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Townsville Palmetum

University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in Townsville
Type: Gardens
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Magnetic Island, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Great old place with excellent food. Outdoors is outstanding for flora and fauna, easy pace and a great free day out.

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We visited in May 2014 on a warm afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our stroll around the various areas at the Palmetum. We had no idea there were so many varieties of palm and even my husband, who couldnt care a jot about gardens, gardening or anything related, enjoyed the visit too. There are plenty of shaded areas to sit and... More

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Townsville, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit in a city which really knows how to create open space for residents and visitors to share and enjoy - whether along the river, by the beach or in other unexpected corners. The Palmetum is glorious at all times of day and all seasons with great variety of habitats and wildlife, my grandkids... More

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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Yummy food, friendly service, and some lovely little touches that make it special. Amazing selection of teas (2 full pages). Good Coffee. Fresh and tasty light meals. The large array of cakes looked scrumptious too. There's certainly something for everyone. The Palmetum gardens are magnificent, of course, and the little gem that is Tumbetin Lodge Tea Rooms is just the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a platter lunch here with 11 people. We were on the verandah overlooking the gardens. So nice & quiet. Staff did a great job and food was beautiful & very well presented

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Palmetum is an ideal spot for a quiet stroll along the well paved areas of the park. See native bird life and enjoy a sumptous morning tea or lunch at the restaurant adjacent to the main entrance. And best of all, the Palmetum is free.

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Palmetum is not only a lovely place to walk, to picnic, or to play, it is also educational as it is set out to display palms from many different climates, from the dry zones to the tropical zones. There are tropical gardens and gardens for dry climates. Visitors should visit the memorial to the Black Hawk Helicopter disaster which... More

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a very pleasant park. Great little cafe with great tasting meals. The pathways wind off in every direction and the plant varieties are spectacular. Worth a visit.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very well kept landscape with lots of different paths through interesting plantings. Our dogs just love a walk through the Palmetum!

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Recently attended Business Christmas function with about 35 people spread over 3 big tables. Despite quite a big lunch menu there was no problem with order taking nor did it take too long before all the delicious tasting and looking meals arrived. The staff are all wonderful, professional, polite but friendly also. Also been here (private) with just friends or... More

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