Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Open from 10am - 4pm
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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.

Wander the tropical rainforest aviary where jewel-colored butterflies float in the air. See the magnificent electric blue Ulysses butterfly, or the fluorescent green and yellow Cairns birdwing. 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).

What's included

  • General admission to butterfly sanctuary
  • Free guided tours daily
  • Free behind the scenes laboratory tour

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off