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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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    What to Expect
    Your admission to Kuranda’s Australian Butterfly Sanctuary opens your eyes to a tropical world of butterflies, where more than 1,500 of these colorful creatures float around you while you walk through the rainforest environment inside the free-flight aviary. Spot the fluorescent yellow and green Cairns birdwing or the electric-blue Ulysses, and check out the moth exhibit for a look at a Hercules moth, whose wingspan can reach a whopping 14 inches (36 cm).

    Included with your admission is access to the laboratory, where you can learn about the breeding cycle and discover how eggs are collected and hand-raised while they become caterpillars, who, of course, eventually turn into butterflies. See species from around the world at the museum.

    When booking, you have the option to upgrade to the 4 Park Pass for combo admission to three more area attractions: Rainforestation, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and the Cairns Wildlife Dome.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    • Free guided tours daily
    • Free behind the scenes laboratory tour
    • Entry/Admission - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Tropic Wings Cairns Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Gray Line Australia - Cairns
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Sanctuary closes at 4pm
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    This was a really cool little sanctuary to visit. It was incredible to see so many butterflies in one spot. Here, you can learn about butterflies, and also learn about the process they go through from caterpillar to butterfly. Definitely worth seeing while you’re in...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Samantha M
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    underrated must go cairns attraction so many butterflies color paradise family fun loved the experience

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Firdos B
    Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

    We really enjoyed seeing so many species. Guided tour was very informing. Got really close to them. Just like bees, butterflies are so important to our future existence.

    Thank jat2168
    Reviewed 30 March 2019

    Enjoyed this visit and got some wonderful up close photographs of butterflies you may never see otherwise. Unfortunately as there had been a cyclone through a week before, the humidity was extreme so we could not stay in there for long. But worth the visit...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank suzekelvin
    Reviewed 25 April 2018

    We drove from Port Douglas and enjoyed the trip down. The butterflies were beautiful and we loved walking amongst them. There was lots of information which was fascinating to read and we enjoyed visiting the lab and finding out about the life cycle of the...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    1  Thank Angel68_12
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