Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia, home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies, including the majestic green Cairns Birdwing.

Highlights

  • Surround yourself by more than 1500 multi-colored butterflies
  • Explore the biggest butterfly aviary in Australia at your leisure
  • Visit the laboratory and learn about breeding caterpillars
  • Interact with the beautiful butterflies up close and personal
  • Learn about the various species and their breeding cycle from the experts

Description

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary provides a world-class wildlife experience in the heart of Kuranda. The all-weather experience is home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies. All butterflies in the sanctuary are local rainforest species, while the undisputed stars are the fluoro green Cairns Birdwings. Wear something bright (red, white, or hot pink are best) and let these beautiful creatures flutter all over you. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the aviary. Learn to identify each of the butterfly species, as the guides explain a butterfly’s life cycle and its behavior.  Visit the breeding laboratory, which houses up to 4,000 caterpillars. An opportunity to view first-hand the breeding laboratory through special viewing windows, where you will see the caterpillars in their varying stages of development. Watch as the laboratory staff collects eggs daily and “hand-raise” the caterpillars right through to the chrysalis stage, until they are released as beautiful butterflies into the sanctuary.

Includes

Entry into the largest Butterfly sanctuary in the southern hemisphere. Visit our breeding Laboratory to see how we breed all our butterflies. Join one of our free guided tours (enquire about times on arrival). Learn about butterflies from around the world in our Museum. Browse our gift shop for the perfect souvenir of your visit.

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