5 Awesome Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Photos To Copy

toddler in front of ulysses butterfly wings at australian butterfly sanctuary

There is something so beautiful and intricate about butterflies. With colourful, detailed wings and tiny adorable faces, photographing butterflies is a fascinating art for itself. The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary provides a smorgasbord of beautiful photo opportunities. As well as providing a range of colourful tropical butterflies, the aviary itself has some spots that are so […]

How To Take Perfect Butterfly Instagram Photos

instagram butterfly shot girl with butterfly on her nose

When it comes to butterflies, getting that perfect shot for the ‘gram can be a little bit of a challenge. Flapping wings, fluttering bodies and focal changes can leave your camera memory card emptier than a schooner on a bucks night. So how exactly do you take perfect butterfly Instagram photos? From tips on framing, […]

Friday Fun Fact – Orange Migrant Butterflies!

orange migrant

You might remember recently, we mentioned that we had some Orange Migrant caterpillars in our laboratory. Great news, they have emerged and we have some beautiful butterflies flying around our aviary! We’ve been growing the host plant for a few years now, so it’s exciting that we now have the butterfly to go with it. […]

A guaranteed smile awaits at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

It is no secret that these delicate, winged creatures are uplifting. It’s a thrill to see an emerald and sun-yellow Cairns Birdwing and the Blue Triangle will simply take your breath away. Because of their mood enhancing effect, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary was featured by Bupa Dental Insurance as one of the top places to […]

New Butterfly Feeders

butterfly feeders

We have new butterfly feeders! After 29 years, our original feeders are starting to wear out and the product is no longer available. Additionally, some of our new species only have short proboscis that couldn’t reach the nectar through the old feeder lids. Tina, our Lab Supervisor, has designed new feeders that have different colours. […]

Welcome to Koko!

welcome to koko

We’re a bit belated, but please join us in welcoming Koko to our team here at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary! Pepe has abandoned us to go traveling (oh no!), so Koko has stepped into the lab to take over. It’s a busy job feeding and caring for 3000 hungry little caterpillars every day, so we are […]

Hong Kong Airlines visit our sanctuary

hong kong airlines

We were lucky to host a trade famil from Hong Kong Airlines last week, with delegates enjoying the beauty and serenity of our beautiful sanctuary … and of course, our butterflies! A beautiful lunch was provided by our sister park, Rainforestation Nature Park, served out on our deck in the sunshine. It was wonderful to […]

New display – Morpho Butterflies

morpho butterflies

We are very proud to have a new display in our museum, showcasing Morpho butterflies from South America! This is very exciting for all of our guides and staff, especially Robin who said it was a “knock your socks off” moment. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Morning Tea at the Sanctuary

On Tuesday this week, we hosted a morning tea for a group of local ladies from Cairns. They started their visit with a guided tour of the sanctuary, learning about our butterflies and their life cycle. Once they were done, we served tea and coffee with nibbles on the deck between our Aviary and Laboratory. The […]

Birdwing Butterfly Display

Birdwing butterfly display

We are excited to announce our new Birdwing Butterfly Display in our museum! David, who works in our breeding laboratory, has been breeding butterflies since he was 9 and also pins and sets butterflies for display. He has helped to create this masterpiece, and it looks wonderful in our museum! Make sure you check it […]