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Blue Mountains bat night

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

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Bats are not blind, they don't get caught in your hair and they won't suck your blood. Find out more at the annual Blue Mountains bat night at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath.

When

Friday 9 March 2018, 6.30pm–9pm

Bat walks: Every 10 minutes from 6.30pm onwards. Last walk leaves at 8.40pm.

Talks: 6.40pm, 7.10pm, 7.40pm and 8.10pm. Talks run for around  20 mins plus questions.

Where
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Grade
Easy. Suitable for all ages. Bat walks are 2km return.
Price

Free event. Donations welcome.

Meeting point
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath
Bookings
Bookings essential for walks only.
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This special night is a real bat fest! There'll be bat talks, bat walks and fun activities in the Bat Cave.

Learn about flying foxes and our fascinating microbats. Come dressed as a bat!

Book into a free walk with an NPWS ranger. We'll try to spot microbats and hear their calls via a bat detector. Bring a torch to help you see other wildlife on the way.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Govetts Leap Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton