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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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Wonderful visit to bat hospital

Absolutely loved my trip to the bat hospital - Jenny has a wealth of knowledge and obviously loves... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JillP_NZ
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Great Tour

Make sure you book ahead and if you can’t attend call and cancel so others don’t miss out. We loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy11998866
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Mackay, 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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“micro bats” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 15:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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"
in 5 reviews
"rescue centre"
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"enlightening experience"
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"beautiful animals"
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"short film"
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"volunteer helpers"
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"an interesting place to visit"
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"great learning"
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"permanent residents"
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"fruit bats"
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"eco system"
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"guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"visiting cairns"
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"personal tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely loved my trip to the bat hospital - Jenny has a wealth of knowledge and obviously loves her wee charges. You will look at bats in a totally different way after this visit - and want to ban barbwire fencing!! Stunning.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you book ahead and if you can’t attend call and cancel so others don’t miss out. We loved our little tour and learnt to much.

Thank Amy11998866
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for taking to time to review us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I (children 6, 4 and 2 years) visited The Bat Hospital after I called Jenny just that morning. I was googling what to the in Atherton the previous night and discovered The Bat Hospital. Our daughter fell in love with the bats...More

Thank Jane G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was quite unique. We were the first ones at the Bat Hospital. We were able to get inside the bat nets and while they were eating fruit or insects, we took pictures. It was amazing. I had no idea how much noise they could...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We are SO glad that we made an appointment to visit the bat hospital upon the recommendation of our B&B host. Jenny Maclean, the president of this amazing non-profit rescue organization, gave us a thorough and amazingly informative tour of their incredible operation. We met...More

Thank Janet T
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review Janet T.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

One of the most interesting places we visited when we were in Cairns. Best to call ahead to make sure you visit when they are feeding them. Learned a lot about how useful bats are in nature, and about all the different types of bats....More

Thank Donnette D
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

You should not miss this tour if you are around. Very informative, the bats are simply cute and you can get really close up to them. It is like your own personal tour and the money you spend on entrance goes directly to supporting them!

Thank vmszasza
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our visit was really interesting and very informative. Jenny was absolutely fantastic and answered all our questions. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank barryharoldb
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time for this review.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

So instructive, and who would have thought bats were actually so cute and so useful! Did you know they are more important pollinators than bees and birds together?They play an essential role in the eco system and thank God there are people like Jenny, who...More

Thank szoko
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Professional but intimate, very nicely put thank you very much.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I’ll tell you right now I never new anything about bats before I went here!! It is an incredible experience and a very educational one for that matter and defiantly recommend this to all of my animal friends out there and upcoming Zoologists

Thank An0nym0us_Barista
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you very much for the review.

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