Townsville Palmetum

Parks and Gardens

The Palmetum is a unique tropical experience covering over 17 hectares. It is a botanical garden featuring one family of plants – the palms. Approximately 60 species of palms are native to Australia and most are represented in the Palmetum. The collection contains around 300 species, many rare and threatened in their natural habitat. The Palmetum has been designed to display plants in environmental context to habitat type from the dry tropics to the wet tropical lowlands. In addition to these recreated habitats there are expansive lawns and water features frequented by numerous bird species. The Palmetum features the magnificent ‘Tumbetin Lodge’- a heritage building with a long history. Facilities include art exhibitions, public amenities, meeting rooms and restaurant and tea room. The Palmetum also features a Memorial to the Black Hawk Disaster.

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Birdwatching Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Family International Nature & Wildlife Pet Friendly Picnic Area Walk Walks


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