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The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Atherton, Tablelands Area

Admission Costs and Entry Information

07 4091 2683

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Enjoy an intriguing insight into the world of bats. The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre has Advanced Ecotourism accreditation and offers a unique 'up close and personal' wildlife experience just outside Atherton. You will meet some small insectivorous microbats, seen in the wild at nearby Undara and Paronella Park; and the larger fruit and nectar eating megabats like flying foxes. The Visitor Centre experience includes a short video about the work of the hospital, and world-class interpretive signage.

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Personalised tours operate 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. throughout the year. They are open daily June to September, but bookings are essential October to May. The flying foxes live in a six metre high cage and only come down to eye-level at feeding time.

Situated on five acres of landscaped gardens, and nestled in a wet sclerophyll/rainforest valley, a visit to the Bat Hospital can also offer a great birding experience. Visit Hastie's Swamp, a fabulous migratory bird wetland just down the road. The Bat Hospital attracts visitors, volunteers and students from around the world, is actively engaged in research and has featured in many television documentaries. The Director has won numerous awards for community conservation and education.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome. There is lots of room to run around, batman/woman outfits to wear, activity sheets to do.

Wheelchair access to most areas of Visitor Centre. There are no wheelchair toilet facilities.

Further Details:
The Bat Hospital is a not for profit community group and a registered charity working for the conservation of bats and their habitat. This world class facility provides care for up to 1,000 bats each year, and a sanctuary for about 100 bats in permanent care. Admission costs help to run the centre, which is staffed entirely by volunteers. Last visitors admitted at 5.30 p.m.

How To Get There:
From Atherton, take the road to Herberton for six kilometres. Look for the blue Bat Hospital sign and turn right into Carrington Road. Look for rural number 134, just over one and a quarter kilometres down Carrington Road. The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre is about 75 minutes drive from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$15.00   15 Mar 14 - 30 Jun 15    
(Aged 5-15)
$8.00   15 Mar 14 - 30 Jun 15   Entry is free for children four years of age and under.
Concession$12.00   15 Mar 14 - 30 Jun 15    

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134 Carrington Road
Queensland 4883 Australia

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07 4091 2683

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