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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

  • 8 Rob Veivers Dr. Map It
  • Kuranda
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 01/16/2014

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More than 1,500 tropical butterflies—including dozens of the electric-blue Ulysses species and Australia's largest butterfly, the green-and-gold Cairns Birdwing—flutter within a compact rain-forest aviary, alighting on foliage, interpretative signage, and feeding stations. About 24,000 pupae are released into the aviary each year, ensuring the colorful spectacle continues. Free half-hour guided tours of the aviary and caterpillar breeding area are full of fascinating


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8 Rob Veivers Dr., Cairns, Queensland, 4881, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • A$19 entry and guided tour; A$56 2-park package (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Rainforestation); A$80 4-park package (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Rainforestation, Cairns Dome Zoo, and Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas)
  • Daily 9:45–4, tours 10:15–3:15

Updated 01/16/2014


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