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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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Great attraction!

A great place to learn about the local moths and butterflies. They are so colourful - the Cairns Birdwing is stunning and it's great to see so many Ulysses butterflies. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A great place to learn about the local moths and butterflies. They are so colourful - the Cairns Birdwing is stunning and it's great to see so many Ulysses butterflies. The staff were really informative and friendly. A great spot for butterfly lovers...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were told to forego the koalas and other attractions as the butterflies were something that shouldnt be missed. We were a little disapointed, i felt the entry price was reasonable and skyrail were giving out 10% off entry vouchers also. However it was very busy and crowded and sometimes hard to see when the butterflies werent flying you had... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about it. Saw Hercules moths, birding butterflies, Ulysses butterflies and lots more. The display in the museum was very good too and the guided talk about the breeding program was worthwhile too

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We sprang for a guided tour. Within five minutes we found butterflies mating on the side of the path. The tiny bowls of sugar water let us study the creatures that were often aloft. The water features and natural habitat in the sanctuary lets you imagine you are in the wild with all manner of magical creatures. When you have... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The staff here are great, informative and enthusiastic . The tour was great and interesting. Butterflies plentiful. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We took our 9 & 7 year olds to this as part of Skyrail ticket. We all enjoyed wandering about looking at the different varieties of butterflies flying about us, some even landing on us if we stood still for long enough. Our eldest also enjoyed looking at the fun facts about butterflies that were displayed about the place. We... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We chose this attraction out of the three on offer in Kuranda. We weren't going to do the guided tour but so glad we did. It was very informative. The place to walk around is very pretty but the keeper talk made the difference. These are free and run about every half hour.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I think this butterfly sanctuary is stunning. Excellent staff who are passionate about their work. I had a look in the area where the butterflies hatch out. It was so interesting. The local Ulysses and Cairns birdwing butterflies were amazing. Certainly it was worth the entry price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Grate experience with my family at butterfly sanctuary. My dauters 6 years old realy enjoyed. Please keep up good work for sanctuary. Lot of japanese tourist are looking foward to visit your place. Thanks Emma. toshi Sakai

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lots of beautiful butterflies in a very peaceful setting. Kids loved it and didn't want to leave. Did the included tour which was interesting but the best bit was just hanging out in the garden watching the butterflies.

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