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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

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5 Strouds Rd, Bonville, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6653 4766
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Good value for the kids

We spent holidays near Coffs Harbour so went to the Butterfly House for somewhere to take the kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norman P
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Australia
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Loved it

Really lovely experience - the people are genuine and the staff very informative. The kids loved it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff M
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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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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5 Strouds Rd, Bonville, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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+61 2 6653 4766
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"gift shop"
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"stick insects"
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"different varieties"
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"informative staff"
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"jam and cream"
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"unique experience"
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"take your time"
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"morning tea"
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"nice cafe"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent holidays near Coffs Harbour so went to the Butterfly House for somewhere to take the kids. It was really good value and the younger children thoroughly enjoyed it. Some great photos of butterfly’s landing on heads; fingers etc. It was a good way...More

Thank Norman P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely experience - the people are genuine and the staff very informative. The kids loved it and the grounds are well maintained. Cafe had excellent Tea! Scones were enjoyed by the family as was the gift shop!

Thank Geoff M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend a cool or wet day especially with children. Very simple green house full of butterflies and staff that are more than happy to provide information about the life cycle of butterflies. Great location for photographers.

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great gift shop and an impressive display of other insects before you reach the butterfly sanctuary. Once inside it's a magical opportunity to interact with multitudes of butterflies of all shapes and sizes. We spent an hour here and really enjoyed...More

Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought it was overpriced at $18 per adult. We were there for all of an hour including the maze. Disappointed that when we returned from the maze at 2:05pm, the cafe had shut five minutes earlier so we missed out in scones. There were...More

Thank jiska78
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your time to enjoy the butterflies. It's not a huge building but it has heaps of butterflies. They are more active on warm days. The staff were excellent. Loved the bugs too.

Thank Veronica J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for a nice place to go for a couple of hours , you wont be dissapointed. There are a number of interactive items and activitys for the little ones

Thank thecubhole
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit. The staff provided great information, the maze was a good size (not too big but big enough), cafe was lovely as well. It is one of only 3 commercial level butterfly farms left in Australia. Perfect in the cold weather as...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We walked in not knowing what to expect but very simply amazed. Butterflies continually flutter around you and if you sit they will land on you. I had a Bird Wing moth emerge and within five minutes landed on my shirt fluttering furiously trying to...More

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The wife was Lepidopterophobia, the word for fear of butterflies. So I convinced her to go to the ButterflyHouse Coffs Harbour with me. She loved it. The guide was so informative and nice, had the best time.

Thank warddsau
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Armadilo
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Response from Joy R | Reviewed this property |
Its just a 25 min drive from coffs harbour main cbd on the pacific hwy just take the exit and follow the signs
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