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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Address: 8 Rob Vievers Drive, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4093 7575
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Description: The largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - an all...
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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The tour made this visit complete. The sanctuary is not very big, but you really got an appreciation of how much work and love goes into maintaining the 1000s of butterflies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The tour made this visit complete. The sanctuary is not very big, but you really got an appreciation of how much work and love goes into maintaining the 1000s of butterflies. From egg extraction, to daily feeding of the caterpillars until the butterfly emerges, the love and dedication was evident. Our little girl (7) adored this and was so upset... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A lot of Nice butterflies, it's a little bit small but you can see a lot of Nice butterflies. If you are at kurranda it's still Worth it

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

For most of my time looking through the sanctuary, a butterfly was relaxing on my hand. So many butterflies, landing on people, and flying all over the place. Definitely worth visiting. My favourite is the Ulysses butterfly, so pretty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I managed to get in just as a tour was starting, which was very funny and informative. so many pretty butterflies you really do feel like you are in a wonderland! little tip: wear white, they are attracted to that and will land on you more often then ;)

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My daughter 6 and I absolutely loved it we spent a lot longer than I thought we would. She loved the Butterflies flying around and landing on her. It was the best thing to do in Kuranda for show. I've never seen so many beautiful butterflies in the one spot totally amazing. We loved the guided tour and seeing how... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place was beautiful with so many butterflies. They were everywhere. Bright colours are the go as the butterflies are attracted to them (a lady in a bright pink skirt had 2 Ulysses butterflies land on for ages). A great hour or so though we could have spent longer (if the partner was a little more interested lol). The kids... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There were oodles of butterflies. This was a highlight of our time in Kuranda with many butterflies to see. Many landed on this lady's white hat, so try and wear something that may attract butterflies such as bright colours or hats.

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Milton Keynes, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

of course this is another venture that wants your money but our family of four spent at least an hour in here. Particularly handy that it decided to rain while we were inside. note this is all undercover! Free guided tours seem to run every 30mins or so based on what I saw. Educational and good to get a small... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a really beautiful butterfly garden - not huge but nice little pathways and an interesting area to view the staff at work in the bredding area. We had a really interesting talk from one of the staff members and learnt lots of stuff we didn't know. So lovely to have such beautiful butterflies landing on us. We all... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderful experience for 14 yo and parents. We did the behind the scenes tour and definitely recommend it as we had an expanded understanding of what we were seeing. If you miss the tour there's good interpretative signage presented in an engaging way for all ages. Magical to have butterflies all around you and great to know they're all locally... More 

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Additional Information about Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Address: 8 Rob Vievers Drive, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4093 7575
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Kuranda
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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