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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Entry Tickets

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia, and prides itself on providing a quality wildlife experience.


Guided aviary tours
Behind the scenes tour
Australia's largest butterfly exhibit
Over 2000 tropical butterflies
Located in the heart of Kuranda Village
FREE shuttle service from Skyrail terminal

What you need to know

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. Our knowledgeable guides will take you through the aviary and our 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!

More info


  • General Admission to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Guided tours through the flight aviary
  • Behind the Scenes Laboratory Tour
  • New Food Plant Walk
  • Free information sheet in various languages
  • Shuttle service from Kuranda Skyrail Terminal and Scenic Railway Station

Upgrade Options

  • 4 Park Pass - includes entry to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Wildlife Dome, Rainforestation Nature Park & Wildlife Habitat
  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Rainforestation Nature Park (includes Army Duck Tour, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, Koala & Wildlife Park)


  • Hotel transfers


  • Australia's largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit
  • Over 2000 magnificent tropical butterflies
  • Guided aviary tours
  • Behind the Scenes Laboratory Tour

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 9.45am to 4pm except Christmas Day (25th December)


  • Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is situated at 8 Rob Veivers Drive in the heart of Kuranda Village, 40 minutes from Cairns. There is a FREE shuttle bus to Kuranda Heritage Markets and all attractions, departing from the Skyrail & Kuranda Railway Station every 15 minutes between 10am and 3pm daily

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of entry
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Entry Tickets

8 Rob Vievers Dr, Kuranda, QLD 4881