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Townsville Palmetum

University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Townsville
Type: Gardens
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Gleniffer
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This delightful small park is on the edge of the Ross River with access to the River walkway in either direction. The Palmetum itself is a most beautiful and well laid out botanic garden, with an interesting collection of plants for the enthusiast or just a gorgeous place to spend time for someone seeking a quiet and pleasant park. Wildlife... More

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welling
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful parklands with a great range of palms and some helpful identifying labels. The bat colony rather than put us off fascinated us maybe because we visited at sun down and they were becoming very active. You can watch the bats from a path near the lagoon which avoids the smell and potential bat droppings on your head!!

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Mackay, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very relaxing walk but didn't like the bat colony it is the one thing that spoils this otherwise beautiful place.When you walk through you might just get droppings on your head.The rest of the place is fantastic and you could avoid the bat area but feel there needs to be more signage right at the start not as you get... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a second visit back there and saw parts that I hadn't seen last time. This is a wonderful palm garden with one of the best collections in the world. Watch out for those fruit bats!

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Townsville, Qld, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Palmetum, once a wonderful place, is now home to a bat colony which greets you not far from where you enter. The noise and smell from these creatures has ruined the tranquillity of this place. Where once it was a very relaxing place to visit, now it's a case of can't wait to leave. Tumbetin Lodge is still lovely... More

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Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We were married her in 2006 and we visit every year. Beautiful and well kept gardens. A lovely spot.

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Eagle Heights, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Best old fashioned tearoom with great choice of cakes and high teas and meals. Might take a while if there is a function or you have a big group but worth the wait and very fast if not so busy. The vanilla sllice

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Such a peaceful place to spend a few hours relaxing and ambling. Loved all the palm trees and the memorial to those who lost their lives in the Black Hawk tragedy

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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49 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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