Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly light aviary and exhibit in Australia and the southern hemisphere. This is an all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda, only a short walk from Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway station.

Home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies, you’ll be enchanted by the aerial dynamics of these elusive wonders of nature as you wander through the aviary’s rainforest gardens. Guided aviary tours are available at no extra cost throughout the day, detailing a butterfly’s life cycle and behaviour. Be sure to wear something bright (red, white or hot pink) and let these beautiful and colourful creatures flutter all over you as you wonder through including the majestic green and yellow Cairns Birdwing and the Monarch butterfly.

As well as walking through the aviary, your visit now includes a “behind the scenes” tour of the breeding laboratory which houses 4000 caterpillars. This interesting and educational experience provides an opportunity to view the caterpillars in their varying stages of development. After the tour, see butterflies from around the world in the museum exhibit.

Free shuttle service operates from the Kuranda Skyrail Terminal and the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, or it is only a short 10-minute walk. Can also host events & functions, including weddings, corporate events and parties.

Admission - Includes Guided Aviary & Laboratory Tour
Adult $20
Child [4-14 yrs] $10
Family [2A + 2C] $50

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Covid-19 Important Notice

Some of our Kuranda local shops and cafes are opening on weekends.  If you are within the 150km radius from Kuranda Village and chasing some retail therapy, a river boat tour or fresh coffee, then Kuranda ticks all the boxes. Due to Covid-19, strict social distancing rules still apply

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