Thank you to everyone who joined us on 17 February 2019 for our Batty Boat Cruise.

Baby bat

We got to meet an adorable 3-week-old orphaned baby bat on the cruise

What a beautiful afternoon and evening it was – superb weather, fascinating information about Brisbane and the bats that inhabit our city, a lovely, calm ride on MV Neptune down the beautiful Brisbane River and the amazing sight of bats flying out over the river at sunset.

Passengers got to meet an adorable three-week-old orphaned baby bat … complete with a dummy in her mouth and cuddling into her blankie – melt my heart! Kindly brought onboard and lovingly cared for by Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD.

Check out some pics from the cruise below.

Stay tuned for details on our next Batty Boat Cruise, coming soon!

Enter our Batty Boat Cruise Photo Competition to WIN!

Did you attend the Batty Boat Cruise on 17 February 2019? Enter your pics of bats or other wildlife you spotted during the event for your chance to WIN a Wildlife Queensland Bat Pack.

How to enter
  1. Capture a photo of a bat/s or other wildlife during our Batty Boat Cruise Event on 17 February 2019
  2. Upload your photo to Instagram and tag #wildlifequeensland
  3. Follow Wildlife Queensland on Instagram @wildlifequeensland

Make sure your profile is made public to be eligible (otherwise we won’t be able to see your entry).

Entries not submitted through the user’s Instagram page will be disqualified. (Entries will not be accepted through private Facebook message or Twitter comments and messages).


The prize is one (1) Wildlife Queensland Bat Pack comprising:

  1. one flying fox soft toy
  2. one handmade bat tote bag
  3. a one-year subscription to Wildlife Australia Magazine.

Competition closes 10.00am on Sunday, 24 February 2019. Winner announced on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

Read the full Terms and Conditions.

We got to meet a 3-week-old orphaned baby bat

Top deck of Batty Boat Cruise

Beautiful fairy lights on the top deck

Bats over the Brisbane River

Bats flying over the Brisbane River at sunset

Brisbane River

Cruising along the Brisbane River

Bats over the Brisbane River

Bats flying over the Brisbane River at sunset

Sunset on Batty Boat Cruise

Sun’s going down on the Brisbane River


Sunset feels on the Batty Boat Cruise

Young person on Batty Boat Cruise

Batty Boat Cruise is fun for young and old alike

Top deck of Batty Boat Cruise

Views from the top deck of MV Neptune

Wildlife Qld merchandise

Wildlife Qld merchandise available onboard

Brisbane Wheel

The famous Wheel of Brisbane

Brisbane River

Looking back towards Brisbane City

Brisbane bridge

Travelling under one of Brisbane’s many bridges

Brisbane City

Looking back onto Brisbane city