About Tolga Bat Hospital

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Visitors have a unique opportunity to see the work of the internationally-renowned bat hospital and meet some Australian bats. Learn what is special about these flying mammals. Why do they hang upside down? Why are they so important for the environment?

Visitors have the best experience if they keep to the 3-6pm timeslot as it is feeding time for the bats. They come down from their 6 metre roosting area and are down at eye level, ready for dinner. We are open daily all year, but bookings are esential October to June and public holidays.

Click here for directions to the Visitor Centre.

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

Getting There

Getting There

Unique bat experience near Cairns, north Queensland Australia.

Find your way to Atherton. From Cairns or Mossman this will take about 75 minutes.

Take the road southwest towards Herberton for 6 kms and turn right into Carrington Road. There is a sign for the Bat Hospital on the corner. Find number 134, it is 1.34 kms from the sign. It is the first driveway on the right after Sharples Road.

We are not at Tolga. The main colony of Spectacled flying foxes we work with lives at Tolga and hence our name.

Bookings are essential ouside of Visitor Centre opening hours. Please telephone 07 4091 2683 to visit.



How to get to Tolga Bat Hospital

Find your way to Atherton. From Cairns or Mossman this will take about 75 minutes. Take the road southwest towards Herberton for 6 kms and turn right into Carrington Road. There is a sign for the Bat Hospital on the corner. Find number 134, it is 1.34 kms from the sign. It is the first driveway on the right after Sharples Road. We are not at Tolga. The main colony of Spectacled flying foxes we work with lives at Tolga and hence our name.


Direct Contact Info

Hours: 3-6pm 1st June to 30th September, Wednesday to Sunday (Bookings Essential at other times)

Address:
134 Carrington Road
Atherton
Australia


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