A pleasant environment for a stroll amongst a wide variety of Palms and Tropical Plants - well worth a leisurely walk around
The Palmetum in Townsville is a pleasant place to stroll. It contains many plants from different habitats, including desert, savannah, rainforest, swamp, lagoon etc. It is quite large but easy to walk around as it is flat. There are flying foxes in the trees, various bird life, tortoises and fish to see. PROS - it's free - there is ample... More
Visit to Palmetum is my weekly routine. I go the the city hospital each Friday for a meeting and stop for a walk in the park, which is very close by. All worries and problems disappear when you walk by the different palms that have been in existence for millennia. Once in a while you spot a kukabarra or a... More
I was interested in the reviews of a person called KRock who said the Palmetum was rather small. I also noticed this person said the same about Reef HQ Aquarium in another review. Always a pity when the size of a feature is the main consideration, as size does not equate quality and diversity. The Palmetum is in fact excellent... More
If you need to chill out, take an hr or two and experience the beautiful gardens of the Palmetum. Easy flat level walk mostly paved walkways, interesting features and also rememberence Monument to townsville based Soldiers. Great old building cafe for lunch afternoon tea etc, quite pleasant, or take your own to enjoy in the park
The world's largest collection of palms, arranged by growing zone. Take a stroll around the lake for open, dry climates, with a bonus cactus and succulent collection on a low hill. After this loop walk (wheelchair accessible path) have a cool drink in the cafe, housed in a heritage building, and look at the factual child friendly displays, including an... More
The Palmetum is an ideal spot to take a leisurely stroll among the many varieties of palms or just enjoy a meal or coffee on the verandah of the restaurant overlooking the park. It is also a delight for young children to expend their excess energy while the parents enjoy the scenery.
This is a small botanical park on the edge of the city itself. It has a good rain forest exhibit and a nice cafe and is well worth an hour or so with family or friends.
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