Buscas recentes
Limpar
Palmetum
Palmetum

Palmetum

Entrada gratuita

Existem poucos itens que definem os trópicos mais do que uma palmeira farfalhante, e no exuberante Palmetum repleto de palmeiras de Townsville, os visitantes encontrarão uma espécie de palmeira diferente para cada dia do ano. Este jardim botânico possui 360 espécies diferentes de palmeiras - o suficiente para representar 15% das espécies de palmeiras conhecidas pelo homem. Graças ao clima tropical de Townsville - onde quase 75% da precipitação anual ocorre em um período de dois meses - o sol, o calor e a umidade abundante permitem um conjunto de microclimas perfeitos para o cultivo de palmeiras. Ao percorrer os 42 acres de trilhas, os visitantes passarão por baixo de 60 espécies de palmeiras nativas australianas, bem como as de Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Índia e Seychelles. Além da impressionante diversidade de palmeiras, o Palmetum é conhecido por sua fascinante coleção de espécies raras e exóticas. É amplamente considerada como uma das principais coleções de palmeiras do mundo, e quando terminar de vagar pela Savannah, floresta tropical e lagoa, relaxe com um chá e doces caseiros no histórico Tumbetin Lodge.

Saiba mais
Aberto diariamente do nascer ao pôr do sol
565 University Road, Annandale , Queensland , 4814

The basics

Australia is home to around 60 species of palm, most of which are present at The Palmetum. While palms are a plant often associated with the tropics, at The Palmetum you can see the variety of habitats in which the plants live. The Palmetum has been designed to present the various palm species in environments like their own natural ones, such as dry tropics, wet lowlands, and everything in between. Marked trails wind through the spacious grounds. There are also well-maintained lawns, fountains, shaded areas, and plenty of birds. Most travelers visit independently when spending time in Townsville.

Mostrar tudo

Things to know before you go

  • Entry to The Palmetum is free.
  • Many of the palms on display are threatened in their native habitats, so visiting The Palmetum offers a rare opportunity to see these species.
  • There are picnic tables throughout the grounds, as well as a fountain with drinking water.
Mostrar tudo

How to get there

The Palmetum is located in a southern suburb of Townsville, Annadale. It’s just south of the Ross River. From central Townsville it takes about 15 minutes to drive there. Some buses also depart from central areas, but take around 40 minutes. Bus numbers 201, 202, 208, and 209 stop nearby.

Mostrar tudo

When to get there

The Palmetum is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset. It can be visited at any time of year, and in fact repeat visits throughout the year are a good idea, as some of the palms are seasonal.

Mostrar tudo

Tumbetin Lodge

On the grounds of The Palmetum is Tumbetin Lodge, a heritage building with a restaurant, tea rooms, and art exhibits, among other facilities. The building dates back to 1934 but it wasn’t moved to its current site until 1993. It’s a popular spot among visitors to The Palmetum as a place to take a break from the heat outside.

Mostrar tudo