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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Address: 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4093 7575
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

The setting for the butterflies is like being in a small tropical garden which is beautiful and relaxing. In addition to enjoying these attractive insects, it is an added bonus... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Joan J
Noosaville, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love butterflies, and was picturing a sanctuary of many butterflies but didn't see much. It's very small, and takes less than 10 minutes to walk through. If it was so small we wouldn't have paid nearly $50 to see it. Very disappointed

Thank Aura L
Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The setting for the butterflies is like being in a small tropical garden which is beautiful and relaxing. In addition to enjoying these attractive insects, it is an added bonus to do the free guided tour, which is very informative. We learnt so much about the habits of the butterfly, and a tour through the laboratory gave us a true... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were exited to visit the butterfly sanctuary as we were looking forward to seeing lots of butterflies, but left after less than 1/2 hour very disappointed. It was expensive, $96 for 2 adults and 2 students, hardly any butterflies, we could have counted them ourselves. When we asked staff they stated they had a problem with breeding. Some staff... More 

Thank KarinaIkin
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST see this place in Kuranda. The butterflies are beautiful! So many different types and to see them at close range is magic.

Thank Alirusso
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on the must-see lists when you visit Kuranda. There were hundreds of beautiful butterflies lovingly nurtured by the very knowledgeable and friendly staff at the ABS. I recommend going for the free guided tour which gives you a lot more information than is present on the placards available around the place. They also do a daily butterfly release... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see to visit, very informative & interesting. The staff are very friendly & know so much about the Butterfly, I learnt a lot that I never knew, would recommend this to people of all ages! Loved how you can walk around & the butterflies are flying everywhere, some even land on you.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family visit to the Butterfly Sanctuary this week. My 2 daughters took their children. It was a great experience. So many beautiful butterflies, many landing on us for photo opportunities. A really enjoyable family experience.

Thank DotO509
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all loved the visit to the sanctuary and the interaction with the butterflies. Waiting for the tour was fantastic, as we learnt a lot about how the butterflies are bred and all about the sanctuary. The kids loved getting close to the butterflies....recommend to wear white - with their ultraviolet light, white glows and they are attracted to it!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wasn't that impressed by the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, but I think the main reason is I have seen a similar setting at least four times in my home town. Once every year, our botanical garden has butterflies of all kinds going around free in one of their greenhouses for a month. So it's not a new experience for... More 

Thank bdesh
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never seen so many varieties of butterflies under the one roof. The sanctuary also has a section where you can see the behind the scenes.

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