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Townsville Palmetum, Townsville

(4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • These are beautiful gardens which are well maintained. Lovely to stroll or just to sit, there is a cute tea shop as well but closed at the time we are there. 
  • It was worth the trip to visit lovely set up in the garden and then there was a really nice tea house with delicious cakes . A nice stroll through the garden for the afternoon. 
  • 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 ...  more »