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Little bent-wing bats. Photo: John Augusteyn, Queensland Government

Mount Etna Caves National Park

Go batty

Be amazed by the bats at Mount Etna Caves National Park. Join a ranger-guided evening tour of Mount Etna’s Bat Cleft and experience the rush as thousands of little bent-wing bats emerge at dusk from the caves each summer from December to mid-February. Bookings are essential—phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68). Mobile phone charges may apply. The park is also one of the few places in Australia supporting a colony of vulnerable ghost bats.

Location and getting there

26km NE of Rockhampton. Access is via The Caves township off the Bruce Hwy from Rockhampton.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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