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Townsville Palmetum

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Address: University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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I visit the bats

I drop into the garden whenever the bats are there as I love their happy chatter and the fact they are in important part of Australia's nature heritage...and apart from that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I drop into the garden whenever the bats are there as I love their happy chatter and the fact they are in important part of Australia's nature heritage...and apart from that... we're all a bit batty! We also enjoyed a coffee and cake. Nice.

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Narangba
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's possibly unfair to compare this to the Cairns botanic gardens, but I went to the two a week apart and the contrast couldn't be greater. The council can't really help the climate, but it was arid and sparse and there were corners of the park that looked unloved. He cacti and succulent section was probably worth 3.5 stars on... More 

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Paradise, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In addition to the variety of gardens, keep an eye out for turtles, butterflies and wallabies. Make sure you visit the art gallery/cafe at the entrance. Good visitor guides and very relaxing.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have visited the café twice and each time have had a bad experience with orders forgotten or missed. It took 26 minutes to get a coffee - and then lunch (a pre-baked filo and garden salad) ordered at the same time never appeared. Service is renowned for being slow - which could be forgiven if the food was fantastic... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Needs some new atractions and less mozzies. The place is good but need more advertisment for the local goverment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful place to relax. Unfortunate that the best part was closed off due to the large population of bats when I last visited - hopefully this is only at certain times.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have strolled and stopped for a picnic lunch as well as met friends for coffee and scones at the parmetum cafe. Both were great days shared with friends but if there are lots of kids it is less expensive to take along a picnic lunch. When it is a bit muggy ,don't forget the mossie repellent but otherwise the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went for a late morning coffee, close to lunch time. So had researched the menu online to decide what I would like to eat. But! When I saw the delectable dessert case! I couldn't help myself! Spoilt for choice, I had the Salted Caramal slice And the Ginger and Date slice. Omg. Heaven. Seems decadent, but couldn't help myself! My... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Generally I would thoroughly recomend these gardens as on of the best I've seen (I'm a ex horticulturist and arborist of 30yrs 😎), but because of the closures due to the bat colony I would not waste my time going there because, as stated else where, the best half of the gardens are closed for approx 6 mths of each... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We didnt get out of the car unfortunatley as there were too many mossies, a lovely looking area though

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Additional Information about Townsville Palmetum

Address: University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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