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THE BAT HOSPITAL VISITOR CENTRE

Visitors have a unique opportunity to see the work of the internationally-renowned bat hospital and meet some Australian bats, up close and personal. Learn what is special about these flying mammals and enter their upside-down world.

We are # 1 on Trip Advisor for Atherton BAT-TASTIC!

VISITORS WELCOME ALL YEAR
OPEN DAILY 3-6 pm
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
October to June, and
public holidays

$18 ADULT
$10 CHILDREN
$15 Concessions for groups 6+ and pensioners


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  NEWS Watch a 4 minute program about us shown on Weekend Sunrise 4.1.15


 
 

Tolga Bat Hospital works for the conservation of bats and their habitat. We do this by:

  • the rescue, rehabilitation and release of hundreds of bats each year
  • the provision of lifetime sanctuary for many bats that are too severely injured to return to the wild or have been retired from zoos
  • education about bats through schools and the onsite Visitor Centre
  • habitat restoration work at 2 colonies, Tolga Scrub and Lakeside
  • facilitating research into flying foxes by various universities and government bodies
  • advocating for bats
  • providing a rich volunteering experience at the hospital

We are a not-for-profit community group, a Landcare group and a registered charity that aims to improve the public's perception and understanding of bats. The group takes its name from the nearby Tolga Scrub, a fragment of critically endangered Mabi rainforest that is home to up to a million fruit bats at some times of the year.
(However the hospital is not actually at Tolga)

 
 

 

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For direct deposit into our Bendigo Bank account
BSB 633000 Acc 127597458
and email us your details please

Also go shopping or sponsor a bat

 


Spectacled flying fox mother and pup
photo: Juliann Schamel

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Learn about a typical busy tick season


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Learn about the wildlife friendly fencing and netting project


panorama photo Ashleigh Johnson: Bat hospital outdoor cages 2008 (it's too bushy to see the cage now!)

Tolga Bat Hospital - Map We are nestled in 5 acres of gardens in a quiet forest valley 6 kms outside Atherton, an hour's drive inland from Cairns. Click here for directions. From the beginning of October to the end of May, it is essential to make a booking to visit the bat hospital. Telephone 07 4091 2683 or email us.

The Atherton Tablelands has spectacular scenery and wildlife in a diverse landscape - from the high altitude tropical rainforests to the vast savannah landscapes to the west. For holiday ideas - things to see and do - go to our Atherton Tablelands links page

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Website last updated January 2015