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Address: Dickson Holiday park | Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 868 8080
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Visited here from England while travelling around the Coramandel. Well worth a visit. It is not very large but very interesting. There are some beautiful butterfly's to see at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
shazzy39
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Hull. England
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Hull. England
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204 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here from England while travelling around the Coramandel. Well worth a visit. It is not very large but very interesting. There are some beautiful butterfly's to see at very close range. One of the staff was very helpful in showing us some eggs and chrysalis we would not normally have been aware of.

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Thank shazzy39
England
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located within the Dickson Park camping site, this small but perfectly formed butterfly house is a "must see" , loads of different types just flying all around and very close to you. Also interesting plants and a cafe. I would really recommend this.

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Thank hainford
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is best option for the rainy day. We enjoy the time there to watch all sort of butterflies. Bring your long lens camera is must.

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Thank Peiqing Y
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We really enjoyed walking among the butterflies & observing the tropical gardens. The larger butterflies will even sit on your hand!

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Thank jacqmat99
Thames Coast
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A great wet day activity the number and variety of butterflies are astounding. Worth a visit. Children love it.

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Thank tematabay
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very humid but pleanty of butterflies floating around. Hard to photograph as they would not stay still! Loved all the colours.

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Thank janandroy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit. Hundreds of gorgeous butterflies flying all around you, I even had one land on my head and hang out for most of our visit. Due to the humidity cameras and glasses will fog up but they have a blow heater to fix it. If you have some spare time definitely go do this.

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Thank Lizz R
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Lovely butterfly enclosure with stunning tropical plants. Butterflies of varying sizes, colours and shapes are everywhere. It's very hot in there which is to be expected. Nice little gift shop as well with very reasonably priced products. Friendly staff as well.

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Thank suwilly666
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Very Beautiful butterflies and very beautiful tropical plants. The price was good. Owners were nice pleasant people.

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Thank jandals_n_the_sand
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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105 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We were going to look at this attraction, but on arriving found it very run down looking and not kept well at all. The surrounding camp site has seen better days too. Tried to get tickets but nobody around. Didn't look worth it to us.

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Thank Cindy N

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