Food Plant Walk

food plant walk australian butterfly sanctuary

Ever wondered how on earth we manage to feed over 1500 tropical butterflies a day? Pondered over what plant a Cairns Birdwing Butterfly eats or how much a Hercules Moth caterpillar consumes? Our food plant walk is here to provide answers to all your buzzing, fluttering questions… The food plant walk at the Australian Butterfly […]

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary 30th Birthday

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary has celebrated its landmark 30th year of operation! Initially designed and built by Paul and Sue Wright in 1987, the Woodward Family The CaPTA Group purchased a one half share of the business in 2004 and then the remaining share in 2007. Since owned by the The CaPTA Group, many extensions and […]

Kuranda Easter Celebrations

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Kuranda Easter Celebrations It is that time of the year again when families can get together and celebrate Easter. So why not participate in the Kuranda Easter celebrations? This year, the Kuranda Village will be alive on Saturday 15th April with various activities happening including live entertainment for all ages.  Among the various activities include […]

Euodia Seedlings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

As you may have heard, the numbers of wild Ulysses Butterflies have dropped significantly in the last 12 months, and there has been a complete loss of the species in butterfly exhibits around the country, including our sanctuary. As you can imagine, this has prompted concern for the ongoing survival of the species. However, there is […]

Ulysses Butterfly Decline

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As you may have heard, we’re currently experiencing a complete loss of Ulysses Butterflies in our sanctuary and a significant decline in numbers in the wild. You can read more about it here. We wanted to share a bit more information with you about the situation, including what we have been doing to date. What’s […]

Caper White Butterfly Migration

caper white butterfly migration

The Caper White Butterfly migration is on again! Every 6 to 10 years, South East Queensland and Brisbane have a huge influx of Caper White butterflies. They migrate east, over the Great Dividing Range looking for food plant to lay their eggs. There is no simple answer as to why this happens. It could be […]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

tripadvisor certificate of excellence

We’re thrilled to announce that Australian Butterfly Sanctuary has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we have earned on TripAdvisor!  Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries […]

Butterfly Releases for Weddings

Kuranda Weddings

We’ve talked about having your wedding at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, but did you know we can also help you with butterfly releases for weddings? Releasing butterflies at weddings has become a popular new tradition. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to rice, confetti and balloons … and is a beautiful way to celebrate your union! The butterfly […]

A Butterfly Wedding

butterfly wedding

Every little girl dreams of her wedding growing up – some even dream of a butterfly wedding! We were proud to host the wedding of Sam & Mark last year, who had exactly that. Our sanctuary is perfect for weddings and events. In Sam & Mark’s case, they held the ceremony inside our aviary on the Butterfly […]

10 Butterfly Houses around the World

We are very proud to announce we’ve been named one of the Top 10 Beautiful Butterfly Houses From Around The World in a recent article by The Culture Trip. We have been listed alongside some incredible places such as The Vienna Schmetterlinghaus, or Imperial Butterfly House (Austria), the Penang Butterfly Farm (Malaysia) and the Butterfly Pavilion (USA). Our […]