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Townsville Palmetum

University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4725 1111
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University Road | Cranbrook, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4725 1111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wallabies, turtles, variety of birdlife and of course the beautiful butterflies including the Ulysses will be seen if you take your time and explore all the nooks and crannies of these lovely gardens. What a fabulous example of what can be done in the dry...More

Thank saskiatd
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I have a passion for visiting gardens, and my younger sister ensured that this was on our itinerary when I visited her in Townsville. I am so glad she did. I could have easily spent most of the day here, trying to identify plants and...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A gorgeous garden full of interesting plants and trees-there is a quaint coffee shop for refreshments out the front and a few wallabies wonder around.Close to Townsville and free.I saw plants I had never seen before.

Thank Gaynor93
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My only problem with this park is the no bikes rule (I understand, but wish......). Other than that it is perfect, nested between the Ross River and the busy University Road, it is an oasis. Idea when you have to get right away from the...More

Thank ClanLaguna
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Specialising in palms and cacti, this was an interesting and unusual garden. Not within walking distance of town, though.

Thank lizzy122015
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It even smells like a rainforest. Beautiful walks through stunning plants. Lovely coffee shop and plenty of parking.

Thank H7342JAkathym
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Take your time to enjoy these beautiful and peaceful gardens - the display is wonderful. There is a great cactus/succulent garden, as well as many palm trees and a rainforest section.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good for a stroll, loved the African and Madagascan gardens, could not find the japanese garden? Nice bridges and plenty of seats and water bubblers

Thank Shaz S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Lovely place to wander through, amazing selection of palms, cacti and all manner of plants. Refreshing climate on a hot afternoon. Highly recommended.

Thank strongarm74
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for a cup of tea, local art to buy on the walls of the fabulous old school house that looks over the amazing gardens

Thank Mindy F
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