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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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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...more
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8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child I studied Entomology, so I was right in my element. You don't have to be an insect enthusiast, this place is like being touched by GOD when these beautiful creatures land on you. (Wear WHITE, they're attracted to white) There's a serenity...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank natureboy t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The butterflies abound in this tropical greenhouse and if you wear colourful clothes then they are likely to land on you. Less chance with plain coloured clothing. There are so many butterflies flying around that you are turning around time and time again to follow...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is a privately owned attraction which offers the largest selection of butterflies in one place anywhere in Australia. One can get up close to photograph all the different butterflies that fly in the open area as you walk through. The guided...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 101rosannap
Reviewed 5 February 2019

We visited the Sanctuary in September 2018, so had pleasantly mild weather. The butterflies are exquisite and may even land on your hand or head, so you can certainly have an interactive experience. We joined the guided tour and loved learning about the life of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer_Maree8
Reviewed 1 February 2019

It was so nice being in the same space as the butterflies. They were beautiful! They frequently landed on us which was fun. The information provided about the butterflies was interesting as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 30 January 2019

We had been been communicating with the Butterfly Sanctuary for a few months in regards to booking the venue for our wedding ceremony. The staff were courteous and prompt with their replies, and the booking process was a breeze. On arrival, the morning of our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DerekGilby
Reviewed 28 January 2019

My wife and I visited Kuranda as part of a tour and were given 45 minutes to wander about. On a whim, we visited the butterfly sanctuary. It was quite extensive and had 10's of butterflies flitting about and resting on the dense foliage. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 290jamesw
Reviewed 15 January 2019

The Butterfly Sanctuary is a delight. Recommended for kids and older. In addition to Kuranda's natural beauty this place is highlight

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marksJ1387JQ
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This place was really neat and more than I expected. Tons of beautiful butterfly’s and lots of fun facts about them all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suntiine2018
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

It's not the biggest you'll see... Maybe not the "best" but it was certainly worth the entrance fee and quite stunning to see all the different varieties of butterflies. My 2 year old loved it (until she fell over). If you have little ones who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Petwin4883
24 September 2015|
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Response from Hans v |
How labor intensive is it to 'breed' butterflies? Is it expensive to set up a butterfly sanctuary? What sort of capital would be required to start one up?
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Maureen B
1 September 2015|
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Hi there. Unfortunately there is no direct bus service from Palm Cove to Kuranda. You would have to get a Sunbus from Palm Cove to Smithfield (No. 110 or 111), and then change to get either TransNorth bus or John's bus to... More
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Maureen B
1 September 2015|
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Response from Ben W | Property representative |
Hi there. Unfortunately there is no direct bus service from Palm Cove to Kuranda. You would have to get a Sunbus from Palm Cove to Smithfield (No. 110 or 111), and then change to get either TransNorth bus or John's bus to... More
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