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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
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+61 7 4093 7575
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"guided tour"
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"stand still"
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"eggs"
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"breeding program"
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"different species"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Austaralia butterfly sanctuary with our kids, 4 and 6 years old. The Entrance fee is 50 Aud for a family and I think its a little bit to expensive for What you get! Beautiful butterflies yes, but its a fairly small space that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here and was pleasantly surprised. Really interesting. Take the tour with the guide if you want to learn a lot about the place.

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a lovely tourist attractions - butterflies flying everywhere. We did the tour which I would recommend - it was so interesting to see how the butterflies are raised from the egg collection to a caterpillar to the butterfly. It was interesting to...More

Thank Saandra701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited just as they opened and were lucky to have a tour all to ourselves! The staff were very knowledgeable and we learnt alot. Its worth staying a while if you have time to sit and watch the butterflies, they landed on us while...More

Thank Gem F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went because my wife loves butterflys (who doesn't)! One of the stars of the show for us was a Hercules Moth. Biggest butterfly of them all!! This was fairly educational as there are numerous opportunities to learn about the varied butterflys and they are...More

Thank sasnks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought it would not be my thing but I really enjoyed it. Do the tour and you will appreciate it even more. Nice, informative and motivated staff.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great thing to see but felt it was a little pricey for what it was and the volume of people at the time we went made it difficult to move around.

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Kuranda on numerous occasions in the past, my wife and I decided it was about time we paid a visit to this facility. Our visit provided us with a very pleasant mornings' entertainment. The butterflies were very beautiful and appeared quite happy to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a good couple of hours here wandering round taking photos of the butterflies - doesnt matter what the weather is like outside its always hot in here plenty to see and do

Thank swift314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh, it was the wet season. This made the indoor Australian Butterfly Sanctuary all the more inviting. We always try to explore these sanctuaries when we can. This one did not disappoint. While there were not hundreds of the creatures fluttering about, there were enough...More

Thank tmjrobin
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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 CaPTA_Group | 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 CaPTA_Group | 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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