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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  • The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is a privately owned attraction which offers the largest selection of butterflies in one place anywhere in Australia. One can get up close to photograph all the diff...  more »
  • We visited the Sanctuary in September 2018, so had pleasantly mild weather. The butterflies are exquisite and may even land on your hand or head, so you can certainly have an interactive experience. W...  more »
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