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“Kids love it”

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Bonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Butterfly House is an enclosed subtropical environment where visitors have the opportunity all year round, to get close to nature, be surrounded by myriads of live Australian butterflies and learn about their life-cycle. Our knowledgeable guides are always available to share the experience. Visitors can explore our maze and enjoy a snack in our cafe.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

It was a humid and hot day when we visited there in Jan 2013. No air conditioner. But kid had wonderful time. A little bit expensive entry fee and not like what we expected.

Thank Fay O
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Overly expensive, not much to see or do. Advertising is deceptive.The maze was not difficult but stupid. This place would be boring for kids too . Stay away and stay in your cocoon!!!

4  Thank Robs1985
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We stopped by the butterfly house on a road trip down to NSW. The maze was quite fun (we are big kids!) and the butterfly house had quite a few varied species which you are allowed to let them walk onto your finger (as long as you didn't touch the wings!). I had a fair few land on me and one of the guides there was pretty knowledgable and we had a chat about how they got all the butterflies and their lifecycle. As somewhere to stop for an hour or so it was a pretty good way to spend a morning!

1  Thank Brissy_cally
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We visited the Butterfly house in the September school holidays
I had prebooked as there were a group of us, old 78 and young 18 months
They had a private PARTY room set up for us
The young ones had a great time colouring while we waited for our lunch
The food was fresh and yummy
The children had carrot cake and a large jug of cordial to share
Us oldies enjoyed sandwiches, fresh fruit platter and a drink of our choice
I chose the decaf cappacinno, good choice
There was food left over and we were allowed to take it with us
Then we went and visited the butterflies. The children were fascinated by them
The staff bent over backwards to assist us and the other customers that kept on coming and coming
I would love to thank everyone there for a great day out

1  Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Well cared for premises and interested staff mean that this attraction delivers well for those looking for butterflies. Its focus is on the heated (tropical) butterfly house with about 10 live varieties that you can walk amongst. There's also a gift shop and puzzle area nearby but they're side attractions for the main one. Note that the tropical climate can be a little unsettling for some but you can go in and out as need be. There's also some printed material to explain many questions that people may have.

Staff are interested and helpful, and there's a plethora of butterflies so you'll be able to have one land on you if you stay still for a while. It delivers well what it sets out to.

1  Thank OdysseusTwo
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