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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Address: 8 Rob Vievers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 4093 7575
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in Kuranda Village, this popular aviary is home to more than...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Located in Kuranda Village, this popular aviary is home to more than 1,500 tropical butterflies indigenous to Australia.
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SF, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had recently visited a butterfly garden in Costa Rica and had the most amazing time, so we were excited when we found out there was a butterfly sanctuary in Kuranda. Unfortunately, this one was very small and it was so hot inside that we couldn't stay for very long. Also, there weren't that many butterflies flying around. In Costa... More 

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Australia
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25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great for anyone that loves butterflies. It is expensive but the business would have high operating costs as many butterflies only live for a few weeks. They have a lab that is constantly churning out butterflies. It was interesting and my wife and girls enjoyed it. We spent about 30 minutes there. Easy walk up form the train/sky rail station... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Although my teenage boy initially turned up his nose, he liked this also. We learnt quite a lot about butterflies and my husband got to take plenty of photo opportunities. Reasonable price, and got a discount when asked.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This butterfly house contains most of the species of butterflies that our found in Queensland. The staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable and it is possible to take photos - but you need to be quick! Well worth the money.

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Cairns, Australia
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22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is amazing. You walk through an aviary either with a guided free tour or on your own. Butterflys flying around everywhere and sitting on your shoulder or on the head. They are all beautiful. They also have a breeding nursery where you can see Caterpillars in various stages of Development and staff will explain what happens before they... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited the sanctuary on a Friday and there wasn't many people there. You were able to enjoy the atmosphere without being crowded. They have ample varieties of butterflies, each looking beautiful and unique. Their surroundings were nice, however it is hot for us humans! I think $19 per adult is a bit pricey as the sanctuary isn't very big,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was decent value for money, short but sweet. Nice to see the different butterfly types and how HUGE they can get! Especially one type of caterpillar. Nothing amazing but a nice distraction.

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India
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Vibrant colours flying all around you, vivid blue, bright orange, yellows, reds, amidst a garden of greens. A must do when visiting Kuranda. Remember you need at least an hour to see all the species, visit the labs, watch the newly hatched butterflies [ twice daily at 11.30 am and 3.30 pm] and attempt to capture some of that magic... More 

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Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My 10,8,8 yo children loved this place. We were there for 2 hours. The free information tour is a must. Loads of interesting information at a level that our children could understand and made the whole experience educational as well as enjoyable.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our family recently visited here and were pleasantly surprised. What a charming place to see up close and personal the life of a butterfly. The enclosure in magnificent and you feel extremely special when a butterfly lands on you!

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