Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Entry Tickets

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5.06 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Guided aviary tours
Behind the scenes tour
Australia's largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit
Over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies
Located in the heart of Kuranda Village
or 4 payments of $6.00 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Fri, Jul 19, 2024

What you can expect

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. Home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies including the striking majestic green Cairns Birdwing, the sanctuary is an all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda.

You’ll be enchanted by these elusive wonders of nature as you wander through the aviary’s boardwalks and gardens with a picturesque rainforest backdrop. Our knowledgeable guides will take you through the aviary and our breeding laboratory, detailing a butterfly’s life cycle and its behaviour.

Be sure to wear something bright and let these beautiful creatures flutter all over you!


What you need to know

  • General Admission to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • New Food Plant Walk
  • Free information sheet in various languages
  • Hotel transfers
  • 4 Park Pass - includes entry to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Wildlife Dome, Rainforestation Nature Park & Wildlife Habitat
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Rainforestation Nature Park (includes Army Duck Tour, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, Koala & Wildlife Park)
  • Australia's largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit
  • Over 2000 magnificent tropical butterflies
  • Behind the Scenes Laboratory Tour
  • Open daily from 9.30am to 3.30pm except Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is situated at 8 Rob Veivers Drive in the heart of Kuranda Village, 40 minutes from Cairns. There is a shuttle bus to Kuranda Heritage Markets and all attractions, departing from the Skyrail & Kuranda Railway Station every 15 minutes between 10am and 3pm daily
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of entry
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

56 reviews

Amazing place to see life around butterflies in Kuranda.

The butterfly sanctuary offered a captivating escape into nature's delicate wonders. Nestled amidst lush greenery, the sanctuary's vibrant array of flowers and carefully tended foliage created an ideal habitat for these ethereal creatures. Upon entering, a serene ambiance enveloped visitors, enhancing the overall experience.

Jayendra B Khuman 7 months ago

Butterfly house in Kuranda village is a must do experience

A wonderful experience for the whole family! This was enjoyed by all 3 kids and adults. I would highly recommend if you are visiting Kuranda. It was peaceful and if you stand quietly the butterflies will come and land on you much to the enjoyment of the children.

Anjie Maclachlan over 1 year ago

100% recommend everyone go and visit! The place is truly magical.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is such a beautiful place to visit with the whole family. We had a wonderful time exploring. As you walk through the butterfly garden, you can't help but smile as the butterflies flutter all around you. Having them land on you and seeing them so close would warm even the coldest heart.

Caitlin Perks about 3 years ago

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