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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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Ingleton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

After a 3 week holiday in FNQ we decided to have a touristy day, and the butterfly sanctuary was on the list. Imagine stepping through the curtain and into a fantasy film where you get covered in the most beautiful butterflies. You have to be careful where you step there are so many. I'm a 31 year old male quarry... More

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Cairns, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of our favourite places to visit in Kuranda. Make sure you wear bright colours to attract butterflies to you whilst visiting. Loved it!

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We first visited the sanctuary 15 years ago so were keen to see how it had developed. The short answer was not at all. It remains a pretty small establishment with the focus being on the preservation of the butterflies and education of visitors. To this extent it succeeds admirably. There is a relaxed feel about the place which helps... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A nice outing, allow an hour or so. We have seen better displays in Europe but if you have a little time to spare in Kuranda then this might be worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was brilliant. I liked Beautiful Butterfly and actually the tour guide! she was so good and she talked about butterfly like a Exciting stories

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A magical place and great info in their free tour. Make sure you listen into one of these, especially in the butterfly rearing area. Better value than the other attractions in kuranda. Stay a while an enjoy the many many butterflies fluttering around. It is small and could be crazy when busy but was wonderful when we went.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We could have stayed longer. I have never seen more butterflies in one place in my life. This sanctuary has thousands of butterflies. They were landing all over us. The kids were thrilled and we all had a great time.

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Alderley edge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We purchased the return sky-rail and wildlife package that included the Butterfly Sanctuary, Bird world & Koala Gardens. the whole deal for the 5 of us was around $350. We all (3 children 11, 9 & 5 plus two adults) really enjoyed this experience. It's relatively small and doesn't take long to get around (45 mins) but there's lots of... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kids loved the Butterfly sanctuary & and so did i ! The guide we had was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer our questions, we learnt so much about butterfly's and had a fantastic morning admiring these stunning creatures! The Guided tour was an optional thing (and cost nothing extra) and was surely worth it, would highly recommend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived at the beginning of a guided tour. Extremely informative but at a level that our 4 and 8 year olds were captivated by. Stroking the Hercules Moth Caterpillar was their highlight. We were there for a surprising amount of time. The information signs were very interesting and there were a vast amount of beautiful butterflies to photograph, if... More

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