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Address: Coondoo St | at start of Jungle Walk, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
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4093 8858
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11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
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Fruit bat rehabilitation center

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Great up close experience learning about the bats

Amazing time getting very close to the bats and learning all about how they're keeping the rain forest alive! This is an awesome find when walking around Kuranda. Great cause... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Amazing time getting very close to the bats and learning all about how they're keeping the rain forest alive! This is an awesome find when walking around Kuranda. Great cause! Definitely a must see.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I learned about this on TripAdvisor and am so glad I did. It seems like thousands of people are in Kuranda after getting off the train or gondola, but we were the only 2 at Batreach when we arrived. Please come with cash. It's by donation. The volunteers told us about the bats in a lot of detail, explained the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Is just down the track on the rainforest walking trail. They rescue flying foxes and help to rehabilitate the animals. Also provide some education on the animals and how they play a important part in the rainforest.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It was so beautiful to learn from the very caring and informed volunteer about how important bats are to our ecosystem. The bats were so cute and lovely. Well worth the visit

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were amazed bij the intelligence of these lovely animals. Not scary as we would aspect.. The volenteers who are taking care of the flying foxes doing an awesome job. We recommend everybody to visit the batreach to learn more about flying foxes.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Kuranda to see the birds and butterflies but found the Bat Reach to most interesting. It was so informative and interesting I didn't want to leave. I would go back to Kuranda again just to see more of Bat Reach.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Thanks for educating me. Bats are a keystone species in trouble! This place was the best thing at Kuranda national park. They don't charge a fee. A little hard to find small signs small place run by volunteers. Number 1 in my books.

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Thank Philip D
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was a real eye opener, as I learnt a lot about bats & how important they are to the ecosystem. These volunteers do so much to help these beautiful creatures & also raise orphan babies to be released into the wild when they are old enough. Well worth going to see. The only downfall was that it is not... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came across this by accident walking down the forest path and OMG what lovely people work there, passionate about the bats and have us a very interesting talk on them. I have never seen anything like these bats before and I was fascinated. All they ask is for a donation in the box, the local tourist information center should be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Batreach is situated in Kuranda a really nice place but we came there for the flying foxes centre... I learn so much thanks to the volunteers who explained to me everything about the bats. They have no help from the governement whereas they work for the conservation of our environement..and they work hard ! It was a great time... More 

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