Things to Do Kuranda

Looking for things to do Kuranda?

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere.

Located in the heart of Kuranda, only a short walk from Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway station, our sanctuary is home to over 2000 butterflies from a variety of species.

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Jacqueline snapped this photo recently - isn't it just so precious?

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Butterfly Guide Jenna captured this video showing a butterfly flapping its wings whilst eating. But why don't butterflies just sit on flowers to eat the Nectar, considering increased flapping decreases their lifespan?

Good question! The answer is simple - they are ectothermic which means they have to keep their muscles warm and they are prey for a number of other animals so have be able to move at a moments' notice.
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Julie KootWe spotted a very large Ulysses butterfly, last weekend end in our area.....Edmonton. Pentus flowers are the best we have , white ,pink & red

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Carras VillaMatthew there's a sanctuary to go to...might be a bit far tho...

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Dorothy StanfillHumans do the same thing, we just don't know it. Nerve endings keep a under layer warm and waiting to respond.

3 weeks ago

Elham BinaAmazing info.

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary shared Australian Museum's video.

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This looks like a fantastic exhibition - we're a little sad we can't go ourselves! If you're in the area and you're able to go, we'd love to hear what it's like <3
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