Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Enjoy an intriguing insight into the world of bats. The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre has Advanced Ecotourism accreditation and has rated #1 on Trip Advisor for attractions in this area for some years. We offer a unique ‘up close and personal’ wildlife experience just outside Atherton. You will meet small insectivorous microbats, and larger fruit and nectar eating megabats like flying foxes. The Visitor Centre experience includes a short video about the hospital, and world-class interpretive signage.
Personalised tours operate daily throughout the year, but bookings are essential. Tours have a maximum of 10 people, usually begin between 3 and 4pm and last about an hour. The flying foxes live in a six metre high cage and tours are timed for when they come down to eye-level for feeding.
Situated on five acres of landscaped gardens, and nestled in a tall eucalypt/rainforest valley, a visit to the Bat Hospital can also offer a great birding experience. Visit Hasties Swamp, a fabulous migratory bird wetland just down the road. We attract visitors, volunteers, students and researchers from around the world, and have won numerous awards for conservation.