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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
+61 7 4093 7575
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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 you wonder through the aviary's rainforest gardens.
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8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
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+61 7 4093 7575
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We stopped in during our three hours in Kuranda and chose this over the bird park as we had never been to a butterfly park before. It was quite lovely, though very busy. We saw lots of different varieties of butterflies and enjoyed a leisurely...More

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed today via mobile

A great little spot with a wide range of butterflies that are visible all around the sanctuary. It’s undercover so that you don’t have any o worry about the weather. I advise to not hurry or rush through, spend some time there and you will...More

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here with our teenagers and even our teenage son was hoping he would have a butterfly land on him once we went inside. I loved that we could see them up close and watch them feed on the flowers. The nursery/breeding area was...More

Thank Cassie W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Maybe it was the time of the year but I expected a lot more butterflies than what there was and was hoping to see a few more varieties.

Thank Kiwijanice
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We travelled to Kuranda via the train and visited the butterfly sanctuary. Wow - it really was beautiful! Our children (2, 5, 9 year olds) loved it, we had butterfly’s landing on our heads, hands, arms! So much fun!! We all really enjoyed our visit...More

Thank mum23all
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very relaxing place. Absolutely stunning, the butterflies are very and sometimes they land on your head. Great place to go if you love butterflies.

Thank Natewhal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful butterflies in a nice open enclosure. Really interesting information everywhere. Fascinating to see the breeding process. Great fun having butterflies land on you - which definitely happens if you are wearing light colours and stand in the sunlight. A really interesting place to visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Being my mother's first trip to Australia, I wanted to show my mom the best FNQ has to offer and was not disappointed. Without a doubt, the highlight of our day was witnessing a mammoth Hercules Caterpillar shedding its skin in real time during the...More

Thank Nina C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with the family, and it was worth the visit. A worthy visit, as it is fairly relaxing watching a large range of butterflies fly around. If you are lucky enough (and our kids were), they will land on you, posing for plenty...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled up on the train and after wandering through the town, stumbled on the Butterfly Sanctuary. Wow, it was a terrific experience. The guides were all very knowledgeable and clearly proud of their work. Highly recommended.

Thank Susan M
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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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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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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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