Australian Butterfly Sanctuary - Cairns

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Departure Time :
    Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024Monday - Sunday : 09:45 AM - 03:00 PM4 Park Package, 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024Monday - Sunday : 09:45 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Return Details :
    Please present your voucher to the admission desk.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Be dazzled by more than 1,500 tropical jewel-colored butterflies at the Australia Butterfly Sanctuary. Located in the heart of Kuranda, the Australian butterfly sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia. Wander through the landscaped gardens that replicate the natural rainforest environment as hundreds of butterflies float around you. Complimentary tours take place through the day and a 'Behind-the-Scenes' Laboratory Tour is also included with entry.

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Wander the tropical rainforest aviary where jewel-coloured butterflies float in the air. See the fluorescent green and yellow Cairns birdwing, the vibrant Blue Eggfly and more! The sanctuary is home to more than 1,500 butterflies that have all been hand reared on the premises. Visit the laboratory and learn about the breeding cycle, see how the butterfly eggs are collected and cleaned, and then hand raised into caterpillars before turning into beautiful butterflies. The museum displays many different species from around the world. Don’t forget to see the moth exhibit, home to the Hercules moth with a wing span reaching up to 14 inches (36 cm).

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Wander the tropical rainforest aviary where jewel-coloured butterflies float in the air. See the fluorescent green and yellow Cairns birdwing, the vibrant Blue Eggfly and more! The sanctuary is home to more than 1,500 butterflies that have all been hand reared on the premises. Visit the laboratory and learn about the breeding cycle, see how the butterfly eggs are collected and cleaned, and then hand raised into caterpillars before turning into beautiful butterflies. The museum displays many different species from around the world. Don’t forget to see the moth exhibit, home to the Hercules moth with a wing span reaching up to 14 inches (36 cm).

Inclusions

  • Admission Fee
  • Free guided tours daily
  • Free behind the scenes laboratory tour
  • Free Guided Foodplant Walk

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Wheelchair accessible

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Sanctuary closes at 3 pm

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Aug-2023

    5/5 we were so happy to come though the butterfly sanctuary again this wasn't planned and it was a nice day coming here thank

  • 25-May-2023

    Not a lot of stunning Butterflies around and it was nearly lunchtime in the sunshine and heat thought more would of been flying around. Only saw 3 different ones that were impressive and worthy of photos. The walking path was a bit tricky in places being uneven surface and wet too Feel the 1 in NZ down Southland is more impressive

  • 04-Oct-2021

    Butterflies Butterflies everywhere! What an amazing Sanctuary and so beautiful inside to walk around. Take your time and move slowly through the Sanctuary and you will see more than you could ever imagine. So great to see the Butterflies being looked after so well. You will leave with a better respect for these colourful and gentle beauties.

  • 28-Sep-2021

    butterflies are one of my favourite things - this place is so worth a visit will return to kuranda to see this again

  • 05-Oct-2020

    Despite it being busy and Covid rules (and this was managed well) we found our visit to be a delight. After chasing butterflies all around Nth Qld for photos, they were all here, flitting around and providing us with so many photo opportunities. So many butterflies including lots of Ulysses butterflies right in front of us, many landing on us whilst we were wandering. A very enjoyable experience, for adults and kids.

  • 22-Sep-2020

    There were so many different colours & shapes of butterflies. It was so cool to have them flying around you. Take your time to soak up the experience, however if you're on a tour make sure you keep an eye on the time. My teenage daughters loved it just as much as I did. And the staff were friendly too.

  • 18-Aug-2020

    I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this Sanctuary if visiting Kuranda village. As well as getting up close to a wide range of species, the centre is a good educational experience as well. Your ticket lasts all day, so you can pop in and out any time. Great work guys!

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Amazing can spend as much time as you like and free re entry all day to go back as many times as you like

  • 19-Jan-2020

    A lovely little butterfly house with many butterflies (unfortunately they are having real trouble with the big blue Ulysses butterflies so none there, though we spotted a few around Kuranda Village). Plenty of birdsongs and other varieties and some interesting information and trivia along the way. The Goliath moths in the separate enclosure were something to see, along with the caterpillars and cocoons showing the lifecycle stages. A touch pricey for the time it takes but a good experience.

  • 20-Nov-2019

    This was a well maintained, wonderful environment to see and interact with several species of butterflies.

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