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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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We love this beautiful close up of one of our Cairns Birdwings, taken by the lovely Rachel!

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Renée ThompsonIn my garden, beautiful birdwing on my top 🦋❤️

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Natasha RiceOMG stunning

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Perfection <3

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ATTENTION : ALL LOCALS - This recent wet weather has brought along with it an influx of Hercules moths. We now have a surplus of eggs - so if anyone is interested in feeding these hungry caterpillars for 8-12 weeks ( they eat Bleeding Heart or Glochidion) and you have heaps of available plants to feed them, then please pop in to see us and we can adopt a few eggs to you. They have a fascinating life cycle- would be a great educational experience for children - but just be prepared to feed them daily until they pupate in a cocoon. Contact us for more details...
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Australian Butterfly SanctuaryThanks everyone for your interest - but all eggs have now been spoken for (pending pick up ). Great to know that there are so many people interested in breeding these amazing creatures. We'll let you know if we have more in the future !

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Geoffrey William MartinYes please. want me to send an express envelope. The NT Atlas were very slow getting going this year. Good to hear things are finally picking up.

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Debbie BartleOoooh I have bleeding heart too! Is 1 juvenile tree approx 3m enough?

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Irena DeaconI didn't know bleeding heart was the foodstuff of these beauties. What's the best place to keep the eggs, grubs and cocoon? I'm in Atherton and have a mature bleeding heart.

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Tarja KellyIf I get a Glochidion would it be possible to re-home some eggs to Ballina NSW?

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Katie SquireNicole - might be something that you'd be interested in doing with your kids??

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Anicca-Dea WilliamsonI'm interested. Just chasing down some bleeding heart plants.

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Australian Butterfly ConservationWould it at all be possible to send some to the UK? (v. happy to pay for postage as would be great to see this gargantuan Austtralian specific species up-close)

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Deborah ChanesmanWish I could help but I'm in Victoria

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Coco LuluMargot

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Skye BlackburnKristen

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The Cairns Birdwing butterfly is one of the icons of our region, and it's easy to see why! They are so magnificently coloured, we think 😉

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Australian Butterfly SanctuaryThat's great news - hopefully we'll see lots more in the future!

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Julie KootThere's been 2 more sightings of Ulysses over the Easter Break and they were Really large ones.

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Come and visit us tomorrow (Easter Sunday ) - we will be having our annual easter egg hunt in the aviary. When you find a plastic egg, take it to the front counter on your way out and we will give you a real chocolate egg from the Easter bunny ! Happy Easter 😃 ... See MoreSee Less

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