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“Highlight of Queensland”

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Atherton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you have a keen interest in bats then you should make a point to visit Tolga Bat Hospital. They run hour long tours in the afternoon where you learn about bats, the hospital and it's work, and then you get to meet the residents. We toured the microbat enclosure and learned about the few who were housed in there, and then we visited each age group of the megabats and learned about what they were capable of at each stage of development. It is feeding time in the afternoon, and you will get to see them quite closely! It was a great experience to see the bats and to support a place doing such wonderful work at the same time! I couldn't recommend it enough, but keep in mind that booking is essential!

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Wonderful you took the trouble to write a review, thank you.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I took visiting relatives for a visit today....first time for me, as well. Our Bat Guide, Jenny, showed us many different types of bats, and bats of different ages and stages of recovery. They were extremely interesting and very cute. The short film we were shown on arrival was very interesting and informative. Jenny was extremely friendly and likeable, and was able to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend, especially for children.

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thank you Kaye for taking the time to review us, and bringing your family up from Cairns for the afternoon.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit! The staff are extremely friendly and it really opens your eyes about bats. You come out of there with a different opinions on bats and makes you wanna make a difference. Highly recommend it!

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

Glad to hear you appreciated meeting the bats (and us!) and want to make a difference.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

The "bat guide" introduced us to the bat guests of this very special hospital.
She was very passionate about her job and very caring about these animals. We were provided much information and interesting facts.
The bats, both the small and the flying foxes, were kind of cute :)
The job that these guys do is really to be appreciated as bats are very important for the ecosystem.
The entrance fee was well worth it, especially because you see with your eyes what it is been used for.
Very much recommended!!!

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

Great review thank you very much.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is so nice to see how the crew takes care of the bats and loves them..We learned a lot about these animals.

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

Thank your taking the time to review us.

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