Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda

4.3
#1 of 10 in Parks in Kuranda
Wear bright colors to entice butterflies to land on you at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, situated in the heart of the city. This popular aviary is home to more than 1,500 tropical butterflies indigenous to Australia. Its impressive collection has it earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records as the country's largest butterfly exhibit. The sanctuary rears only butterflies native to Australia, and the adjoining lab breeds about 30,000 caterpillars each year. Many visitors use a local trick of smearing honey on their hands to attract butterflies and then quickly snap photos before they take flight again. You can do that, or simply take a long walk along the sanctuary's many walkways, surrounded by flowers, trees, and hundreds of colorful insects. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Kuranda holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We were quite excited to visit the butterfly sanctuary given other reviews and having a three year old who loves butterflies. Being from Melbourne we have visited the melbourne zoo many times and enjo...  more »
  • Great butterfly sanctuary with friendly staff and a nice easy layout. Very educational and lots of very interesting exhibits.  more »

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