Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda

Are you planning a visit to Kuranda? The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda is certainly a must-do. Wander through beautiful rainforest gardens. Get up close to different species of tropical butterflies.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda is home to over 1,500 brilliant tropical butterflies. We are the largest in the Southern Hemisphere! All of the butterflies are bred on-site in a laboratory.

The species you will see are all local rainforest species. For example, the famous electric blue Ulysses. In addition to the gigantic green and yellow Cairns Birdwing and Monarch butterfly.

The rainforest environment perfectly replicates the butterfly’s natural environment. You will enjoy close up encounters with these beautiful butterflies.

Experiences

Firstly, the guided aviary tours are a great way to get the most out of your visit. Experienced guides will take you through the rainforest aviary. Meanwhile, you’ll be learning all about a butterfly’s life cycle and behaviour.

The food plant walk is an educational guided walk in the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda. All of the food sources are grown on-site. Therefore, they can be used in the laboratory to feed the caterpillars.

Finally, in the laboratory, you will see the caterpillars in their varying stages of development. Find out all sorts of interesting facts. For example, why it is that caterpillars need to change their skins five times during their time as a caterpillar.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda is suitable for all weather conditions. The trip to Kuranda on the Scenic Train and Skyrail is an absolute must. Click HERE to read more.

Highlights

  • Largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia.
  • Over 1,500 butterflies including Ulysses and Cairns Birdwing.
  • Free guided tours.

 


Included

Don’t forget your camera!

  • FREE guided tours are included in the cost of your Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda admission. Your guide will take you through the aviary and laboratory. In addition, learn about the butterfly’s life cycle and elaborate courtship rituals.
  • See the world the way a butterfly does in the UV light display!
  • Entrance into the Laboratory.
  • Use the sanctuary’s state of the art microscope. You will see the intricate details of the butterfly’s anatomy. Furthermore, the microscope is easy to operate by all ages!
  • Entrance into the educational exhibits. Watch the Cairns Birdwing emerging video. As well as the silk moth Caterpillars live display.
  • Entry into the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary museum. After that, view 584 different butterfly species from around the world!


What to bring

  • Be sure to wear your brightest pink or red shirt. This significantly helps to attract butterflies!
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat and water


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