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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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A Unique Experience

This place was amazing and well worth a visit. So many beautiful butterflies and the nursery was really interesting as well. I was a bit sceptical at first about visiting this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing and well worth a visit. So many beautiful butterflies and the nursery was really interesting as well. I was a bit sceptical at first about visiting this place but I am so glad I didn't miss this truly amazing experience!

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really neat experience to be amongst the butterflies - so beautiful! Also enjoyed seeing the 'nursery'. Great value. Highly enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place! Lots and lots of butterflies. White t-shirts and blue phone covers seemed to attract butterflies. One lady had Hawaiian flower necklace and it worked well too. Floral print skirt got me at least 10 butterflies. We also visited the laboratory where they breed butterflies and it was great as well. We saw butterflies' cocoons and caterpillars.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We took the kids along and we all had an enjoyable experience. I've never seen so many beautiful, colourful butterflies under one roof. It's a real treat having them land on your hands for an up close look!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda is a must if you like to enjoy Nature at it's best. With over 1500 butterflies of all colours fluttering around, an hour or two strolling through the controlled environment is a quick way to forget that there is a World outside. Some are attracted to white clothing, or even white hair...... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Handy tip: Wear white so the butterflies flock to you as they are attracted to white. You walk in and the staff are brilliant, they are genuine and interested in what you are doing and take the time to have a chat with you. Lots of little ornaments that you can buy that aren't over priced. You walk through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is an amazing experience, from the moment you open the door into the main sanctuary area. But bring a real camera (with high ISO) rather than just a smartphone if you want ot bring the experience home..

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here with three young kids After the main reception you walk through the doors into a wonderful indoor butterfly haven with many varieties of butterfly There are free guided talks and the guide we had obviously loves butterflies and you got the impression she could talk for hours about the butterfly- a wonderful advert for the sanctuary The guide... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went to the butterfly sanctuary for a day out and about and I must say that this is such a beautiful experience, many butterflies to view and interact with. Personally I absolutely loved the laboratory where the Caterpillars were kept, making home to turn into butterflies. I would recommend anyone interested in these animals to go check it out when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I sat here for about an hour enjoying all the beautiful butterfly species. It wasn't overly crowded, which was great. The highlight were the large, bright blue ones, but getting them to land for a photo, took quite some time:) One lady had a bright pink top on, and they really seemed to like that, as they kept landing on... More 

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