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The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre

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Address: 134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lou B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Great review thank you very much. More 

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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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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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Thank Jadis2284
Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this review

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

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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 

Stratford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This wonderful facility was recommended to us during the bat talk in Cairns on a Friday evening. It's a unique experience to get up close to these wonderful animals and learn about their lives and the threats they face in the wild. The kids loved it.

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

We do a lot of school talks as well as having kids here at the Visitor Centre. I don't think we've ever had a child resist the appeal of the bats up close and personal. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It is wonderful to know that the admission fee goes to keep this place running. They rehabilitate injured bats and return them to the wild. If their injuries are too great to allow this, they have a home for life here. We arrived at about 4pm for a guided tour - it would be a good idea to check their... More 

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

Thank for very much for your great review. More 

Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Looking for something different? Try this one hour talk and get up front and personal with bats; microbats and megabats. Learn about their importance to the environment and how Jenny and volunteers man and maintain this facility with genuine care and passion. They're not the cutest mammal, but I found the info about bats fascinating.

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

There is so much educational to say with 1330 different species of bats! More 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great to see the bats up close and personal. Learnt lots today especially the misconceptions we have of these adorable creatures. Keep up the good work ☺

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

Thank you. More 

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