Townsville Palmetum, Townsville

4.5
#5 of 15 in Parks in Townsville
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. With our international travel planner, Townsville attractions like Townsville Palmetum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Palmetum has always been one of the jewels in Townsville's crown. There was an issue with an infestation of flying foxes but they seem to have gone now and the area is once again a great place jus...  more »
  • This is a big park with many varieties of palm trees, tropical palms, African palms, Australian palms, etc. The cacti in the cacti and succulents section are huge, well grown and on the verge of flowe...  more »
  • We had a lovely walk around these gardens. There were lots of Palms we hadn't seen before being from Victoria and all. Cafe wasn't open, that's probably the only downer.  more »
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  • I love this place, each time I visit Townsville I always visit at least once. From the beautiful quaint tea house to the gorgeous lush gardens. I have also been lucky enough to spot a few kangaroos on each visit. Great place to go read a book and enjoy the serenity. Just be careful of the ants..
  • Every time I visit the Palmetum, I see something new. From the cacti and succulent garden, which is full of unusual flowering specimens, to beautiful cool shaded paths and places to sit while the kids explore nature. Add to that yummy cakes, light meals and coffee and tea in Tumbertin Lodge and you have an ideal place to relax and enjoy a day out with friends and family.
  • Beautiful, well-kept, serene gardens. Great explanations of the flora and such a wide variety too!
  • Amazing little green gem inside of Townsville. It is a refreshing break. A little but of rainforest inside of the arid. The cafe is also quite nice.
  • The Palmetum is one of three sites that make up the Townsville Botanic Gardens. This site features plants of the palm family. It's open between sunrise and sunset. Spread over 17 hectares and comprised of a number of different habitat zones. There are also expansive lawns and water features.
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