Be dazzled by more than 1,500 tropical jewel-colored butterflies at the Australia Butterfly Sanctuary. Located in the heart of Kuranda, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia. Wander through the landscaped gardens that replicate the natural rainforest environment as hundreds of butterflies float around you. Complimentary tours take place through the day and a 'Behind-the-Scenes' Laboratory Tour is also included with entry.
Wander the tropical rainforest aviary where jewel-colored butterflies float in the air. See the magnificent electric blue Ulysses butterfly, or the fluorescent green and yellow Cairns birdwing. The sanctuary is home to more than 1,500 butterflies that have all been hand reared on the premises.
Visit the laboratory and learn about the breeding cycle, see how the butterfly eggs are collected and cleaned, and then hand raised into caterpillars before turning into beautiful butterflies. The museum displays many different species from around the world. Don’t forget to see the moth exhibit, home to the Hercules moth with a wing span reaching up to 14 inches (36 cm).
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.
Departure Point:Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
- Open from 10am - 4pm
Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.
General admission ticket to Butterfly Sanctuary
General admission pass to the following 4 top attractions - Cairns Wildlife Dome, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Rainforestation Nature Park and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
- General admission to butterfly sanctuary
- Free guided tours daily
- Free behind the scenes laboratory tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Sanctuary closes at 4pm
Itinerary:Upgrade to the 4 Park Pass for unlimited fun at 4 top attractions: Save over 20% on the single entry price by combining your visit to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary with the following attractions.
Rainforestation: Explore Australia's World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest at the Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda. The park is set on 100 acres (40 hectares) of pristine rainforest within five minutes’ drive of Kuranda village, accessible from Cairns by road or by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or the Kuranda Scenic Railway (transport between Cairns and Kuranda is not included). This eco-friendly Kuranda attraction offers three unique experiences: the Army Duck Rainforest Tours with Tropical Fruit Orchard, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, and the Koala and Wildlife Park.
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas: Get up close to Australian native flora and fauna at Wildlife Habitat located just outside of Port Douglas. There are three different environments to explore – the Wetlands, Rainforest and Grasslands, each with unique habitats.
Cairns Wildlife Dome: Discover the sights and sounds of the rainforest right in the heart of Cairns at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. See native birds fly freely around you in the glass- enclosed rooftop dome, get eye to eye with Goliath the saltwater crocodile, and meet the reptiles, wallabies and koalas.
Please note: You do not need to visit all the attractions in the one day. Entry for subsequent attractions is valid for one month from the date of entry for the first attraction.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.