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Townsville Palmetum

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“palm trees”(11 reviews)
“water lilies”(3 reviews)
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University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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All reviews black hawk palm trees water lilies wide variety of plants beautiful butterflies rainforest area different sections relaxed walk bird species catch up with friends ross river cafe on site great park botanic gardens great collection nice coffee insect repellent
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely morning tea in quaint old setting. Cake and scones were fresh and coffee was good. Service was lightning fast. Well worth going for a cuppa.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Audie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for walking and taking photographs. It is enjoyable and hard to believe you are still so close to the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DeniseTownsville
Reviewed 12 December 2018

it is very nice park where you can take many nice pictures with your loves . with many couple ducks on pond .looks so romantic .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. Very large and you can wonder about in peace. In summer take insect repellent- you will need it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rick R
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Nice place to relax and so many varieties of palm trees. Worth going and just be there in nature, it makes you feel good.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

we came to townsvlle for a wedding , the park was peaceful beautiful , the kids loved seeing the wild life roaming , ducks on the ponds , lovely place for a wedding

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jewhite
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Great experience on my first visit to a tropical botanical garden. There are at least 3 different easy relaxed walk trails around magnificent palm trees, birds of paradise and ibis squacking up in tall trees. We spotted 2 wallabies near the peace lilies corner. Fan...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lydia F
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A botanical garden with different trail to walk around, there is the rain forest area which has trees and plants unique to the rain forest, and an area that has various species of Cacti and Succulents, signs explaing the different bird species, plenty of seats...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 957jacquelinew
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Well maintained and pleasant walk around these gardens, lovely on a relaxed Sunday. Cafe on site has great scones, service was reasonable despite being busy.Nice coffee and clean bathroom facilities

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bra09939
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This little slice of tropical heaven is always worth visiting. There's a gorgeous cafe on site to have coffee or meals at and then just relax and enjoy walking around the beautiful gardens. Great place for some wildlife shots too. Right near the hospital and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank infojunkieQld
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