Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (Kuranda)
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Home to over 1,200 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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The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary offers a variety of experiences such as educational exhibits, the laboratory, the fairy garden, the UV light display, and more.

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Tickets

This entry also allows for a self guided aviary & laboratory access 

Type of ticketsPrice
Adult$24.00
Child (4-14yrs)$15.00
Family (2A + 2C)$63.00

Multi Park Package - Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Multi Park Package includes entry toAustralian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Rainforestation Nature Park

Type of ticketsPrice
Adult$105.00
Child (4-14yrs)$65.00
Family (2A + 2C)$275.00

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary + Rainforestation Nature Park  + Shuttle

This ticket must be purchased on site.

Type of tickets Price
Adult$91.00
Child (4-14yrs) $55.00
Family (2A + 2C) $237.00

* Locals can get 20% discount off entry with the code BUTTERFLYLOCAL and showing ID upon arrival.

* Entry for infants (0 - 3 years) is free of charge.

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Opening Hours

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is open to the public every day from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The Sanctuary is closed on Christmas Day.

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How to Get There

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is located at 8 Rob Veivers Drive, in the heart of Kuranda Village, where you can arrive by:

  • 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

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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Contact

If you wish to deliver any further comments or querys, you can contact Australian Butterfly Sanctuary directly at:

  • Telephone: +61 7 4093 7575
  • Email: ulysses@australianbutterflies.com
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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.  



When is the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary open?

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary opens daily from  9.30am to 3.30pm.

When is the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary closed?

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary closes on Christmas Day.

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Katie Row
Katie Row
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Good Beautiful, tropical place right in the heart of Kundra.
Megan  Robinson
Megan Robinson
Hace más de 1 año
Good Learned soo much about butterflies here!! incred.
Jill Payne
Jill Payne
Hace más de 1 año
Good Beautiful place and location !
Emily Styles
Emily Styles
Hace más de 1 año
Good Really beautiful place. I recommend going to the part where you learn all about how they lay eggs!
Katie Rollinson
Katie Rollinson
Hace más de 1 año
Good Really beaut day out. Love how they look after the butterflies.
Jackie Paige
Jackie Paige
Hace más de 1 año
Good Beautiful and tranquil place to visit. My little girl and I loved learning all about the butterflies.
Alice Campbell
Alice Campbell
Hace más de 1 año
Good Was surprised at how much I loved going here. Butterflies are really beautiful and interesting animals.
Olivia  Anderson
Olivia Anderson
Hace más de 1 año
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
Hace más de 1 año
Excellent Wonderful park and easy to get to from Cairns. Its fascinating to experience how butterflies lay their eggs.
Lewis Howard
Lewis Howard
Hace más de 1 año
Excellent Wonderful place to see some butterflies and learn all about their life journey.