We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre

Features Animals
134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 2683
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Different and really worthwhile

You need to go late in the afternoon when the bats are getting active. The tour is really... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
David H
Money well spent

My husband and I had a wonderful afternoon at the Bat Hospital. Jenny was very knowledgable on all... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
spudman2015
,
Potato Point, Australia
Read all 138 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“micro bats” (11 reviews)
“flying fox” (7 reviews)
“barbed wire” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 7 4091 2683
Write a ReviewReviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"micro bats"
in 11 reviews
"flying fox"
in 7 reviews
"barbed wire"
in 5 reviews
"rescue centre"
in 2 reviews
"enlightening experience"
in 2 reviews
"cairns holiday"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 3 reviews
"volunteer helpers"
in 2 reviews
"short film"
in 3 reviews
"great learning"
in 2 reviews
"permanent residents"
in 2 reviews
"fruit bats"
in 2 reviews
"eco system"
in 2 reviews
"guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"wealth of knowledge"
in 4 reviews
"bad press"
in 2 reviews
"personal tour"
in 2 reviews
Filter

41 - 50 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 11 August 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2017 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2017 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank J444J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in animals, especially in bats, this is the place for you. Lots of flying foxes and micro bats. Lot of good information about the bats. They really do look like dogs!

Thank Reissudome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes I often tell visitors they are kelpies with wings. I've always had kelpies as companions, they are an iconic Australian working dog.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our visit at the bat hospital was really informative and interesting. The bats are beautiful animals. You feel how much love and effort Jenny gives into her hospital. Great work and more than worth to visit. Many thanks again, Jenny!

Thank RonnySarina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Yes the love and effort is more rewarding when others appreciate our work with the bats.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We showed up early that day.... and agreed with Jenny to come back later when thefeeding time of the bats was going to be. We are very happy we did came back later that day. The Bat Hospital is a wonderfull place a paradise for...More

1  Thank DirkBakker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

I'm always thankful for people who are able to come back in the afternoons as that is the very best time to see the bats and get the most out of the experience at the Bat Hospital. Thank you for the wonderful review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Atherton
Barron Valley Hotel
51 reviews
4.22 km away
Atherton Rain Forest Motor Inn
15 reviews
4.80 km away
Tolga Backpackers
4 reviews
4.84 km away
The Atherton Motel
74 reviews
5.79 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Petals & Pinecones
101 reviews
3.77 km away
Gallery 5
153 reviews
3.79 km away
The Slotted Spoon Cafe
83 reviews
3.89 km away
Troy's Coffee Lounge
20 reviews
4.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Crystal Caves
382 reviews
4.19 km away
Mt. Hypipamee National Park
51 reviews
4.55 km away
Lake Tinaroo
93 reviews
7.91 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;