Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden

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Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden

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Dames57
Hobart, Australia12 contributions
Nov 2021
My parents and I called by here one late afternoon, hoping to get some dinner and see the animals that we'd heard about. We left hours later, bellies full and spirits buoyed.

Chris is a character: energetic, genuine, funny and kind. His butterfly farm and pet garden is eccentric, a real oasis in the otherwise dry and sometimes strange feeling town of Bachelor.

Dinner was excellent and fairly priced: I had a buffalo curry and my mum and dad shared a vegetarian nasi goreng. We all drank mango smoothie.

It is a pet garden/hobby farm, not a farm, so set your expectations right, but the animals are content and accordingly, we felt good too. The few butterflys that we saw in the butterfly house were big and beautiful.

This would be a great place for families with kids, animal lovers and green thumbs to stay. The accommodations that we peeked inside - in the process of being freshly painted - were clean and spacious. The accommodations are right amongst the pet gardens which adds to the interest of the place: one bungalow even positioned right next to the fenced (single small male) crocodile enclosure!

My only wish is that Chris upgrades Zeus the saltwater crocodiles enclosure so that he has more room - it's a bit small.

We drove away in the darkness, my mum having just been gifted a flower from Chris that only blooms at night. What a special experience in the unlikeliest of places...

Cheers to Chris and his butterfly and pet garden, we thank him for making our stay a special experience.
Written November 25, 2021
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rhrimmer
Toowoomba, Australia39 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Batchelor is situated a few km from the entrance to Litchfield NP. Nothing special we thought until we saw a sign for "The Butterfly Farm". It was at the rear of an attractive old house and the children were able to walk among the butterflies. The bird-wings were particularly beautiful and some even sat on the childrens' hands. As a bonus there were a variety of animals outside such as rabbits and chickens. All this was in a delightful water garden setting
Written July 11, 2017
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Poetripedla
George Town, Australia166 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This is an unusual but convivial place to stay. It would be a great face for families with children as it has a butterfly house, rabbits, other animals - I think I saw some goats - and of a night, definitely a couple of cane toads. The food is excellent and healthy. Chris, the owner and the various women who work there are very friendly and obliging when requests are made. My husband was very unsure from the look of the place outside, but we spent two nights there in our cabin / room and we enjoyed it immensely. Do stay here if you want a down to earth, friendly, relaxed environment.
Written August 11, 2015
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keneng
Singapore, Singapore186 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
It's a nice stop for coffee and toilet break after visiting Litchfield National Park before heading back to Darwin City. I skipped the butterflies as you need to pay. However you get to feed chickens, pigs, ducks and goats for free if you wish. Should be fun for kids but be warned that the animals are really hungry/ greedy.
Written June 13, 2019
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qldonholiday
22 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
This place is very unique with a charm all of its own. We stayed overnight in one of their rooms (Alice in Wonderland themed) and smiled alot! Our kids loved visiting the rabbit enclosures and were over the moon at being able to feed them.
The host is very welcoming and there is a relaxed café/restaurant on site. Just before dinner on the night we stayed, an entertainer (clown/magician) had everyone in stitches.
This place is an unexpected surprise in the small town of Bachelor. Perfect for families.
Accommodation is simple, clean and colourful.
Written August 4, 2018
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Monica B
68 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
We,ve been living in Darwin 18 yrs and can’t believed we hadn’t been to the butterfly farm at Batchelor, I had my sister come to visit from Taree and as she’s a lover of butterflies we called in there on our way to Litchfield. We were met by the owner of the place who was extremely friendly and a little loud but super lovely and his partner.. the staff were great and very knowledgeable and wher more than happy to answer questions. They have more than butterflies there as well, lots of rabbits, snakes and a big fat pig..can’t remember its name, they do offer food but as we were on our way to the falls we didn’t stay for food.. would recommend as thy have lots of butterflies and kids would have a ball, my sister just loved it.
Written February 25, 2018
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Gardensrfun1
Horsham, Australia232 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
We stopped off here for morning tea on our way through to Litchfield. The place was a very different experience, quite quirky and really enjoyable at the same time. The owners we very passionate about their butterfly's and the food they provided to their customers.
They food and menu choices were amazing. The owners were very generous people and provided more that expected with the food ordered. Thanks for a great experience will be back for another visit when we visit the area again in the future.
Written October 18, 2016
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Taafsted
Aarhus, Denmark109 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We stayed for two days. It was really a special experience. Chris is a true entertainer. The kids loved him. They also loved the farm with all the animals. We had dinner one night and it was really good.
Our cabin was next to the crocodile. It had beautiful pictures on the walls.
The only bad thing was that the cabin was really dirty.
Written October 26, 2019
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May B
Perth305 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Relax and enjoy a variety of beautiful butterflies in their huge enclosure. If you're really still they can even land on you. There's also lots of pet animals like rabbits, turtles, funny goats who'll munch the carrots in your hand, also piglets etc. Oh and also a crocodile. Children and adults alike will enjoy the experience.
Written August 31, 2019
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Areeya
Alice Springs, Australia385 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We loved this place! It was a cute cozy place and the gentleman and lady owners were very nice and friendly. They took us on the personal tour and got us to take pictures of the butterflies and caterpillars on our bodies. There are also other animals and we could feed them and pet them too. We had an unexpected great time here.
Written August 8, 2019
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