requiring a lot of care with dressings, antibiotics etc This happens every year when large numbers of them come...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Travelling for the day through the tablelands and decided to drag my parents to the hospital for a tour. They were hesitant but loved it. Tour was probably supposed to go for ~30-45min but I asked 1,000 questions and they were so flexible and interested...More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

It's always satisfying when reluctant visitors enjoy themselves!

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Very informative staff - Dave and Connie They gave me a different appreciation of mega and micro bats Well worth the money Even my wife enjoyed watching the feeding and lost her fear of bats Not hands on but very close encounters

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Great to hear your wife lost her fear of bats. People with a fear of bats are ideal visitors for us.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting over it if different types of bats, their habits and habitats. Echolocation very cool. People run g hospital very friendly, knowledgeable and generous with their time and care

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Another review I somehow missed responding to. Thank you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We paid for a tour through her house/hospital and she is so passionate and caring for bats. I think bats are very misinterpritted and negatively viewed. So it was a good experience

Thank MALee84
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Sorry for the late response. The title of your review lifts my heart. Great that you came to the Bat Hospital despite your earlier misgivings about bats and then were open enough to change.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Informative, adorable, interesting, adorable, objective, adorable, realistic, adorable...we learnt so much about why bats are important and dispelled some myths, including regarding their virus spreading capabilities. Please support this hospital.

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Great adjectives thank you very much.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

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.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Great title for your review, thank you.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

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
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

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

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