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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Address: 8 Rob Vievers Drive, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4093 7575
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
93%
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - an all...
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Attraction details
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - an all weather experience in the heart of the Kuranda village. Home to over 1500 magnificent butterflies, youll be enchanted by the arial dynamics of these elusive wonders of nature as you wonder through the aviary's rainforest gardens.
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Canberra, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went here as part of the ticket for the Koala Gardens and Birdworld. I thought the ticket was good value for money. We spend a heap of time watching the butterflies there was so many. Was also great to see the way they breed them and hatch them to release. Would be great to take kids to this attraction.

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Gent
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth a visit as it's the biggest Butterfly producer in Australia. The garden is beautiful as well. Total magic

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Kuranda, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place was great - visited on a really hot and humid day & that was the only negative but you can't help the weather! Fantastic tour - please do the tour, you will learn so much more than if you do self-guided, plus the tour is free so why wouldn't you? They offer great deals for locals and can... More 

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Hull, East Yorks
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a lovely collection of butterflies native to the area & they breed them on site, so you can see (& hear) the caterpillars eating & sometimes see them hatching from the chrysalis. Not a big place but very pretty & interesting

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Christchurch
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Spend a couple of hours in this amazing attraction where you can walk through a free flight butterfly enclosure and you'll be blown away but the colours and varieties of the butterflies here. Walk through the breeding centre and you will not believe the size of some of the caterpillars on display. Be ready with your camera and video.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Absolutely gobsmacked. This was an absolutely brilliant visit. So many different butterflies! Amazing to learn about these insects and the guides were so enthusiastic!!! Loved it so much :)

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Biloela, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

From other reviews we knew to get there fairly early before the bus loads of tourists descended. This was a good move because just as we were leaving they came surging through the entrance. We decided to do the self-guided walk through the sanctuary. This was our second visit over the last few years. It was amazing to see all... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Highly recommended to visit this place. Large area to observe many species of local butterflies and see the hatchery. A good chance of getting butterflies land on you as you go around. A museum housing a collection of butterflies and moths to visit at the end. Not cheap, but IMHO well worth it.

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Cairns, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Entrance fee's were quite steep considering you are walking around in a sauna. The butterflies were nice and there was some interesting information, however it isn't something I would visit again any time soon.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The kids loved this place and it was a nice little walk around the place with butterfly's galore and a free tour that was very informative and made sure you got to see all aspects of the butterfly's housed in this sanctuary as they are fully self contained and have a full circle of life deal going on with these... More 

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