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Townsville Palmetum

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Address: University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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3 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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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Unfortunately the rainforest section is closed at present, due to a large increase in the population of flying foxes that live there. I'm not sure if there's a plan to manage the flying foxes ... Strolling through the palm section and arid section was very enjoyable. The teahouse is cool and attractive, with a good selection of light refreshments and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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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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