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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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Even Bat Agnostics will Believe

This is one of the anti-Kuranda must-sees across the Atherton Tablelands. No bazar here. This... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2015
Tom L
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Berkeley, California
I Love Bats and the Bat Hospital

It was a great privilege to get up close and watch and learn about such enchanting creatures. I... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
Lesley K
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Nubeena, Australia
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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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“barbed wire” (5 reviews)
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134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is one of the anti-Kuranda must-sees across the Atherton Tablelands. No bazar here. This quiet nature preserve strikes the right balance of science and animal encounter. You are going to like these bats, no matter what your experience to date. And you will learn...More

1  Thank Tom L
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2015

We're very pleased you got a lot out of your visit here. We like to talk about the ecological services provided by bats and how they fit into the bigger picture of our environment.

Reviewed 18 August 2015

It was a great privilege to get up close and watch and learn about such enchanting creatures. I love bats! The volunteers at the bat hospital do an amazing job of rehabilitating sick and injured bats and returning them to the wild when possible. Most...More

1  Thank Lesley K
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

The staff were excellent, very informative and all able to impart their passion well. The bats are really charismatic and it was very interesting and fun to meet them close up.

1  Thank NeilOwens
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Such an important job being done here. A lovely set up, from the bat nursery, toddler room through to the Microbat & Megabat areas. Jenny was so informative and she talked from so much experience. We all enjoyed it and learned so much. PS All...More

1  Thank spinneretti
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Thank you for letting everyone know all bats can see! In English we say 'as blind as a bat' but in most European languages they are more correct and say 'as blind as a mole'. All bats have eyes and all bats can see, it's...More

Reviewed 25 July 2015

Read about this Bat hospital in an Atherton Table Lands brochure. I am facinated by all wildlife and thought visiting this centre would be very interesting. Our tour started with a short movie about bats in general and the wonderful work that Jenny and her...More

1  Thank Maggie G
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Thank you Maggie. We have had a lot of visitors from New Zealand in the last few weeks, so thought I better do some more homework on your 2 species of bats (Pekapeka in Maori). They are the only native land mammals found in New...More

Reviewed 11 July 2015

I've always had a fascination for bats but it took some convincing to persuade the rest of my family to humour me towards the end of a fairly full day of rainforest walks and waterfalls. However between Jenny, her wonderful volunteer helpers, and those cute...More

1  Thank Janet O
Reviewed 28 June 2015

My partner treated me to a visit for my birthday March 2015 as he knows how much I adore bats. I am staying in Australia (I'm from UK) with a view to settling here. I must say that this is definitely the most amazing place...More

2  Thank Debbie G
Jenny M, Owner at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2015

We didn't know it was your birthday, but are very pleased we could help make it a good one.

Reviewed 22 June 2015

I know bats are not everyone's cup of tea, but I am interested in all sorts of wildlife, and this was an opportunity to learn a lot more about the bats of the Tablelands. Most of the bats that were being cared for at the...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Need to book and only small groups visit at one time. Very interesting and admirable dedication of the volunteers to protect and rescue bats

Thank Jayly62
Reviewed 18 May 2015

The woman who runs the bat hospital is amazing. She showed us a nice video of what they do there, before taking us to meet the residents. They care for many bats each year who are rehabilitated and released, but they have about one hundred...More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2015

Visitors are very lucky when there is a large colony of flying foxes at nearly Tolga Scrub. They can meet the flying foxes up close here at the Bat Hospital, and then enjoy an amazing spectacle shortly afterwards of a large fly-out. One of Nature's...More

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