Purple Butterfly Valley
Purple Butterfly Valley information
Lonely Planet review
The valley is not one geographical location, but a number of sites around the recreation area. Some will be signed as you drive along the main road, but enquire at the visitor information centre for good butterfly-watching locations. The centre is located where County Rd 132 meets Hwy 27, before the entrance of the recreation area.
The best time to watch the butterflies is between 9am and 11am. On cooler or rainy days the butterflies remain motionless, hanging from the trees like garlands. It's possible to arrange a tour with De En Gorge Guesthouse .