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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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A must see but book first

This is a very impressive undertaking, highly professional, informative and heartwarming. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dutchkiwi_10
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Coromandel New Zealand
Superb!

We called on the off chance that we could join the afternoon tour and although there wasn’t one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
adandang
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Brisbane, 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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Hours Today: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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134 Carrington Rd, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
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+61 7 4091 2683
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"micro bats"
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"flying fox"
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"barbed wire"
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"dedicated volunteers"
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"rescue centre"
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"love wildlife"
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"enlightening experience"
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"fruit bats"
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"t shirts"
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"great learning"
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"personal tour"
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"all ages"
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"eco system"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very impressive undertaking, highly professional, informative and heartwarming. A complete bat hospital including accident and emergency, general recovery, birthing, convalessing, long term care and resthome all in one! A heartwarming experience to see these creatures up close, the variety of them and...More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review, we really appreciate it. Yes booking first is important as we try to keep the groups small - better experience for the people and the bats.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called on the off chance that we could join the afternoon tour and although there wasn’t one planned for that day, we were treated to a personal tour. It was one of the most educational and enjoyable animal encounters we have had. Thank you...More

Thank adandang
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. We offer free entry to visitors who have been before to make it easier to bring family and friends.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not know we had to book in advance and arrived unannounced at 3pm. A visit was quickly arranged for us anyway and it was fascinating! (Don't do like us however and book in advance now that you know!) The volunteers are very dedicated...More

Thank Chloé L
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Chloe. It's wonderful you've changed your attitudes towards bats as a result of your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the bat hospital because of all the cute little bats. The tour was amazing and so informative. I loved meeting all the cute little bats and the big bats too.

Thank IsabellaMilliken
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Isabella, most people don't realise that bats can be very cute.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We enjoyed seeing the bats and observing how much the staff and director care about the bats in their care. We were able to see both micro and fruit bats and understand the care these injured or orphaned bats need. We considered the tour fee...More

Thank cw759
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Yes all the income from the visitor centre goes to the running of the bat hospital.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Not only are Jenny and her team dedicated volunteers, they are extremely knowledgeable and can deal with clients of all ages and experience. These people really put their money and time where their mouths are!

Thank Alan G
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Alan. We do our best to have families with young children in separate tours to those with adults only. This makes it a lot easier to have all ages here.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Enjoyed this visit as was very informative and well presented. Price was a little expensive $20 per person for a tour that was less than an hour including a short video on bars. Kept reminding myself the money was going for a good cause only.More

Thank jillpearce63
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you found the tour really interesting and informative and sorry you felt it was a little expensive. Yes all proceeds go to an important animal welfare and conservaiton project for which we receive no government funding. Most tours go for over an hour, depending...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour there being showed round by Jenny and loved every minute. Lots of amazing facts, lots of gorgeous bats. We bought a few bat souvenirs too. Very educational. Worth every penny. Thanks so much.

1  Thank Paul W
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks for the review Paul, describes us very succinctly.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre is well worth a visit, it is educational, informative, professionally run and provides a great service to sick and injured bats and corrects many misconceptions that people have about bats. The tour included a video, seeing bats being fed and...More

1  Thank odettebill
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thanks Odette, yes it's definitely a bonus for keen birdos in winter. We also get spotted catbirds down at the cage and sometimes satin bowerbirds building bowers near the visitor centre.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

The guided tour with Jenny was really an exeptional experience. We learned a lot about the way of life, nutrition and the nursing of the variant types of bats. A visit is a must, when you are in that area.The committed team needs and deserves...More

2  Thank heinzhermann1
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you very much for your strong endorsement of the Bat Hospital.

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