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The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre

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Address: 134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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+61 7 4091 2683
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Enter an upside down world and meet the real stars of the night! Our...

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 October to May and public holidays. Entry $15 adult and $8 children.

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Surprising experience for the whole family

Thanks Jenny for sharing your experience and helping us better understand micro and macro bats! This visit was prompted by another trip advisor recommendation - and we're glad we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks Jenny for sharing your experience and helping us better understand micro and macro bats! This visit was prompted by another trip advisor recommendation - and we're glad we stopped by... We watched an introductory video, then were led around the hospital to observe about half a dozen different types of bats. The care and attention given to them in... More 

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Thank QLDAnthony
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Anthony, good to get your review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jeeny spent just under two hours with us - we asked her to double the tour (usually her tours go from 45mins to 1hr 30mins). Jeeny doesn't brag about herself enough, she says it's all for the bats & if it helps them, it helps her. Jeenys' passion for bats started somewhere near the 1990's, once her father passed she... More 

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Thank Chelc-JayneH
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

A great review, thank you very much. More 

Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

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

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Lou B
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

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

Milan, Italy
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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... More 

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Great review thank you very much. More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Angie D
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank your taking the time to review us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We found it by accident, picked up a brochure in Yungaburra but had one of the best wildlife experiences ever. The guide was knowledgable and friendly - we came away knowing enormous amounts and with a great respect for these much maligned creatures. Thank you for being in the world.

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Thank Puggle01
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Glad to be appreciated for the work we do, thank you very much for the review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wonderful people doing amazing work! was great to see these beautiful creatures up close and learn more about the threats to wildlife and what we can do to help.

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed the experience. More 

Cairns, Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Despite all the negativity about " Flying Foxes" this is a professionally run hospital caring for sick and orphaned Bats and Flying Foxes. They get no government support and do everything thanks to the generosity of the public. Well worth the effort to visit and if you are keen worth some of your hard earned dollars. Micro and Macro Bats.

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Thank Peter W
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for the call to donate, it's the beginning of our orphan season and we will ned the funds. last year between October and December we had over 400 orphans come into care as a result of Tick paralysis affecting the mother. More 

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