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Bats by Boat

Daintree River - Solar Whisper Terminal

Cape Tribulation Rd, Daintree

Thursday 1st March



Come out on the beautiful Daintree river for an hour or two and watch the  spectacled flying-foxes fly out into the sunset. Surrounded by the world's oldest rainforest, you will travel on a quiet solar electric boat as you learn about these amazing and threatened creatures.


Limit 24 passengers.

Cost: $20pp - proceeds to Bat Care through Bats and Trees Society of Cairns (BatSoc) Inc.

RSVP: 4098 7131


















Cairns Bat Festival and Mega Bat Chat

Western Lawns, The Esplanade, Cairns

Saturday 21st April

2.30pm festival

5.30pm bat chat


Cairn's fourth Bat Festival has moved to a new bigger venue to fit all the community stalls and activities in. There will be expert speakers talking about the threatened Spectacled Flying-fox, its place in the World Heritage Wet Tropics, and how you can engage with bat conservation and monitoring. Visit the community stalls. Lots of batty craft activities for kids of all ages. Have your face painted like a bat or get a batty tattoo (temporary). Print your own Bat T-shirt. Suitable for families and individuals, locals and tourists alike. Free event. Hosted by CAFNEC and Bats and Trees Society of Cairns wand supported by Cairns Regional Council.





















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Photo credits:  Adam Lawrence Slater.All rights reserved by the photographer.

The 2018 bat night season is here! Below are events to be held across QLD.


Batty Boat Cruise

Departing from Mowbray Park, Thorn St, East Brisbane

Sunday 25th February



Don’t miss the action – watch the bats fly over the Brisbane River at sunset. Interact with orphaned baby bats on board and listen to live commentary on the species! Cruise duration is approx 3 1/2 hours leaving around 4.30pm. Contact for Janelle Devery (07 3844 0129) for more information.


Book your spot now!  

Cost: $16 (child), $32 (adult), $100 (family).




















Bat Chats

Cairns City Library

Corner Aplin and Lake St, Cairns

Friday 30th March, 6th & 13th April

Saturday 31st March, 7th, 14th & 21st April

Sunday 1st, 8th & 15th April



Find out all about the Spectacled Flying-foxes in Cairns. All your questions will be answered by renowned bat experts. Stay to watch the spectacular evening flyout of these fascinating and endearing animals of the night.


Free event.


No bookings required.



















Bat Night

Mary Cairnross Scenic Reserve, Maleny

Saturday 28th April

4 - 8pm


This year's annual Australasan Bat night will be again happening at Mary Cairnross Reserve, Maleny from 4 - 8pm. Enjoy the exciting program of events and learn about flying-foxes of the region.


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Australasian Bat Night Events - Queensland

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