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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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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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US$15.00*
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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US$18.46*
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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
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US$36.16*
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Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

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Simply Wonderful

What a great find this was . Although initially we thought it a bit expensive, we were on holiday so thought why not. So glad we did, arrived just in time for a guided tour, no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Coochiemudlo Island, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kuranda village only has a few attractions and we were told that this is one of them. However we were disappointed with the place. It is very small and took us only 20 mins to cover even taking photos of the butterflies along the way. We felt that the entry fee was exorbitant for the size of the place. They... More 

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CaPTA_Group, Owner at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. We’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit. With regards to the entry price, we are a locally owned and operated family business, so we do not receive government funding like other wildlife parks or zoos. We breed all of our species on site, which means... More 

Coochiemudlo Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great find this was . Although initially we thought it a bit expensive, we were on holiday so thought why not. So glad we did, arrived just in time for a guided tour, no extra charge. It was so interesting and learnt so much about the life of a butterfly. So many varieties of butterflies as well, they... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our family had an amazing time experiencing all the different butterflies! Awesome facility and definitely the highlight of our trip to Kuranda, as the markets not worth it.

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Thank Sias E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Butterfly sanctuaries are always lovely and this was no exception. A great activity on a warm day, and relaxing watching these beautiful creatures or a great chance for some photography. Reasonably priced. Good for families.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the first time with a Photography Tour, I could have stayed there all day! It is a very relaxing place, with lots of colorful little ones floating around. You can also see the caterpillars and there are also tours to see how it all works. As a Photographer it was a great opportunity to see species that would... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a place I could take my family and indulge in my photography hobby. We bought a laminated guide and our boys had fun trying to spot the different butterflies and moths. We spent about 45 minutes wandering around and saw all parts of the sanctuary plus take a few photos. The highlight of my day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for visiting if the weather is inclement during your exhilarating trip to Kuranda as its pretty much in a self contained greenhouse. Very peaceful inside, at least while we were there. For those etymologists out there, there is plenty of detailed information regarding the species found inside, and even a hatching laboratory (if that is the correct term for... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice exhibit that you may walk around inside. So butterflies are everywhere. They can/will land in your hair, on your clothes and often on your outstretched hand. They have a retractable roof which closes when it rains. It does this not to keep you dry. But to keep the temperature high for the butterflies. After all, it is all about... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw the price to get in I must say I was a bit hesitant as I am a zoo member and very spoilt to see butterflies at our zoo. But my daughter really wanted to go in. And we actually all loved it. Nice area to view them in flight. And a breeding area. We enjoyed it. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow how beautiful and majestic the butterflies are. This was informative, interesting, and fun. We were all amazed how delicate and beautiful the butterfly are. This was very special to see lots of them flying so softly throughout the enclosure. The colours were absolutely gorgeous. The girls loved this experience.

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