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Rainforest Bat Rehabilitation

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia

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The Location




  • Getting There

Fly to Cairns, Australia. From there you take a shuttle bus into the city, then a bus to the project.

  • The Location

The Centre is nestled in 5 acres of gardens in a quiet forest valley 85 kms inland from Cairns. The Atherton Tablelands has spectacular scenery and wildlife in a diverse landscape from high altitude tropical rainforests to vast savannah landscapes to the west. This Scrub is one of the last remaining fragments of the critically endangered type 5b or Mabi rainforest on the Atherton Tablelands. There is about 2% of original Mabi forest left.

  • Free Time and Travel Opportunities

There is plenty to do on your days off in this diverse rainforest region.

Water sports, bushwalks, rock climbing, wildlife spotting, markets, hot springs, National Parks, World Heritage treasures, restaurants, spas, roadside stalls, cellar doors, scenic railway, canopy walk, tea plantation, coffee plantation, wineries, skyhigh cable car, lava tubes, kayaking, galleries, cruises and even a dairy.

Visit Mareeba to see the Heritage Museum which houses an extensive array of Aboriginal culture, take a hot air balloon ride, purchase some local produce and handicrafts at the local markets, visit a coffee plantation, take a walk through Granite Gorge or on the Mareeba Wetlands Reserve or for the more adventurous fly in an old Warbird plane.

In nearby Yungaburra, you can take a walk along Peterson's Creek, a haven for wildlife, where you will see platypus, tree kangaroos, wallabies and a large variety of birds. The Crater Lakes National Park protects a crater lake surrounded by a cool rainforest. A walking track, giant bull kauri pines, a teahouse and boat cruises make this park a popular stop for visitors. For those who love water sports, Lake Tinaroo is the place to be.

Cascading waterfalls are the stand-out attractions of the region so take the waterfalls circuit then stop off at Koombooloomba Dam for some exceptional camping and fishing.

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