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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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Amazing and Unique Experience

As a person fascinated by animals, this was truly an amazing experience. Even my mother who's not... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Harry F
A good place to visit for a unique experience!

Unfortunately I was silly enough to visit when the hospital was actually closed, yet the staff were... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
TomBrady16
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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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Reviewed 4 July 2016

As a person fascinated by animals, this was truly an amazing experience. Even my mother who's not very keen on animals/wildlife in general though it was pretty cool. Got to see many bats up close (feeding and also sleeping), lots of different TYPES of bats....More

1  Thank Harry F
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your positive experience at the Bat Hospital.

Reviewed 22 June 2016

Unfortunately I was silly enough to visit when the hospital was actually closed, yet the staff were lovely and still gave us lots of information about the bats and the work they do there. The facilities there are great, and the items in the gift...More

1  Thank TomBrady16
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

Thank you again for your visit, it is always great to meet interested people. Yes we do encourage people to book ahead as this allows us to get the food ready for the bats so that visitors can see them up close when the bats...More

Reviewed 9 June 2016

I love visiting Tolga Bat Hospital. I am in awe of the work that Jenny,Ashleigh,Debs do at this loving and caring rescue centre. They care for orphaned bats,bats that have been caught on barb wire fences, electric lines and when the tick paralysis season comes...More

1  Thank Heartsutra
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

A belated thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Great interactive tour of the bay hospital by passionate owner of the place kids loved it and so many bats good to learn more about bats and their role in the Eco- world Would go again

2  Thank Dopple2000
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

With 1330 different species of bats in the world, their contribution to the eco-World (as you put it) is enormous. Thanks for taking the time to do the review.

Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Fascinating place to visit. We got there at 4pm for feeding. Missed the baby bat season but got to meet many species of bats, learn about their plight and creatively think of ways to attract funding......surely Warner Brothers has an interest. Unbelievable amount of bat...More

2  Thank twalsh01
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

Yes attracting funding for our large rescue operation does require some creative thinking, perhaps a Chinese business as in China bats are considered lucky. And more bat paraphernalia (a lovely word) on the way!

Reviewed 6 April 2016

Took my family here on a visit to the Tablelands and it was brilliant. You will get to see all sorts of bats from tiny micro bats to big noisy mega bats, all in a great environment and guided by experts. Really interesting to learn...More

1  Thank Simon w
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

Thanks for the review Simon w. We've had quite a lot of families visit recently over the school holidays and it's wonderful to see everyone engage with the bats.

Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We spent the day at the bat hospital touring and volunteering with 35 teenagers who learned a lot about bats and the importance of them in our ecosystem.More

Thank carokirch
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

Catching up on reviews today… we are always pleased to have student groups here. This group from Los Angeles had about 30 students (about 16 years) and 8 staff. We were very impressed with their group dynamics. We had a group of local Joey Scouts...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We have come here twice. Within 12 months. It is an amazing place to visit. You learn about bats, you get quite close to them. (No direct contact for health and safety reasons) it it's very reasonably priced, and she was kind enough to tell...More

Thank luchutchcraft
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

I remember Luc and his wife as they had been here in another visit from the USA. Great to have really enthusiastic support for our work.

Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

What Jenny and Co are doing is fantastic. The little bats are so cute. Can't be missed! Only an hour or so drive if your visiting Cairns

Thank Victor sanders S
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

On our road trip north from Townsville, we stopped by Atherton a couple of days, and we learnt about the Bat Hospital online only by a coincidence. But wow, what an experience! The owner, Jenny, gave us an enthusiastic and comprehensive tour of the hospital...More

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