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“Wildlife spectacle is crowning glory”

Townsville Palmetum
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US$73.51*
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Townsville and the Australian Army: Walking...
Ranked #10 of 87 things to do in Townsville
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit in a city which really knows how to create open space for residents and visitors to share and enjoy - whether along the river, by the beach or in other unexpected corners. The Palmetum is glorious at all times of day and all seasons with great variety of habitats and wildlife, my grandkids adore the shady pathways and opportunities for hide-and-seek and treasure hunts. But its crowning glory is the vibrant colony of flying-foxes near the entrance - fascinating to observe at all times of day but a breath-taking show when they gather to fly out around sunset. A real tourist opportunity in the making here - overseas and southern visitors are amazed and impressed. PS Take mossie repellent in summer or after rain.

Thank bronwen23
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"rainforest section"
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"wide variety of plants"
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"relaxing place to visit"
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"different sections"
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"palm trees"
in 5 reviews
"great collection"
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"catch up with friends"
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"ross river"
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"take your time"
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"walk around"
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"bats"
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Yummy food, friendly service, and some lovely little touches that make it special.
Amazing selection of teas (2 full pages). Good Coffee. Fresh and tasty light meals. The large array of cakes looked scrumptious too. There's certainly something for everyone.
The Palmetum gardens are magnificent, of course, and the little gem that is Tumbetin Lodge Tea Rooms is just the icing on the cake.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Had a platter lunch here with 11 people. We were on the verandah overlooking the gardens. So nice & quiet. Staff did a great job and food was beautiful & very well presented

Thank Youngcouplenokids
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

The Palmetum is an ideal spot for a quiet stroll along the well paved areas of the park. See native bird life and enjoy a sumptous morning tea or lunch at the restaurant adjacent to the main entrance. And best of all, the Palmetum is free.

1  Thank Jenny G
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Palmetum is not only a lovely place to walk, to picnic, or to play, it is also educational as it is set out to display palms from many different climates, from the dry zones to the tropical zones. There are tropical gardens and gardens for dry climates. Visitors should visit the memorial to the Black Hawk Helicopter disaster which reflects Townsville's long time relationship with the military. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank sheenabrad
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