Bribie Island Butterfly House, Bongaree
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OPEN: WEDNESDAY & SUNDAYTo visit Bribie Island Butterfly House on your holiday in Bribie Island, and find out what else Bribie Island has to offer, use our Bribie Island road trip website .
10am - 4pm
LOCATION: 208 First Ave, Bongaree, Bribie Island, Qld Australia.
(Near the AFL grounds - behind the Orchid House)
Bribie Island Butterfly House is a not-for-profit community project completely run by volunteers. We have recently opened our brand new facility to visitors and 100% of profits will be donated to charities.
The new butterfly house is made up of a breeding laboratory where we raise the caterpillars from the eggs which are mostly laid by the butterflies in our house. You can wonder past the viewing area and see our volunteers at work - busily feeding our hungry caterpillars and maintaining the strict hygiene regulations required for such a task.
Wonder through the tunnel and take the time to watch the short video capturing the entire life cycle of a monarch butterfly.
Then out to the magical, flower filled butterfly house. We have hundreds of butterflies flying on any day. Enjoy the magic, relax & witness the magical flight of these amazing creatures. You will notice many quirky attractions as you wonder through the garden.
We have volunteer 'flight attendants' who will take you through an informative guided tour of the 'Bribie Island Airport' as a part of your entry fee.
We have a seating area and coffee machine - however no other food or drink facilities. Bribie has many wonderful coffee shops, clubs and restaurants to enjoy The butterfly house is wheelchair friendly and we have 2 abled and 1 disabled toilet.
We have a strict rule on entry that the butterflies are not to be touched or grabbed. Their health and safety is our #1 priority. If they do land on you please have your cameras ready. You can encourage this by wearing bright colours and flowers.
We are always looking for more dedicated volunteers to help with the project so we can open on more days.
Thank you and enjoy your visit!
Bribie Island Butterfly House Reviews
Caterpillar chrysalis and butterfly data comes first before entering the tranquil Butterfly House. Calmness settled around me like the beautiful butterflies on my head and arms. They sat calmly for a ... more »
It was the greatest of all and a fun day out , says my 6 year old! Loved the positive saying cards Make sure to take a colourful hat (it attracts the butterfly’s) more »
So many butterflies! Lots of photo opportunities as there are so many flying around and lots of flowering plants for them to land on. There are also several small funny "life quote" signs dotted amongst the plants, which adds to the calming atmosphere of the enclosure. Friendly staff. You can spend more time here than you would think, just trying to follow some of the different butterflies around. The website will tell you when they have specific new butterflies available to see. Well worth seeing.
A great experience. The volunteers were friendly and helpful. The plants were lush and colourful and a lovely background for the amazing butterflies. I visited twice, once in the pouring rain and again in the brilliant sunshine and on both occasions was delighted. A lovely memory to take back home to Tasmania.
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