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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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Have a real flutter with the butterflies!

This is not the first butterfly house we've visited, but it's the best and as a local am quite proud of. If you love the little things and nature. This will be a special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Kuranda
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Kuranda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is not the first butterfly house we've visited, but it's the best and as a local am quite proud of. If you love the little things and nature. This will be a special heaven. Enjoy an experience of a lifetime and take your memories with you. Little tip: If you are going to save and print photos. Use best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Went to visit on my honeymoon and it was amazing, I had a few butterfly's land on my head because I had bright red hair! Lol it was so fun and amazing to see all the different species of butterfly's and it's breath taking ! It would be perfect for family with little ones they would have a ball! :)

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

What set this place above the many others that I have visited is the free guided tour by a very knowledgeable guide who showed us the butterfly breeding center they have here. In the center are all of the stages of the various butterflies breeding cycles, with many available in jars for visitors to examine close up. The guide is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great place for all ages. We spent a relaxing time here The butterflies were stunning and the time just slipped by. Free talks if this is your thing. A small gift shop but no pressure to buy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well worth the visit when visiting the Cairns region. The colours are amazing and there is a free guided tour available.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary when went to Kuranda. I found it really beautiful and was amazed by all the beautiful butterflies that you see all in the one spot. I even had a couple land on me. My 3yo did get a little bit bored after about 15 minutes and the learning room they had was a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the must see attractions when you get to Kuranda is the Butterfly Sanctuary as soon as you walk in there are hundreds of multicolour butterflies flying around you. Take your time as this is not a timed tour just wonder through and admire the beauty of the butterflies, I must admit my favorite is the Blue Ulysses. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Did the Butterfly guided tour which is well worthwhile and doesn't cost any extra. Inside knowledge was very interesting. Amazing colours of these extraordinary creatures. Our God does this for our enjoyment and wonder I reckon!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Queensland has some of the worlds most beautiful butterfly's but they are hard to spot. This is a great way of seeing them in the free flight aviary. There is also a lab to learn how they are produced. I've never seen so many colours in one place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This is something you must do if you like butterflies. I got to watch one emerge from its cocoon and get its wings sorted. Amazing. Wear a colorful top in light colours and they are sure to land on you. Beautiful place. Great to watch the caterpillars being tendered to as well.

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