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The Butterfly and Orchid Garden

Address: Dickson Holiday park | Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 868 8080
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Thames
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Darwin, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the outside but this was a lovely place to visit. The garden is lovely (although not many flowers at the time I visited). The longer you sit and watch the more butterflies you see. I definitely recommend a visits - A great place for photos!

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Napier, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The butterfly house is located in a holiday park at the north end of Thames, and well worth visiting. It is a smaller place, and there weren't many orchids in bloom at the moment, but there were a few and there were a large amount of butterflies. It is a great place to spend some time just watching the butterflies.... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend in NZ; it was a very nice place to visit. A small garden, with not many orchids in bloom, but you the amount of butterflies certainly made-up for the lack of flowers.

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Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We found a flyer for this place in one of our accommodations and are so glad we decided to come. It was so interesting we stayed probably well over an hour. Although small-looking and unprepossessing from the outside, once inside it becomes a "magic garden" where you are bombarded by flying jewels. Because the temperature and humidity are controlled at... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I am the proprietor of the holiday park adjacent the Thames tropical butterlfy garden. The butterfly house people are wonderful and their attraction awesome. What is not so awesome is people below posting a bad review about them on Trip Advisor when their problem was with the owner of the holiday park (me). When people visit way outside butterfly hours... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The garden area is quite small but is a delight to see as it is full of exotic butterflies and small finches. Although the word 'Orchid' is included in the name of the gardens, there were not many flowering orchids to see on our visit. The entry price of $12pp seemed a very cheap entry fee as we were entertained... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Take a camera. You can see in the garden a lot of gorgeous butterfies and flowers. I recommend this place especially for children. I am dissapointed with one Blue Chap. Blue gay was very fast so I wasn't able to make a picture. A speed limit for butterfies is highly recommended.

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

What a wonderful surprise this attraction was, as you walk through the screen the heat is quite great but the view is fantastic butterfly's ever were along with tiny birds and flowers, there are so many different verities it is a wonder. If you sit they fly around you with grace and speed. Well worth a visit.

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Leeds UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Entering the butterfly house, you are besieged by a wide range of tropical butterflies in their own habitat. This aspect is well covered The orchid garden was disappointing as not many on display and not labelled. The cost $12 seemed high for one room

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This attraction is not well publicised and hence has quite a low-key profile. It is also probably not somewhere you will find unless you go looking for it. Consequently it is a pleasant and enchanting experience to discover it. Beautiful butterflies fluttering about amongst equally beautiful tropical plants including orchids. It is a very relaxing and calming place to spend... More

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