Keswick Island - Whitsundays

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Large & small bats are native to the island.

Microbats & Flying Foxes

Keswick is home to at least two types of bats – the very large and the very small.


Flying Foxes

The first is a colony of Black Flying Foxes.  During the day, they congregate in large roosts in the trees around Basil Bay, taking flight each evening in search of a feast on the native eucalyptus, lily pillies and paperbarks.


Our second is the microbat, which is merely the size of a 20 cent coin.  By night they zoom around chasing insects, yet by day they relax in their favourite cave near Langton Point.  The best time to spot the mircobats is just on dawn, when they find their daytime roost and hide from predators.