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Address: University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Palmetum, Some of Natures Best.

The Palmetum is located in the suburb of Annandale in Townsville. It has a mixture of hard landscaping and some stunning grounds. All manor of Tropical plant species be it dry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
barrygregory2016
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Townsville, Australia

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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palmetum is located in the suburb of Annandale in Townsville. It has a mixture of hard landscaping and some stunning grounds. All manor of Tropical plant species be it dry tropics or rain forest are present, with a lot of them identified. There is a Lagoon, water features, gazebos, a tribute to the Black Hawk disaster and plenty of... More 

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Thank barrygregory2016
essex
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge variety of different palms from around the world and a number of small ponds. There is also a desert garden with cacti.

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Thank lojack
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This palmetum has great potential. Especially for those who are not familiar with the tropical planting......Magnificent.

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Thank Garden_Designer43
North Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A great collection of palms from all around the world. They have been arranged in habitats & classified accordingly. Most have signs depiting their names. Well kept & luscious green gardens.

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Thank Trevor D
Eltham, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Tropical part is closed off. Don't know why when we have same problem in Melbourne you could still walk under them just don't touch. Thus half of park is closed very disappointing

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Thank Neil W
Witta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Half of the Palmetum is closed due to a massive bat colony. There is really not much to see apart from that so if you have 5 or 10 minutes to kill it's worth a look.

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Thank ChampagneSuzyWitta
Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I like it enough here to come back again and again which is rare for me, usually get bored...lovely garden section with exotic plants and walk through rainforest when not closed off because of the bat colony (doesn't bother me, they have a right to live there), great walk along river in either direction, turtles can be seen, along with... More 

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Thank BushTrekker7
Sydney
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102 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I got married here so I'm a little biased to the beauty of the place. Beautiful, tranquil tropical gardens to walk through. Memorable day for my husband and I.

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Thank aymeh
Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful hidden gem, who would know you were next to a main road! So much time taken to produce beautiful landscape.. i don't even feel as though im in a city when im there. Pity about the blood sucking creatures in the trees.. but i don't mind so much :) the cafe is great too! Peaceful atmosphere and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The rain forest section was closed due to the huge number of bats that have taken up residence there but the the rest of the gardens provided an interesting afternoon stroll. There are some lovely palms,water lilies and succulents. The cafe staff were friendly.

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