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Townsville Palmetum, Townsville

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One of three botanical gardens in the city, Townsville Palmetum features only one family of plants: the palm. The garden covers almost 17 hectares (42 acres) and includes a collection of all six palm subfamilies, with a total of over 300 species. See many rare and threatened palms, many of which can only be found in Australia, in their native habitat. The garden’s grassy areas, as well as its water features, attract a wide variety of birds, making this a favorite stop for birdwatchers from around the world. Stop by any time between sunrise and sunset for a walk on the garden’s long boardwalk, which runs through a wetland area and around a small inlet of the river Ross. Make Townsville Palmetum part of your personalized Townsville itinerary using our Townsville family vacation planner.
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  • 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  more »
  • Lovely place to wander through, amazing selection of palms, cacti and all manner of plants. Refreshing climate on a hot afternoon. Highly recommended.  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • Beautiful botanic gardens devoted to palms and frequented by kangaroos and other wildlife. Well worth the visit.
  • These are well maintained gardens with some fantastic picnic areas. The paths are very nice to walk along and are very peaceful. Dogs are permitted on a lead which is great. Well worth the visit.
  • Would be nicer if didn't have the bats, but is still a beautiful garden to visit
  • Peacefull place to chill.
  • It's a nice place for a walk around in the shade of the trees, and it's popular for weddings also.