Townsville Palmetum Queensland is a sight for nature enthusiasts. It is a botanical garden for rare and endemic palms in Australia. It has a collection of about 300 species. The 25-hectare park was opened in 1788, a byproduct of partnership between Townsville community and Townsville City Council Parks Services.
The design of the space shadows the habitat of the palms in the area.
It has areas such as Rainforest, Lagoon, Savannah Zone, Xerophytic Zone. Within the 17-hectare vicinity is a tea place called the Tumbetin Lodge.
Inspired by the English common practice, the lodge serves tea with biscuits, pastries and light meals.
The Palmetum accepts open space bookings and use of the Tumbetin Lodge for private events. For reservations and inquiries, you may contact the Townsville City Council which manages the park.