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Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens

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A lovely place to visit

There is one area of the park that is overrun with bats so best to stay away from there. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Townsville, Australia
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Beautiful flowers and bats making a raucous

The entrance of this park was majestic. I liked it! We visited everything. They had some beautiful... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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86 Thuringowa Dr, Kirwan, Queensland 4817, Australia
+61 7 4773 8669
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is one area of the park that is overrun with bats so best to stay away from there. There are heaps of different plants, lots of space to move around, quite a few Pokestops and gyms if you’re into Pokémon Go and nice picnic...More

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The entrance of this park was majestic. I liked it! We visited everything. They had some beautiful flowers. However, what took our interest is the many bats that were in the trees in the middle of the day. They made lots of raucous. It was...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Mmmmmmm bats have left this once beautiful park a danger zone, closed off by council . Once they leave (maybe winter) I hope it can be restored to its former beauty. Is always (except now) a great venue for a quiet sit or family Photos...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Lush and green, large pond with a bridge, lots of birds and rotunda to sit in. Great for a picnic. Free kids play ground..

Thank Trak T
Reviewed July 12, 2017

These gardens are beautiful and a credit to Mayor of Thurengowa Council, LesbTyrrel. The Thurengowa and Townsville councils joined and are now known as Townsville council of the once Twin Cities. I was was living in the suburb of Kirwan close to this area when...More

Thank CKM50
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I absolutely loved these lush, exotic gardens! They are home to a diverse range of wildlife... long neck turtles, mangrove jack, barramundi, eels, redclaw and prawns... Also the bowerbirds, barking owls, fig birds, ducks, cormorants, egrets, butterflies and a range of beetles and lizards. So...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lovely gardens and certain sections are very relaxing to sit and relax however the bats have returned and are very noisy and smelly. They exit the trees each evening around 6 and return to nest every morning. A pity because it spoils the whole place...More

Thank robyn251
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We were cycling past and decided to have our breakfast in this delightful garden. Beautifully landscaped gardens and a stunning water feature. It was very peaceful as it was early in the morning.

Thank anicka2016
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The park is a great place to go for a relaxing days, just walking around the lovely gardens or the kids can play in the play area. This place is well known for wedding been held there all year around. There a walkway through man...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed February 3, 2016

A beautiful garden with many places designed to feel like you are going somewhere different from the next with each small bridge or garden passage. It has matured beautifully over the years and is a popular venue for weddings as well as native animals. Well...More

Thank Jade S
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