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Townsville Palmetum

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Address: University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4725 1111
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Beautiful Place

Regular to Townsville as family live there, but first time we came here, the kids had a ball running around and playing with the ball. Nice to walk around and see, relaxing place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbs K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regular to Townsville as family live there, but first time we came here, the kids had a ball running around and playing with the ball. Nice to walk around and see, relaxing place to visit. Be sure to take insect repellent!!

Thank Barbs K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My cousin and I went for morning tea. We had thus outside on the balcony and it was fabulous with a bug variety of teas to choose from. Part of the gardens were closed due to vat invasion! Enjoyed the respect given to the Blackhawk loss.

Thank berni m
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A great place to wander about, family friendly. Arid gardens, rain forest, good pathways, seating around the gardens. Nice team rooms.

Thank Trak T
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Never knew so many palms available in one place. With the tropical weather we have all year around this is the perfect place to visit . Come and have a loo folks.

Thank Joe M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A walk around the Palmetum was well worth the visit. Coming from Southern Victoria the plants were vastly different to what I have in my garden. Coffee and cake to begin with in the Tumbetin Lodge was pleasant overlooking the decorative gates at the entrance to the Pamletum. The Blackhawk memorial including a central stone with individual plaques to the... More 

Thank Helen D
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The palmetum is a great place to visit in Townsville. There is a memorial as well as plenty of plants and gardens (labelled plants), a fish/turtle pond and plenty of room to kick a ball around. It is a great place for a romantic picnic or a place to think. There is also a cafe which is great as well... More 

Thank Fiona C
Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We met up with friends a week or so ago and took a stroll through the Palmetum which is a fancy word for place with lots of palm trees, like how an arboretum is for trees of all kinds, Palmetum is for palms only, they are very particular about who they plant here. All goofiness aside, it was a beautiful... More 

4 Thank JGDynamo
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The variety of plants and landscaping at the Palmetum is great, we have been a few times now and love walking around the grounds, the peace and quiet is lovely, some amazing plants and we love the cacti garden, its well worth a visit even for locals. Just make sure you have a hat and sunscreen if you go in... More 

2 Thank Jaxmull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Such a pretty place, lots of different palms, flowers and trees. It was very quiet when I went to visit, maybe because of the rain! Still a really pleasant walk after a hectic day.

2 Thank Jessica C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Popped into have lunch at the Tea rooms and decided to have a wander in the gardens afterwards. The rainforest section is still closed because of a flying fox plague but they are gone and there is still plenty of garden to see. The Black hawk memorial is very moving. Cactus garden was also a favourite and enjoyed looking at... More 

2 Thank NeenyB210

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