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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
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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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$15*
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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$19*
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Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome
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$36*
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Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

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Incredibly interesting and beautiful

If you are in the Cairns area then put the sanctuary on your "must do" list. The best $19.50 each we have spent in a long time. Literally thousands of butterflies and moths... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in the Cairns area then put the sanctuary on your "must do" list. The best $19.50 each we have spent in a long time. Literally thousands of butterflies and moths, some huge. All beautiful. Be prepared to have butterflies landing on you and have a camera ready. Be sure to tag along to one of the excellent... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must if you are in Kuranda. A beautiful setting with tropical plants and graceful butterflies flying all around. What makes it extra special is the free tour which details just how complex raising butterflies is and care and patience the staff take. Makes you appreciate these beauties all the more. Ticket allows you to come and go so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent for learning about local FNQ butterflies, their caterpillars and butterfly plants and fantastic visual and sensory experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

$20 was a lot to pay considering the size and time it took to go around- it was great to see the all of the butterfly's though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We very nearly missed a great experience here today. Arrived at about 11.30 and there were a few butterflies but not many and none very close to us. After a wander we were almost ready to leave (disappointed that there wasn't much happening) when the latest hatchlings were released and it perked the whole tribe up no end. We had... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely environment and very informative, got some great photos . Would recommend it to everyone as one of the places to see in Kuranda

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice place to visit. You get to see amazing butterflies up close and you can see how they breed new ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to the Kuranda information centre they will give you a voucher that gets you 10% off the entry fee. I had never been to a butterfly sanctuary so found this one most interesting, went first thing in morning so they were still hungry and there was plenty of activity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was wonderful for the family to learn about the life cycle of the butterflies but most fantastic was standing in the midst of so many beautiful different butterflies. We took some wonderful pics and especially loved when they landed on our hands! Great experience. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience for both my mother and I. She wore a green top that day and she attracted 2 butterflies to stay on her top for a good period of time. The lab station is also very interesting to watch. It's amazing to watch the life of butterflies and the sanctuary is also very culturally inclusive, it's really nice to... More 

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