Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda

Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary - Kuranda

REGION: Tropical North QLD, Kuranda
ENTERTAINMENT TYPE: Attractions
ADDRESS: 8 Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda, QLD, 4881
PHONE: 07 4093 7575
WEBSITE: www.australianbutterflies.com


Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - a quality wildlife park in the heart of Kuranda Village.

Situated next to the Kuranda markets, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies that are hand reared on the premises.

All are local rainforest species, including an iconic Kuranda butterfly, the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, and the majestic fluoro green and yellowCairns Birdwing.

The aviary, set in the midst of Kuranda rainforest, was opened in 1987 and has been visited by over a million people since. Guided toursthrough the aviary and laboratory are conducted throughout the day, detailing a butterfly's life cycle and behaviour.

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is included in several Kuranda tours with other Kuranda attractions, such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, and other Kuranda zoos such as Rainforestation Nature Park.

30-minute guided tours through the flight aviary are available at no extra cost, regularly throughout the day.

Presented in an informal and friendly manner, the guided tour details various interesting and little known aspects of a butterfly's life cycle and behaviour. As you move through the aviary the tour guide will give explanations about butterfly life expectancy, courtship displays, as well as commenting on butterfly behaviour as it is observed throughout the tour.

The tour concludes in the air conditioned museum, where different types of butterflies from all over the world are displayed.


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