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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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Informative and enlightening

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre is well worth a visit, it is educational, informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
odettebill
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Cairns, Australia
An exeptional experience

The guided tour with Jenny was really an exeptional experience. We learned a lot about the way of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
heinzhermann1
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Niederkassel, Germany
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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)
“flying fox” (7 reviews)
“barbed wire” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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"barbed wire"
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"rescue centre"
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"enlightening experience"
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"cairns holiday"
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"beautiful animals"
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"short film"
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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"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank heinzhermann1
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. We got to see a range of micro bats and flying foxes up close. We also learnt a lot about the local bats and the rehabilitation and education efforts. The staff at the Bat Hospital are obviously...More

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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A great title from the review thanks.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Tolga Bat Hospital is doing great and really important work - both rescuing and rehabilitating endangered bats, but also giving an opportunity to young and old alike to see for themselves and up close what wonderful, endearing, ecologically vital animals bats are. Bats unfortunately...More

1  Thank Nancy P
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Nancy you've captured our essence beautifully thank you.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

What an amazing experience. We all (mum, dad and 10,7 years) loved our visit to the bat hospital. We learned so much and for the rest of our trip the kids were trying to identify every bat we saw. Jenny was delightful and knew the...More

Thank travelnutSydney
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

You were lovely family to take on tour and so glad it stayed with the kids.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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.

Thank JillP_NZ
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thanks Jill.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 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 23 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Apologies for late response, lovely family review. Thank you.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

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

Thank Robby G C
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Jenny M, Manager at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

I really appreciate the time you've taken for the review, and glad you both enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 8 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 10 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review Janet T.

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