The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre

Atherton, Tablelands Area

Enjoy an intriguing insight into the world of bats. The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre has Advanced Ecotourism accreditation and offers a unique 'up close and personal' wildlife experience just outside Atherton. You will meet some small insectivorous microbats, seen in the wild at nearby Undara and Paronella Park; and the larger fruit and nectar eating megabats like flying foxes. The Visitor Centre experience includes a short video about the work of the hospital, and world-class interpretive signage.

Personalised tours operate 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. throughout the year. They are open daily June to September, but bookings are essential October to May. The flying foxes live in a six metre high cage and only come down to eye-level at feeding time.

Situated on five acres of landscaped gardens, and nestled in a wet sclerophyll/rainforest valley, a visit to the Bat Hospital can also offer a great birding experience. Visit Hastie's Swamp, a fabulous migratory bird wetland just down the road. The Bat Hospital attracts visitors, volunteers and students from around the world, is actively engaged in research and has featured in many television documentaries. The Director has won numerous awards for community conservation and education.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $15.00 15 March 2014 – 30 June 2015
Child $8.00 15 March 2014 – 30 June 2015 Entry is free for children four years of age and under.
Concession $12.00 15 March 2014 – 30 June 2015

Open Times

Public Holiday: The flying foxes come down to eye level at different times, always best to telephone first incase they are not coming down until quite late in the afternoon. ...... Note: Open 1500 to 1800 daily but bookings essential October to May.


  • Car park

Other Information


Wheelchair access to most areas of Visitor Centre. There are no wheelchair toilet facilities.


Children are welcome. There is lots of room to run around, batman/woman outfits to wear, activity sheets to do.
134 Carrington Road
Atherton, Tablelands Area

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