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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (Kuranda)
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Description

Home to over 1600 butterflies, including the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is a colourful, vibrant day out and takes the title as the largest butterfly aviary and exhibits in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere!

Learn about these incredible, other-worldly creatures and their fascinating habits and lives through the sanctuary's array of unique butterfly experiences. Located in the centre of Kundra, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is an ideal family day out!  

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Experiences

Main Aviary

Replicating a lush, green, rainforest landscape, the main aviary features an under-storey and canopy along with waterfalls, streams which create a natural and rainforest feeling setting. The Main Aviary is designed to home the world’s most nervous butterfly, the Ulysses.  

Food Plant Walk

An educational alk is a 20 minute, inspiring walk which tells you all about how the sanctuary feeds its many butterflies and their fascinating, unique eating habits!  

Butterflies Myths and Legends

As curious creatures which have been around for over 200 million years, butterflies have endless secrets, myths and legends which you can discover right here at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary!  

Egg Laying Area

To constantly reproduce butterflies on the premises, the laboratory collects eggs daily so they can then ‘hand-raise’ them so they can later be released into the sanctuary. An essential and fascinating part of their metamorphosis process, the Egg Laying Area is a must-see!

Host Plants

Boasting over three acres of land on site, learning about how the Host Plants provide for the caterpillars is an integral part of butterflies' journey and integral to the experience.  

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Tickets 2021

Type of TicketPrice 
Adult Entry$20
Child Entry$10
4 Part Package$97, $48.50, $242.50
Australian Butterfly and Sanctuary & Reforestation Park$130, $65, $325
CaPTA Group Annual Pass$104, $52, $260
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How to Get There

Cómo llegar a Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The address is: 8 Rob Veivers Drive, in the heart of Kuranda Village

  • Shuttle Bus: there is a free shuttle bus service which operates from the Kuranda Sky Terminal and the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.  
  •  Car: drive into the centre of Kuranda Village, which is about 40 minutes from Cairns. You can then take the Free Shuttle Bus  
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Useful Information

Opening times

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is open from 10am - 3pm 

Gift and Souvenir Shop

Buy some incredible butterfly themed gifts from our favourite souvenir shop.

Access

Parking: there is car parking available just across the road from the sanctuary entrance.  

The aviary is fully wheelchair accessible and aims to support access visitors in any way that it can.

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FAQ

What is the address of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary?

The Butterfly Sanctuary address is 8 Rob Veivers Drive, in the heart of Kuranda Village. 

How can I get to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary?

You can get to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary by taking the free shuttle bus which runs from the Kundra Sky Terminal and the Kundra Scene Railway Station.  

Is the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary accessible?

Yes, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is fully accessible, please see the website for more details. 

How many butterflies are there at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary?

There are approximately 1600 butterflies in the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.  



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  • 4 Park Pass - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Emily Styles
Emily Styles
21 Oct 2020
Good Really beautiful place. I recommend going to the part where you learn all about how they lay eggs!
Katie Row
Katie Row
17 Feb 2020
Good Beautiful, tropical place right in the heart of Kundra.
Megan  Robinson
Megan Robinson
25 Jan 2020
Good Learned soo much about butterflies here!! incred.
Katie Rollinson
Katie Rollinson
18 Sep 2020
Good Really beaut day out. Love how they look after the butterflies.
Jackie Paige
Jackie Paige
16 Aug 2020
Good Beautiful and tranquil place to visit. My little girl and I loved learning all about the butterflies.
Jill Payne
Jill Payne
9 Aug 2020
Good Beautiful place and location !
Alice Campbell
Alice Campbell
7 Oct 2020
Good Was surprised at how much I loved going here. Butterflies are really beautiful and interesting animals.
Olivia  Anderson
Olivia Anderson
15 Oct 2020
Good My little girl loves butterflies and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary did not disappoint - it was worth the journey. I learned so much about butterflies myself!
Dave Thompson
Dave Thompson
14 Mar 2020
Excellent Wonderful park and easy to get to from Cairns. Its fascinating to experience how butterflies lay their eggs.
Lewis Howard
Lewis Howard
24 Jul 2020
Excellent Wonderful place to see some butterflies and learn all about their life journey.
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