Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. Home to over 2,000 magnificent tropical butterflies including the striking blue Ulysses and majestic green Cairns Birdwing, the sanctuary is an all-weather experience in the heart of Kuranda.

You’ll be enchanted by these elusive wonders of nature as you wander through the aviary’s boardwalks and gardens with a picturesque rainforest backdrop. The knowledgeable guides will take you through the aviary and the breeding laboratory, detailing a butterfly’s life cycle and its behaviour. Be sure to wear something bright and let these beautiful creatures flutter all over you!

30-minute guided tours through the aviary are available at no extra cost and occur regularly throughout the day, with informative facts delivered about the butterfly’s life cycle and behaviour. There are a range of tours available which include the Butterfly Sanctuary as part of their list of attractions due to their close to proximity to one another, such as our Cairns 4 Park Pass, to help you get the most out of the highlights of the region, so book a ticket today!