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Mothers' Day

A nice outing with the wee grandchildren for Mothers' Day. Lots of interesting butterflies, even... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
mcgaval
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Thames, New Zealand
Exotic.

It's not often I get to immerse myself in an exotic-feeling location with exotic creatures. Every... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
NathanGR
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Raglan, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A nice outing with the wee grandchildren for Mothers' Day. Lots of interesting butterflies, even though some children didn't handle close-up alighting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mcgaval
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I took my grand daughter to see this attraction. Seeing no signage we went up a small country road for many km without finding it. Eventually we were told it was shut until they find bigger premises. Shame they didn’t have a sign up to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Enjoyed the butterflies but you can only really last 20 minutes before kids get bored so we felt this was extremely overpriced! Wouldn't recommend.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

It's not often I get to immerse myself in an exotic-feeling location with exotic creatures. Every new butterfly spotted was exciting, and searching and finding the harder to see ones was very enjoyable. We stayed for a couple of hours, but I could have stayed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank NathanGR
Reviewed March 18, 2018

I went unsure of what to expect. I didn't realise it was within the campgrounds of a holiday park. Beautiful and peaceful time there. A bit too hot for me temperature wise though, so if you are expecting to go - try to go in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

A bit of a trek to get there especially coming from Whitianga but worth a visit to see these beautiful creatures in such a natural environment. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jakeal82
Reviewed February 17, 2018

We had a nice couple of hours here. The teen owner is fascinating to talk to with a wealth of knowledge about all the butterflies. It was very pleasant sitting amongst the fauna with colourful butterflies fluttering around. We also enjoyed the 2 parrots and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank heykuri
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Worth the visit it was a nice atmosphere to watch and appreciate the butterflies. Enchanting and relaxing

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank grahamh6657
Reviewed December 27, 2017

I thought 15pp was too much given it takes about 5min to walk around. We stayed in there for 20min just to see if we would catch sight of any different species we missed out on. Very hot in there this time of year but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

$15pp this wasn’t the best. It was quite small however some interesting animals as well as the butterflies- including a parrot. The gardens aren’t quite as bright and colourful as expected. It is quite hot in the green house. Enjoyed the visit though and with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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