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bat park

Trees have been removed to force the bats that have been living in them for several years & the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Kim B
Flying Fox Problem in Burdekin Park.

A Flying Fox colony in the park has made it unusable. The bad smell and noise can be detected... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Alwyn S
Newcastle, Australia
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Mar 1, 2017
“Flying Fox Problem in Burdekin Park.”
Jan 6, 2017
“Open and inviting”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
George Street, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

A Flying Fox colony in the park has made it unusable. The bad smell and noise can be detected before you even reach the park.. Trees have died and the council has had to remove many of them to try and deter the bats. My...More

Thank Alwyn S
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The park is now inviting, open and airy since the large trees have been removed. The open space is great for family picnics and for the kids to run around to break the monotony of travel

Thank Sharon I
Reviewed 19 October 2016

For many years this park was infested with flying foxes which totally destroyed this unique park.The bats have now moved on and the park no longer looks like a war zone.The local shire council has spent many days cleaning up and reviving the park with...More

Thank 1355Tony
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Burdekin park was gifted to the town of by Benjamin Singleton. It was originally the town's market square. Now home to the local historical museum which is housed in the former police lockup.

Thank Gilian M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Trees have been removed to force the bats that have been living in them for several years & the park looks neat & tidy now but it has a long way to go before it is anything like the beautiful park it was

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Sadly this once beautiful park has been overrun by flying foxes that have absolutely destroyed the park to the extent that the local Council have now erected a fence around the perimeter of the fence to keep people out. It is no disappointing that the...More

Thank Dorrigogirl
Reviewed 7 May 2016

In the last few months the park has deteriorated significantly. So much that the council has fenced the whole area off due to falling branches. A once beautiful place to relax, now damaged beyond repair thanks to the resident flying foxes.

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This park used to be a great place for a stopover for travellers to have a picnic lunch, go to the loo, and the let the kids have a play, BUT unfortunately the powers that be, have stonewalled the local council in its efforts to...More

Thank Jill_R
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a real pity!! This park is so important for the city of Singleton - it even has the town's cinetaph - but the darn bats have destroyed it. The smell, visual effects and sounds are horrible! This has to change! Everyone sign that...More

Thank Smurphy5
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Unfortunately the park is no longer accessible due to tree damage. The daily invasion of roosting bats has caused so much damage to the trees and caused an uninhabitable space for sitting or dining.

Thank Lynette H
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