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The Butterfly and Orchid Garden

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Address: Dickson Holiday park | Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-868 8080
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Take your time and the kids

The kids loved it. They had lots of butterflies land on them with lots of photo opportunities. Lovely setting

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Thames, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The kids loved it. They had lots of butterflies land on them with lots of photo opportunities. Lovely setting

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It sounds a bit boring but it is a really interesting place to stop. Set in a campground (also very pretty spot) the butterfly house is quite large and filled with stunning pretty butterflies flitting around. Children will love this. If you're into tropical plants you'll love it for this reason too. Giant heliconias, ginger plants, telopeia, pitcher plants etc... More 

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Thank Ah62
Whangamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids loved the variety of butterflies, as it is enclosed it's easy to keep everyone together too. Nice and warm inside, good activity to do with children

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Thank Deborah V
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little butterfly house, worth a visit en route to the North. The holiday camp us also in a beautiful setting.

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Barmah, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is like stepping into another world. The beauty of the plants, their flowers and of course the colourful butterflies stops you in your tracks. The immediate ambiance is one of peace and tranquillity. After the acclimatisation phase wears off one starts to take a closer look at the butterflies and tropical plants and there is sheer beauty every where.... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

the butterflies are very pretty and i like going there because i love how the butterflies come out of their cocoon

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Thank caitlyn s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My kids and I had a great time at the Butterfly and Orchid Garden. Once we worked out that we could demist our cameras under the cool fan near the back, we were off! Trying to capture each and every butterfly before it fluttered off to the next stunning orchid bloom! Perfect way to spend a morning if you have... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

It was just a small place and took me around 15 mins to visit it. The butterfly house is pretty and there were lots of nice butterflies and tropical plants but it was just really overpriced for all that it was, Given how long you can spend there. I don't like to condem attractions but it just wasn't worth the... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We have been several times over the years with grandchidren. Last year we took a younger grandchild who isn't keen on butterflies. Stiill a fabulous place to visit

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is a tricky one to review. My camera hated it! They provide a small fan heater which you can use to warm your camera up and get rid of the moisture on the lens. This sort of worked (the lens cleared but the screen didn't which was very frustrating - however, the iPhone had no problems with the humidity... More 

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