Australia is home to around 60 species of palm, most of which are present at The Palmetum. While palms are a plant often associated with the tropics, at The Palmetum you can see the variety of habitats in which the plants live. The Palmetum has been designed to present the various palm species in environments like their own natural ones, such as dry tropics, wet lowlands, and everything in between. Marked trails wind through the spacious grounds. There are also well-maintained lawns, fountains, shaded areas, and plenty of birds. Most travelers visit independently when spending time in Townsville.