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A truly interesting example of natural history

For the really low price of $5 each, you can enter this historic display that really has a wide... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
mrpoppet
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Loving the Whitsundays
Amazing display, even better host

We weren't sure what to expect here, but the display is incredible and impressive. From beautifully... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
xx90xx
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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119 Wilmington St, Ayr, Queensland 4807, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Fascinating display made up from a wide variety of mainly insects and butterflies. This can never be repeated as you would not be allowed to kill so many creatures for the sake of art. I would have given it excellent if it was not for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

For the really low price of $5 each, you can enter this historic display that really has a wide range of items. Nowhere else has such a display of such quality and quantity. The guide was really friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mrpoppet
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect here, but the display is incredible and impressive. From beautifully arranged butterflies to scary snakes and amazing moths, it's all here. Best part was the host though; he shared amazing stories with us and explained all we saw. Thanks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank xx90xx
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This historic display was setup many years ago (1960's) by Allen Ey that shows a lot of fauna from Australia. The display was the culmination of decades of collecting butterflies, moths and other insects, mostly throughout Queensland in the Burdekin region, this is truly one...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Run by daughter and husband of the originator of this display. Made at a time when specimins could be collected this place can only be described as amazing by a person who loves nature but can't tell you the name of everything. Thousands of beetles,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ed P
Reviewed 13 October 2016

An OK place to visit while you're in town, but not something you'd go out of your way to see. The exhibit was quite good, featuring thousands of butterflies and other native Australian animals. The staff are friendly, interesting enough for a quick visit.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Incredible and colourful arrangement of butterflies, moths, beetles, crabs, sea shells, reptiles, rocks, fossils and aboriginal stone implements. The display is a private collection of Allan and Jess Ey, beautifully arranged in glass display cabinets. Allan's son in law provides an informative commentary. Very reasonable...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

I was blown away by the outstanding display of shells, butterfly's, beetles, snakes, rocks, shells, etc on display - the best $4- I ever spent! This is a painstakingly incredible display, with both the array of objects and the intricate patterns they are presented in....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Frances U
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A wonderful display of all time things Australian Nature over the past 50 years.butterflies, insects, fish, rocks, beetles etc etc. well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Nowhere have I seen a display of nature as good as this one and to think one man with the help of his wife put all of this together. I have been there many times with grandchildren and they always want to return.

Date of experience: November 2015
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