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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

8 Rob Vievers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
61 7 4093 7575
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Cairns Attractions Pass Including Fitzroy Island...
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

From the second you walk in the door we were shocked. They were every where. the colours They land on you and they are very fast. You do need a very quick camera. Would go again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great opportunity to see and photograph different species of tropical butterflies like th e Cairns Birdwing

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful trip to the butterfly farm today. Many more butterflies than expected and thoroughly amazing experience for all the family. We purchased with the Rainforest Station Nature Park and had a great day.

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Griffith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

These creatures are gorgeous. This place is so beautiful and just truly amazing. You're never bored with thousands of butterflies flying around, above your head, peoples bags, shoulders or back. To take photos you have to be quick if one lands on you, there so fast. If your lucky one will land on your hand. For some reason my partner... More 

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Tewantin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

How amazing, to be amongst all the fluttering off wings. They did not disappoint with variety or quality. so many many butterflies surround you the minute you enter.Ample space for tourists to linger. Great for the elderly as well. Must do experience. I have been in the butterfly sanctuary in Key West USA, this is way way better.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was wonderful to have all the beautiful butterflies fly around and sometimes even stopping on someone's shoulder but it is not easy to catch them for a photo - they are so quick!

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Palm Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Well worth the visit. Did this as part of a Karunda day trip with my 3 boys (11,8 & 3). Was thinking it was more for the 3 year old, but both the older boys couldn't stop taking photos or trying to get the butterflies to land on their heads. The walk up the main street from the Skyrail terminal... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Absolutely amazing and a "must do" during your Kuranda visit. Take time to enjoy the placid and tranquility surrounds as you walk amid the delicate butterflies. Before you leave the sanctuary area the museum gives you a comprehensive insight into how they evolve and where they are found...make sure you don't miss this part too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely to see all the different species of butterfly gracefully gliding around the sanctuary and interesting to see the different stages of the breeding cycle.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

On our second visit to Karanda, we opted for the Butterfly Sanctuary... At $19 per adult, it could be considered a bit overpriced (for the sake of seeing butterflies) but overall, we thoroughly enjoyed it. I really liked seeing the caterpillars as well... pretty amazing to see the transformation. The corny quizzes were a bit over the top, but I... More 

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