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Townsville Palmetum

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Address: University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Lovely

This is such a lovely place to visit. It has paths all around which are partly shaded by big trees and lots of places to sit and take in the beauty of the palms and other trees on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is such a lovely place to visit. It has paths all around which are partly shaded by big trees and lots of places to sit and take in the beauty of the palms and other trees on offer. The day we went the rainforest area was closed due to lots of bats a flying foxes but we still really... More 

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Heyfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A botanical gardens in which to stroll and relax and enjoy the plants of the tropics. There is also a memorial to the "Blackhawk" tragedy, and the Tumbetin tearooms for refreshments, afterwards.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great gardens to walk in. Restaurant serves lovely home-style foods and staff are very friendly. Highly recommend for coffee and cake, or lunch dates with family and friends.

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Mancora, Peru
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hey this is a nice part of the town and is definitely worth checking out in the evening. At about 6.10pm each evening on the bridge leading up to this area there is a gathering of 20+ cockatoos making a real racket. I say 100+ last week on on of the trees at this time. At about 6:20 the first... More 

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Adelaide South Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The day we visited was a warm 32 degree day, but what a pleasant surprise to wander through the cool beauty of Palmetum. Unfortunately the day we were there the rainforest section had been fenced off due to the large number of flying foxes and bats making it unsafe to walk through. Although we were unable to walk through we... More 

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Queensland Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We called in to see the Palmetum more out of curiosity than a planned visit - as the sign made us think of Planetarium. A pleasant surprise to wander around and look at the plants and exotic palms from all over the world. It was a bit hot and I would suggest not visiting until it was cooler. it is... More 

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Hughenden, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We walked through the Palmetum recently and were interested to see the roosting fruit bats. There should be more information on them and their lifestyle, for tourists from overseas who have never seen them before. Also we love unusual plants and the exotic section was worth the visit.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Palmetum is exactly what it says, it boasts palms from around the World! As you wander through the rainforest section as well as the arid section, you will be amazed at how many countries have palm trees! I would suggest visiting in the winter time (April to August) to avoid the 'real' heat. But afterwards stop into the Palmetum... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Gorgeous park, wide variety of plants & settings, great to wander for an hour or two or just find a shady spot to sit with a good book. Great venue for family photos, weddings etc.

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This used to be a great place to walk and enjoy throughout the year with beautiful shade and lots of small trails and pathways. Unfortunately the flying foxes have taken over the rainforest section which is blocked off and hence most of the garden is closed to the public. And - the smell is unbelievable. These animals have pretty much... More 

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