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Townsville Palmetum

Address: University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 24 Attractions in Townsville
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The palmetum has some history for me. I was married at the venue and it was my first visit since that eventful day. As you can imagine, it would bring back some emotion. Thankfully the establishment has changed and has evolved into a great place for coffee and food. Both the food and coffee were great. It is not fine... More

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Townsville, Australia
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A wonderful place to have a walk for an hour, through a good variety of trees and landscapes. The rainforest section was closed, however, due to bats in the trees, which was very disappointing. However, the rest of the gardens were beautiful and well maintained. The cafe was good, with quite a few items on the menu, and reasonable prices.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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109 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Townsville Palmetum is a fantastic public garden, dedicated to preserving and showcasing palms. I had no idea there was such a variety - with some stunningly attractive avenues and individual specimens on display here. The gardens are vast, covering some 17 hectares, with various micro-environments re-created to showcase palms from different climatic zones of the world. One of these... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Totally dissapointed with the flying fox colony taking over this beautiful park. The park has been made inaccessible through the no doubt best part because of the colony. The trees are all dying and the smell.... Such a shame for Townsville, as this park is certainly a treasure for the locals and tourists alike. The cafe is nice but expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful! But half of it was closed due to the hundreds and hundreds of fruit bats, would of love to seen more!! What we did see was magic. Would recommend a visit!

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

17 hectares of beautifully laid out parks showing various habitats. Unfortunately the flying foxes had caused a section of the park to be closed due to overbreeding! This was compensated by meeting a kangaroo or two as they live in the park.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A beautiful place to visit, great place for a picnic or wedding. There is a memorial for the victims of the Black Hawk tragedy. Many varieties of palms I have never seen before and the gardens are well kept. We were unable to access some of the gardens as bats have decided to move in! And this area has been... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely gardens, various environments created from tropical rainforest to desert. Has disability access as well. Don't miss the turtles just outside!

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Townsville, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a beautiful celebration of tropical flora and fauna. Located on the cusp of Annandale and Douglas on the Ross River, this little slice of heaven is great for a stroll or to give a magical backdrop to a small detour on your outdoor workout. Just like the subject title suggests, I am thrilled that this little gem is... More

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