Located a 45-minute drive from Brisbane, The Bribie Island Butterfly House offers visitors an up-close experience with a wide variety of butterflies from $7 for a child's entry.
As you enter the Butterfly House, children can view the life cycle of the Butterfly, including Chrysalis and some recently emerged butterflies. You are also provided with a Butterfly identification card, which forms a great activity for older children to try to spot them all.
After entering through the tunnel, you will emerge into a beautiful garden of flowering shrubs and hundreds of butterflies. Be sure to take your time and look all around, view them flying overhead, perched on flowers or feeding at the refuelling stations. The best part is trying to encourage them to land on you!
Although there is a strict no-touch policy, you are encouraged to stand still and have them land on you. The butterflies were most active in the warm sun and seemed to be attracted to the lighter coloured clothing. Another tip is to hold your Butterfly identification card out still, in two hands and let them land on this.
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The Butterfly House is wheelchair and pram friendly, however, it is easier to access if you leave the pram in the car. Amenities and baby change facilities are also available.
There is no food available on site, so either pack a picnic to enjoy at the tables provided or visit one of the closed venues such as Sandstone Point Hotel while you are in the area.
Address: 208 First Avenue, Bribie Island. Located behind The Orchid Society
Open Hours: 10am- 4pm Wednesday and Sunday
Parking: Available on site
Wheelchair and Pram friendly Eftpos facilities available
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