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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Beautiful, educational, loved it, a good combination of both, we'll run exhibit, loved walking through, so peaceful

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, educational, loved it, a good combination of both, we'll run exhibit, loved walking through, so peaceful

Thank Moozlie
Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to a number of butterfly houses and this was a very good one. Being Americans, there were plenty of butterflies that we had never seen before. It was good sized with lots to see.

Thank boomertraveler54
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tour with Peter. Incredible to see the life-cycle from egg through to butterfly including the incubation area.The facility is very professional and educational. Beautiful!

Thank Louise100_10
Blackwater, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised...... I resisted going here imagining seeing boards of dead butterflies but I couldn't have been more wrong. We walked into an aviary full of an amazing variety of living butterflies and moths. Walking in the sanctuary with colourful butterflies flying all around was magical. There is also a very interesting nursery where we saw caterpillars in various... More 

Thank KRich01
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sanctuary is a must if in Kuranda. Very educational and a nice, calming way to spend an hour. I highly recommended it!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here whilst in Kuranda , & we loved it the chance to see such fantastic creatures up close & personal was brilliant. It is a photographers dream in here ..huge , fabulously coloured butterflies almost posing !! & they seem to love the children !!! lol

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tons of beautiful butterflies! The Cairns Birdwing and Ulysses are highlights. Fabulous staff - knowledgable and friendly. Make sure you do one of the free guided tours. They make the trip. Great afternoon adventure.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great visit here. The staff were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The butterflies were so colourful and beautiful too. Highly recommended

Thank Shirleym1950
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the sanctuary is only on the other side of the park in Kuranda, most of the people who go end up in the shopping mall without ever seeing this place. They have hundreds of butterflies on display and flying around inside their covered dome. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour start at the same time we... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction takes time. You need to watch and stand still because these delightful butterflies flutter on you, past you, chase, feed etc. A visitor wore a straw hat and they just covered it. Informative area but not boring. All ages seemed to enjoy this afforable attraction.

Thank Darryl-Jo

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