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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

8 Rob Vievers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
61 7 4093 7575
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located in Kuranda Village, this popular aviary is home to more than 1,500 tropical butterflies indigenous to Australia.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went to the Butterfly sanctuary on the same day we did the Kuranda Train and Skyrail ride. Along with Birdworld, I can totally recommend the Butterfly Sanctuary. Have been to a similar thing in Kuala Lumpur but found this one actually better. It was smaller but had lots of butterflies and they would land all over you if you... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Incredible experience, abundant with butterflies. Jenny provided a very educational talk, well worthwhile staying for the tour. Make sure you wear bright clothes as the butterflies are attracted to these. Not to be missed in when going to Kuranda.

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Sherbrooke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

So beautiful to see all the butterflies from this region of Australia. Informative and well set up. Great shop too for that souvenir.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Worth the visit did the guided tour, good to get the inside of how the butterflies are kept. Would recommend the attraction

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Western nsw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Far exceeded our expectations. Butterflies landed all over us, . It would be a bit expensive if you were in a rush, but We spent 2 hours in there, so felt it was worthwhile. Tour of the butterfly breeding area was a bit rushed, but informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Australian butterfly sanctuary was a great experience! From the moment I entered the glasshouse, a bunch of butterfly was welcoming us into their home! Indeed, there was about 1500 colorful, different shapes and sizes butterfly flying above us, which came from different varieties. The Australian Butterfly Sancutuary is actually the largest butterfly aviary in Australia! I really had a... More

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Unfortunately the day I went to the sanctuary it was overcast so perhaps that is why there weren't a lot of butterflies flying around although the ones I did see were brilliant colours especially the Ulysses. I did enjoy my visit very much but feel it is a bit over priced for what it is.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We bought the combi ticket for the butterflies, Koala Gardens & Birdworld - definately worth it. There are some amazing butterflies, beautiful colours & huge ! Also found the caterpillar hatchery very interesting. The kids aged 8 & 10 loved it.

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was amazing expereince to all of us. We did a guided tour and I found the information fascinating. They seem to look after the butterfly's very well. The buterflies come to you and sit in your hands as well. All will enjoy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

we went here from a cruise but we only had half an hour in here, not enough time worse luck. Even though we had only a short time here we enjoyed seeing these wonderful butterflies.

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