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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, 8 Rob Veivers Dr., Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
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The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the leading Kuranda attraction.

It is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia – an all-weather experience in the heart of the beautiful Kuranda village.

Home to over 2000 magnificent tropical butterflies, you’ll be enchanted by the aerial dynamics of these elusive wonders of nature as you wander through the aviary’s rainforest gardens. Our butterflies include local rainforest species, including the electric blue Ulysses and the majestic green & yellow Cairns Birdwing.


Q. How long does it take to see the butterflies?
A. A 30 minute guided tour is included in the admission price however you are free to explore on your own and so allow 20 minutes to see all the exhibits or you can stay all day.

Q. What time is the next tour?
A. Tours operate upon request, so if you can’t join up with one that has just started, you wouldn’t have to wait longer than 15 minutes for the next one.

Q. Will the butterflies land on me?
A. If they want to – we can’t force them to do anything however they are attracted to bright colours so make sure you wear bright coloured clothing to increase your chances.

Q. What colours attract the butterflies?
A. Colours that look like flowers – including red, white and pink are popular with the butterflies.

Q. Do you offer discounts on the admission price?
A. Yes, we have discounts for locals, students and seniors. To check prices see our BOOK NOW page or email us at ulysses@australianbutterflies.com

Q. Can we still visit the sanctuary if it is raining?
A. Yes, we are an all-weather attraction.

Q.Is it hot and humid in the sanctuary?
A. We do not need to use artificial heating because our tropical climate is natural enough for our butterflies to fly, eat, mate and play! It can get very warm in summer, so we recommend that you drink lots of water during your visit.

Q. Can we eat in the sanctuary?
A. No, regrettably we cannot allow food or sugary drinks into the aviary as it attracts ants and other predators that may harm our butterflies.

Q. Can we come back later in the day or on another day?
A. Yes, we can issue you with a re-entry pass that allows you to return during the same day or on another day/s while you are in the area (to be used within a month).

What's Included

Facilities at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary include:

  • Free Wi-fi
  • Gift and Souvenir Shop
  • Parking is available across the road from the sanctuary entrance
  • Restrooms
  • Water bubbler located at the entrance
  • Wheelchair access available in the aviary
  • Bottled water is available for purchase in the gift shop

Should you need information or assistance during your visit, please ask any of our friendly staff who will attend to your needs or email your query to ulysses@australianbutterflies.com

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